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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Providing innovative discovery and distinctive experience

three stars

87.75

The Historic Hamm Building, 3rd Floor 408 St. Peter Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 292-3246   Web Site
EIN: 41-0829498

Board Leadership
Joseph Tashjian
Board Chair

CEO
Jon Limbacher
President and Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.75 three stars
  Financial 83.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) is the nation's only full-time professional chamber orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. 35 virtuoso musicians present more than 150 concerts and educational programs each year, and reach over 1.1 million listeners each week on public radio stations nationwide. The SPCO has released 67 recordings, commissioned 122 new works, and premiered 49 additional compositions. Renowned for its artistic excellence and remarkable versatility of musical styles, the SPCO tours nationally and internationally. Launched in 1995, the award-winning CONNECT education program reaches 5,000 students annually in 16 Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) is the nation's only full-time professional chamber orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. 35 virtuoso musicians present more than 150 concerts and educational programs each year, and reach over 1.1 million listeners each week on public radio stations nationwide. The SPCO has released 67 recordings, commissioned 122 new works, and premiered 49 additional compositions. Renowned for its artistic excellence and remarkable versatility of musical styles, the SPCO tours nationally and internationally. Launched in 1995, the award-winning CONNECT education program reaches 5,000 students annually in 16 Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools.

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Financial

three stars

83.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 87.75 three stars
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San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 93.01 four stars
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (OH) 91.14 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,336,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,304
   Related Organizations $376,859
   Government Grants $458,669
Total Contributions $7,229,539
   Program Service Revenue $2,285,353
Total Primary Revenue $9,514,892
   Other Revenue $1,987,665
TOTAL REVENUE $11,502,557
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,374,005
   Administrative Expenses $1,229,829
   Fundraising Expenses $1,123,394
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,727,228
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $775,329
   
Net Assets $47,523,514

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Orchestra $8,374,005 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.75 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.65 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 87.29 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 85.84 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.32 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 77.00 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 74.04 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 78.17 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 75.06 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 76.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 68.79 one star
2008-06 12/15/2009 87.16 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 88.93 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.27 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 82.98 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 85.31 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 72.97 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 79.14 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 84.36 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 41-0829498
Name in IRS Master File SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SOCIETY
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$250,724 2.33% Jon Limbacher President & Managing Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 87.75 three stars
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Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 86.17 three stars
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 85.46 three stars
Nashville Symphony (TN) 89.90 three stars

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
The Historic Hamm Building, 3rd Floor
408 St. Peter Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 292-3246
EIN: 41-0829498

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Board Leadership

Joseph Tashjian
Board Chair

CEO

Jon Limbacher
President and Managing Director

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