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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Providing innovative discovery and distinctive experience

88.14

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
Deborah J. Palmer
Board Chair

CEO
Jon Limbacher
President and Managing Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14
  Financial 84.35
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

84.35

Accountability & Transparency

94.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.14
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 86.54
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 88.99
New Century Chamber Orchestra (CA) 88.14
Hartford Symphony Orchestra (CT) 86.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,254,345
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $148,046
   Related Organizations $455,413
   Government Grants $511,403
Total Contributions $6,369,207
   Program Service Revenue $1,424,043
Total Primary Revenue $7,793,250
   Other Revenue $1,775,623
TOTAL REVENUE $9,568,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,858,784
   Administrative Expenses $1,145,538
   Fundraising Expenses $936,632
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,940,954
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-372,081
   
Net Assets $44,875,874

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 $7,858,784 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 88.14
2019-06 11/01/2020 88.84
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.75
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.65
2016-06 03/01/2018 87.29
2015-06 10/01/2016 85.84
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.38
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.32
2013-06 12/22/2014 77.00
2012-06 11/01/2013 74.04
2011-06 09/01/2012 78.17
2010-06 11/01/2011 75.06
2009-06 09/20/2011 76.66
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 68.79
2008-06 12/15/2009 87.16
2007-06 08/01/2008 88.93
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.27
2005-06 04/01/2006 82.98
2004-06 04/01/2005 85.31
2003-06 05/01/2004 72.97

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$275,189 2.76% Jon Limbacher President & Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.14
Nashville Symphony (TN) 88.83
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 87.52
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 91.27
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.47

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Charity Contact Info

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

Deborah J. Palmer
Board Chair

CEO

Jon Limbacher
President and Managing Director

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