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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Contemporary art & performance

four stars

90.09

701 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 978-2700   Web Site
EIN: 94-3042571

Board Leadership
Sara Fenske Bahat
Board Chair

CEO
Deborah Cullinan
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.09 four stars
  Financial 85.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

YBCA is a citizen institution, home to the diverse local arts community while serving to connect the Bay Area to the world.

Our mission: We generate culture that moves people.

Our vision: A community that thrives on inspiration.

YBCA is a citizen institution, home to the diverse local arts community while serving to connect the Bay Area to the world.

Our mission: We generate culture that moves people.

Our vision: A community that thrives on inspiration.

Financial

three stars

85.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) 90.09 four stars
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 96.57 four stars
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (CA) 95.18 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.43 three stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 95.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,826,232
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $73,998
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,330,000
Total Contributions $5,230,230
   Program Service Revenue $6,472,977
Total Primary Revenue $11,703,207
   Other Revenue $2,256,726
TOTAL REVENUE $13,959,933
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,645,752
   Administrative Expenses $1,328,069
   Fundraising Expenses $1,465,382
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,439,203
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,479,270
   
Net Assets $11,642,967

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
Facility Rentals Program $3,695,625 29.2%
Visual Arts $2,892,899 22.9%
Performing Arts $1,770,167 14.0%

Ratings History
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 90.09 four stars
2018-06 09/01/2020 91.95 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.47 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 92.91 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.35 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.34 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 91.38 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.24 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.79 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 94.53 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 93.04 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.96 four stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 93.03 four stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 87.91 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 63.82 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 65.92 one star
2004-06 04/01/2005 68.83 one star
2003-06 05/01/2004 73.77 two 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 94-3042571
Name in IRS Master File YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(91) Art exhibit
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 August, 1987
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
$219,774 1.42% Deborah Cullinan CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) 90.09 four stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 93.91 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.43 three stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 89.33 three stars
Boch Center (MA) 90.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 978-2700
EIN: 94-3042571

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Board Leadership

Sara Fenske Bahat
Board Chair

CEO

Deborah Cullinan
Chief Executive Officer

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