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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Symphony Space

Fostering artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs

three stars

89.70

2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025
tel: (212) 864-1414   Web Site
EIN: 13-2941455

Board Leadership
Lenore Davis
Chair

CEO
Kathy Landau
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.70 three stars
  Financial 90.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Symphony Space fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. Reaching audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, and - through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, pod casts and touring - the nation, we: present and produce a calendar of innovative, multidisciplinary arts events; provide a first-rate affordable facility for artists and producers; nurture relationships with established and emerging artists and other cultural organizations who will use Symphony Space as a venue for adventurous artistic growth; and take a position of leadership in curriculum-based arts education for children and adults.

Symphony Space fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. Reaching audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, and - through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, pod casts and touring - the nation, we: present and produce a calendar of innovative, multidisciplinary arts events; provide a first-rate affordable facility for artists and producers; nurture relationships with established and emerging artists and other cultural organizations who will use Symphony Space as a venue for adventurous artistic growth; and take a position of leadership in curriculum-based arts education for children and adults.

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Financial

four stars

90.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Symphony Space on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Symphony Space on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony Space (NY) 89.70 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.23 four stars
Boch Center (MA) 91.98 four stars
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 87.29 three stars
Vashon Center for the Arts (WA) 89.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,206,343
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $195,777
   Fundraising Events $567,076
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $134,452
Total Contributions $2,103,648
   Program Service Revenue $3,377,984
Total Primary Revenue $5,481,632
   Other Revenue $1,049,235
TOTAL REVENUE $6,530,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,444,267
   Administrative Expenses $882,147
   Fundraising Expenses $381,089
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,707,503
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-176,636
   
Net Assets $20,182,045

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
Literature - Selected Shorts $1,130,444 20.8%
Education $981,551 18.0%
Rental Events $956,784 17.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 89.70 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.83 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 88.93 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 88.37 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.20 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 86.61 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 86.15 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.32 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.43 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 71.40 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 91.95 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 85.09 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 87.96 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 74.38 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 77.46 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 89.86 three stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 83.66 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 13-2941455
Name in IRS Master File SYMPHONY SPACE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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, 1978
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,856 2.96% Kathy Landau Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony Space (NY) 89.70 three stars
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 96.50 four stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 85.00 three stars
Ravinia Festival (IL) 90.24 four stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 92.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
tel: (212) 864-1414
fax: (212) 932-3228
EIN: 13-2941455

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Board Leadership

Lenore Davis
Chair

CEO

Kathy Landau
Executive Director

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