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Symphony Space

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

three stars

88.93

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

Board Leadership
Steven Aresty
Chair

CEO
Kathy Landau
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.93 three stars
  Financial 84.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

three stars

84.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.35
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
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) 88.93 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.31 four stars
Children's Theatre Company (MN) 88.17 three stars
Thomasville Center for the Arts (GA) 86.13 three stars
Maui Arts & Cultural Center (HI) 85.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,252,835
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $333,530
   Fundraising Events $566,832
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $232,350
Total Contributions $2,385,547
   Program Service Revenue $3,076,442
Total Primary Revenue $5,461,989
   Other Revenue $826,774
TOTAL REVENUE $6,288,763
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,089,518
   Administrative Expenses $914,929
   Fundraising Expenses $670,721
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,675,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-386,405
   
Net Assets $20,419,168

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 $899,624 17.7%
Rental Events $807,332 15.9%
Music $729,096 14.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,860 2.48% Cynthia Elliott Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony Space (NY) 88.93 three stars
Park Avenue Armory (NY) 91.95 four stars
University Musical Society (MI) 93.04 four stars
Community Arts Music Association (CA) 85.43 three stars
Maui Arts & Cultural Center (HI) 85.05 three 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

Steven Aresty
Chair

CEO

Kathy Landau
Executive Director

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