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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Florida Orchestra

Listen to the soundtrack to a life well lived.

four stars

90.85

244 Second Avenue North Suite 420
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
tel: (727) 892-3331   Web Site
EIN: 59-1223691

Board Leadership
Janet Paroo
Chair

CEO
Michael Pastreich
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.85 four stars
  Financial 89.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony in 1968, the orchestra was established by representatives of the Tampa Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Symphony, who merged the two cultural institutions. The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the best orchestras in America.

The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony in 1968, the orchestra was established by representatives of the Tampa Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Symphony, who merged the two cultural institutions. The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the best orchestras in America.

Financial

three stars

89.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 90.85 four stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 91.76 four stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 87.29 three stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 92.51 four stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 86.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,515,843
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $395,200
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $254,221
Total Contributions $6,165,264
   Program Service Revenue $3,557,534
Total Primary Revenue $9,722,798
   Other Revenue $64,434
TOTAL REVENUE $9,787,232
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,239,753
   Administrative Expenses $970,483
   Fundraising Expenses $650,361
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,860,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-73,365
   
Net Assets $11,353,168

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
Performances $7,827,765 95.0%
Children's Programs $411,988 5.0%

Ratings History
The Florida Orchestra has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.85 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 91.77 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 86.31 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.63 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 78.65 two stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 85.40 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 81.54 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 73.50 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 79.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 72.43 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 87.60 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 93.06 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 87.81 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 81.55 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 75.27 two stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 69.36 one star
2002-06 01/01/2004 72.01 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 59-1223691
Name in IRS Master File FLORIDA ORCHESTRA INC
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
(319) Other social 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 June, 1969
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,691 1.78% Michael Pastreich President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 90.85 four stars
New Century Chamber Orchestra (CA) 86.78 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 91.76 four stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 87.29 three stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Assn (CA) 86.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Florida Orchestra
244 Second Avenue North
Suite 420
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
tel: (727) 892-3331
fax: (727) 892-3338
EIN: 59-1223691

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Board Leadership

Janet Paroo
Chair

CEO

Michael Pastreich
President and CEO

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