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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Encouraging and expanding musical appreciation

three stars

82.02

300 Water Street Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
tel: (904) 354-5479   Web Site
EIN: 59-6002520

Board Leadership
David M. Strickland
Chair

CEO
Steven Libman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.02 three stars
  Financial 74.89 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1949, The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) is one of Florida's most long-standing orchestras. As one of a handful of American orchestras with its own dedicated concert hall, the JSO performs the majority of its programs in the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, the only true orchestra concert hall in Florida. The JSO also reaches nearly 250,000 residents on the First Coast and throughout Florida. Nearly half of these residents are children, who benefit from the Symphony's extensive education programs, including concerts, ensemble performances and master classes, a school partnership program - Symphony Schools - and the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition to a season schedule of approximately 130 concerts, Symphony musicians give nearly 200 educational ensemble performances in schools and senior centers.

Founded in 1949, The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) is one of Florida's most long-standing orchestras. As one of a handful of American orchestras with its own dedicated concert hall, the JSO performs the majority of its programs in the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, the only true orchestra concert hall in Florida. The JSO also reaches nearly 250,000 residents on the First Coast and throughout Florida. Nearly half of these residents are children, who benefit from the Symphony's extensive education programs, including concerts, ensemble performances and master classes, a school partnership program - Symphony Schools - and the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition to a season schedule of approximately 130 concerts, Symphony musicians give nearly 200 educational ensemble performances in schools and senior centers.

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Financial

two stars

74.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL) 82.02 three stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 88.24 three stars
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 85.06 three stars
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 85.46 three stars
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,152,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,440,000
   Government Grants $271,741
Total Contributions $5,864,616
   Program Service Revenue $3,340,260
Total Primary Revenue $9,204,876
   Other Revenue $390,621
TOTAL REVENUE $9,595,497
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,736,210
   Administrative Expenses $2,082,585
   Fundraising Expenses $1,271,968
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,090,763
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,495,266
   
Net Assets $7,646,541

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
Indoor Concert Series $7,572,740 97.9%
Youth Music Program $163,470 2.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 82.02 three stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 84.92 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 87.57 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.65 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.54 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.78 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 78.77 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 87.44 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 81.02 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.07 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 75.40 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 80.33 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 86.88 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 90.61 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 85.35 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 81.95 three stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 82.59 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 59-6002520
Name in IRS Master File JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
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 (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 April, 1951
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
Not compensated -- David Strickland Chairman/Interim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL) 82.02 three stars
Alabama Symphony Orchestra (AL) 85.04 three stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 89.89 three stars
Nashville Symphony (TN) 88.83 three stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
300 Water Street
Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
tel: (904) 354-5479
fax: (904) 354-9238
EIN: 59-6002520

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Board Leadership

David M. Strickland
Chair

CEO

Steven Libman
President, CEO

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