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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Strings Music Festival

Presenting innovative programs of distinctive classical and popular contemporary music

three stars

89.13

900 Strings Road Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
tel: (970) 879-5056   Web Site
EIN: 84-1101995

Board Leadership
Ted Kahn
Chairman

CEO
Elissa Greene
Executive Director, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.13 three stars
  Financial 89.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its inception in 1988, Strings Music Festival has presented the highest quality chamber music and other classical programming to both local and tourist audiences. During its history, the festival has added jazz, blues, country, world, and various other art forms to its programming in response to community requests. A nationally recognized, award-winning music festival, Strings presents over 85 performances of chamber music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms, and many other genres every summer. Artists include Grammy winners and nominees, major competition winners and principal players from the most renowned orchestras and international soloists.

Since its inception in 1988, Strings Music Festival has presented the highest quality chamber music and other classical programming to both local and tourist audiences. During its history, the festival has added jazz, blues, country, world, and various other art forms to its programming in response to community requests. A nationally recognized, award-winning music festival, Strings presents over 85 performances of chamber music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms, and many other genres every summer. Artists include Grammy winners and nominees, major competition winners and principal players from the most renowned orchestras and international soloists.

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Financial

three stars

89.27

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.36
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Strings Music Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Strings Music Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Strings Music Festival (CO) 89.13 three stars
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.47 three stars
May Festival (OH) 89.17 three stars
Waterfire Providence (RI) 86.47 three stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 99.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,004,073
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $21,000
Total Contributions $1,026,073
   Program Service Revenue $822,994
Total Primary Revenue $1,849,067
   Other Revenue $145,881
TOTAL REVENUE $1,994,948
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,578,809
   Administrative Expenses $286,451
   Fundraising Expenses $186,096
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,051,356
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-56,408
   
Net Assets $9,082,997

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
Chamber Music Concerts $1,578,809 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 89.13 three stars
2016-09 08/01/2017 88.54 three stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 85.81 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.26 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 08/01/2015 83.72 three stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 76.36 two stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 82.85 three stars
2011-09 05/01/2012 81.66 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 80.24 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 92.83 four stars
2009-09 06/01/2010 90.51 four stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 90.78 four stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 97.89 four stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 87.14 three stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 87.49 three stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 77.65 two stars
2003-09 11/01/2004 71.53 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 84-1101995
Name in IRS Master File STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 January, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,000 5.36% Elissa Greene Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Strings Music Festival (CO) 89.13 three stars
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 94.45 four stars
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 91.70 four stars
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.47 three stars
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 92.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Strings Music Festival
900 Strings Road
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
tel: (970) 879-5056
fax: (970) 879-7460
EIN: 84-1101995

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 774627
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

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Board Leadership

Ted Kahn
Chairman

CEO

Elissa Greene
Executive Director, CEO

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