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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Strings Music Festival

Bringing high caliber music to the high mountains.

91.31

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 91.31
  Financial 94.52
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Strings Music Festival is to present innovative programs of distinctive classical and popular contemporary music in an intimate and friendly setting to audiences of all ages, enhancing the cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the community of Northwest Colorado and its visitors. We present music of the highest quality in an intimate mountain setting. Our summer festival includes a genre-spanning lineup featuring classical musicians from the nation's top orchestras and chart-topping popular contemporary artists. All of whom perform in an intimate, 569-seat Pavilion nestled at the base of Steamboat's mountains.

The mission of Strings Music Festival is to present innovative programs of distinctive classical and popular contemporary music in an intimate and friendly setting to audiences of all ages, enhancing the cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the community of Northwest Colorado and its visitors. We present music of the highest quality in an intimate mountain setting. Our summer festival includes a genre-spanning lineup featuring classical musicians from the nation's top orchestras and chart-topping popular contemporary artists. All of whom perform in an intimate, 569-seat Pavilion nestled at the base of Steamboat's mountains.

Financial

94.52

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.13
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
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) 91.31
Austin Film Society (TX) 97.74
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 88.87
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 87.26
Sunvalley Summer Symphony (ID) 87.28

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,104,866
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $1,129,866
   Program Service Revenue $953,971
Total Primary Revenue $2,083,837
   Other Revenue $164,113
TOTAL REVENUE $2,247,950
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,803,251
   Administrative Expenses $344,880
   Fundraising Expenses $154,441
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,302,572
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-54,622
   
Net Assets $9,124,246

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 $1,803,251 100.0%

Ratings History
Strings Music Festival has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 09/01/2021 91.31
2018-09 02/01/2020 90.64
2017-09 08/01/2018 89.13
2016-09 08/01/2017 88.54
2015-09 08/01/2016 85.81
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.26
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 08/01/2015 83.72
2013-09 08/01/2014 76.36
2012-09 08/01/2013 82.85
2011-09 05/01/2012 81.66
2010-09 09/20/2011 80.24
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 92.83
2009-09 06/01/2010 90.51
2008-09 08/01/2009 90.78
2007-09 06/01/2008 97.89
2006-09 06/01/2007 87.14
2005-09 06/01/2006 87.49
2004-09 06/01/2005 77.65
2003-09 11/01/2004 71.53

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
$122,500 5.32% Elissa Greene Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Strings Music Festival (CO) 91.31
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Austin Film Society (TX) 97.74
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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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