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Opera San José

Opera San José is dedicated to maintaining a resident company of opera singers.

four stars

91.33

2149 Paragon Drive San José, CA 95131
tel: (408) 437-4460   Web Site
EIN: 77-0009773

Board Leadership
Gillian Moran
President

CEO
Khori Dastoor
General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.33 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opera San José is dedicated to maintaining a resident company of opera singers with whom we present compelling, professional opera performances, while creating and providing cultural and educational programs that both enrich the opera-going experience and encourage future generations of artists and audiences. Opera San José also provides technical assistance to other organizations.

Founded in 1984, Opera San José is unique in that it is the only year-long resident opera company in the nation. Members of the resident company form the core of the artistic staff for main-stage productions as well as educational programs.

To achieve this mission, Opera San José will:

-Maintain a professional, fiscally responsible opera company of artistic excellence for San José and its environs;
-Discover, retain and develop outstanding, emerging professional singers;
-Provide these singers with repeated performance opportunities;
-Develop, entertain, and educate audiences from the extended community.

Opera San José is dedicated to maintaining a resident company of opera singers with whom we present compelling, professional opera performances, while creating and providing cultural and educational programs that both enrich the opera-going experience and encourage future generations of artists and audiences. Opera San José also provides technical assistance to other organizations.

Founded in 1984, Opera San José is unique in that it is the only year-long resident opera company in the nation. Members of the resident company form the core of the artistic staff for main-stage productions as well as educational programs.

To achieve this mission, Opera San José will:

-Maintain a professional, fiscally responsible opera company of artistic excellence for San José and its environs;
-Discover, retain and develop outstanding, emerging professional singers;
-Provide these singers with repeated performance opportunities;
-Develop, entertain, and educate audiences from the extended community.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera San José on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera San José on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera San José (CA) 91.33 four stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.31 four stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 89.26 three stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.73 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,643,864
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $288,949
Total Contributions $1,932,813
   Program Service Revenue $1,964,227
Total Primary Revenue $3,897,040
   Other Revenue $185,383
TOTAL REVENUE $4,082,423
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,524,639
   Administrative Expenses $402,394
   Fundraising Expenses $277,677
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,204,710
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,122,287
   
Net Assets $7,271,559

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
Main Stage Performances $4,195,107 92.7%
Educational Programming for Youth $279,944 6.2%
Educational Programming for Adults $49,588 1.1%

Ratings History
Opera San José has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 91.33 four stars
2018-06 12/01/2019 92.22 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 92.72 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 94.10 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 88.67 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.75 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.12 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 84.86 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 92.18 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.29 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 86.10 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.36 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 79.12 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 78.60 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 94.18 four stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 96.20 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 98.82 four stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 98.52 four stars
2003-06 03/01/2005 87.96 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 77-0009773
Name in IRS Master File OPERA SAN JOSE INCORPORATED
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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 February, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,000 1.72% Larry Hancock General Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera San José (CA) 91.33 four stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 86.23 three stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 86.65 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 94.24 four stars
The Atlanta Opera (GA) 90.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Opera San José
2149 Paragon Drive
San José, CA 95131
tel: (408) 437-4460
fax: (408) 437-4455
EIN: 77-0009773

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Board Leadership

Gillian Moran
President

CEO

Khori Dastoor
General Director

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