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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Western Folklife Center

Explore and give voice to traditional and dynamic cultures of the American West

four stars

90.60

501 Railroad Street Elko, NV 89801
tel: (775) 738-7508   Web Site
EIN: 87-0447025

Board Leadership
Paul Caudill
Chairman

CEO
Kristin Windbigler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.60 four stars
  Financial 86.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Western Folklife Center uses story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.

The Western Folklife Center uses story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.

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Financial

three stars

86.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Folklife Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Folklife Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.86 four stars
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (LA) 85.91 three stars
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 88.13 three stars
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $196,565
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $97,115
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $70,440
Total Contributions $364,120
   Program Service Revenue $1,116,201
Total Primary Revenue $1,480,321
   Other Revenue $113,427
TOTAL REVENUE $1,593,748
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,511,670
   Administrative Expenses $245,684
   Fundraising Expenses $146,927
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,904,281
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-310,533
   
Net Assets $4,802,523

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
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering $681,390 45.1%
Cultural Programs and Events $445,698 29.5%
Merchandise Sales $210,607 13.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2020 90.60 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.01 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 81.43 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 75.52 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 77.88 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.51 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.32 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.41 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 83.78 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.98 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.82 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 79.94 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 82.59 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 77.37 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 88.46 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 90.19 four stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 82.20 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 87-0447025
Name in IRS Master File WESTERN FOLKLIFE CENTER
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 December, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,745 8.17% Kristin Windbigler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 86.43 three stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 89.85 three stars
Ravinia Festival (IL) 91.64 four stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 90.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801
tel: (775) 738-7508
fax: (775) 738-2900
EIN: 87-0447025

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Board Leadership

Paul Caudill
Chairman

CEO

Kristin Windbigler
Executive Director

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