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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

91.88

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

Board Leadership
Jonathan Griggs
Chairman

CEO
Kristin Windbigler
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.88
  Financial 88.53
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

88.53

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
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) 91.88
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.24
The Grand 1894 Opera House (TX) 85.50
California Film Institute (CA) 89.04
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) 90.09

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $238,476
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $111,875
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $170,157
Total Contributions $520,508
   Program Service Revenue $1,303,943
Total Primary Revenue $1,824,451
   Other Revenue $46,694
TOTAL REVENUE $1,871,145
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,678,139
   Administrative Expenses $221,211
   Fundraising Expenses $155,445
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,054,795
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-183,650
   
Net Assets $4,589,089

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 $806,362 48.1%
Cultural Programs and Events $442,450 26.4%
Merchandise Sales $142,514 8.5%

Ratings History
Western Folklife Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 91.88
2019-06 02/01/2020 90.60
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.01
2018-06 05/01/2019 81.43
2017-06 10/01/2018 75.52
2016-06 12/22/2017 77.88
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.51
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.34
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.32
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.41
2012-06 08/01/2013 83.78
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.98
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.82
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 79.94
2008-06 11/01/2009 82.59
2007-06 03/01/2009 77.37
2006-06 05/01/2007 88.46
2005-06 07/01/2006 90.19
2004-06 09/01/2005 82.20

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,307 7.26% Kristin Windbigler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Folklife Center (NV) 91.88
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 85.46
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 94.74
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 85.14
Strathmore (MD) 85.56

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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

Jonathan Griggs
Chairman

CEO

Kristin Windbigler
Executive Director

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