EIN 95-3618955

Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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To manage, maintain and renovate the Santa Barbara Bowl, to provide music and performing arts events in the Santa Barbara Community, to promote cultural and artistic awareness in Santa Barbara County.
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Program areas at Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

Performing arts: the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation is led by dedicated volunteers and staff to operate the Santa Barbara Bowl, a preeminent outdoor performing arts venue, typically hosting approximately 35 shows and over 120,000 patrons annually. Following a $40 million renovation and restoration effort, the Foundation continues to raise funds to protect the community's investment and stay at the forefront of technology, audience safety and amenities. The Foundation also raises funds for outreach programming and endowment to provide need-based support, resources, and advocacy to music and performing arts education programs benefiting local school children. Following a shortened season and limited operations in 2021 due to covid-19, the Foundation resumed full operations and saw increased program revenue and expenses in 2022.
Outreach program: the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation is a respected partner in the performing arts education community in the greater Santa Barbara area, typically reaching approximately 20,000 school children annually. Its programs include supporting the arts community by providing need-based support to the arts education programs, supporting community access to the performing arts, and serving as an arts advocate in the community. The Foundation itself commits $1.00 per paid ticket to the outreach program.

Grants made by Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Santa Barbara Arts CollaborativeOutreach Grant$21,300
Scholarship Foundation of Santa BarbaraOutreach Grant$20,000
Dos Pueblos Band BoostersOutreach Grant$16,060
...and 19 more grants made totalling $271,233

Who funds Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Wood-Claeyssens FoundationGeneral Operating Support$200,000
Elaine F Stepanek FoundationGeneral Operating$150,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$125,500
...and 29 more grants received totalling $1,291,200

Personnel at Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

Richard BollerExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer$208,641
Eric ShiflettProgram Director$146,322
Tucker PapacOperations Manager$107,923
Andrew GardnerBusiness Manager$109,541
Nicola ParrTreasurer$0
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,649,160
Program services$3,038,318
Investment income and dividends$276,359
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$97,948
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$880,015
Miscellaneous revenues$9,238
Total revenues$6,951,038

Form 990s for Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-09990View PDF
2021-122022-11-11990View PDF
2020-122021-08-20990View PDF
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-02-12990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 11, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 11, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
December 28, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
November 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Hermann Family Foundation
August 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 24 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Wood-Claeyssens Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Sports organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesHuman services
MembershipsPolitical advocacyState / local levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
1122 N N Milpas St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Metro area
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara County, CA
Website URL
(805) 962-7411
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N00: Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics: General
NAICS code, primary
7113: Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
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