EIN 91-0667412

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
555
Year formed
1903
Most recent tax filings
2020-08-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
To present symphonic music of the highest quality in a distinctive way for the cultural enrichment, education, engagement and enjoyment of the people of our community. Present symphonic music for cultural enrichment, education, engagement and enjoymen...

Program areas at Seattle Symphony Orchestra

The Seattle Symphony is one of america's leading orchestras, and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. The Symphony is heard from september through july by more than 500,000 people through live performances, streaming, and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest concert halls in the world -- the acoustically superb benaroya hall -- in downtown Seattle. The Symphony also manages performances and events at benaroya hall by other artistic organizations, community groups and other organizations.
The Seattle Symphony offers extensive arts education programs for families, teachers and students, and it collaborates with more than 70 local nonprofit partners to build meaningful connections with our communities. Activities include teaching artist residencies in elementary classrooms, educational concerts, free concert tickets, and arts-based programs serving individuals affected by homelessness, addiction, and other trauma. People of all ages explore symphonic music through instrument exploration and live music presentations. The Symphony's education and community engagement programs bring classical music to more than 65,000 people each year.

Form 990s for Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-07-15990View PDF
2019-082021-02-05990View PDF
2018-082019-10-12990View PDF
2017-082018-10-16990View PDF
2016-082017-10-12990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Seattle Symphony FoundationGeneral Support$1,470,087
 View purchase optionsGeneral Use And/or Special Fund/project$531,956
 View purchase optionsFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$420,351
...and 63 more grants received

Grants made by Seattle Symphony Orchestra

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
B H Music CenterFacility Support$350,000

Financials for Seattle Symphony Orchestra

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,437,745
Program services$9,650,532
Investment income and dividends$165,796
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$78,829
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-3,543
Net income from fundraising events$-157,501
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$39,113
Miscellaneous revenues$28,609
Total revenues$30,239,580

Personnel at Seattle Symphony Orchestra

NameTitleCompensation
Krishna ThiagarajanPresident and Chief Executive Officer$415,671
Cheronne WongVice President and Chief Financial Officer$169,677
Jane HargraftVice President of Development$231,109
 View purchase optionsVice President Artistic Planning$151,185
 View purchase optionsVice President and General Manager$145,423
...and 11 more key personnel

Organizations like Seattle Symphony Orchestra

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Baltimore Symphony OrchestraBaltimore, MD$22,967,506
Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston, MA$95,876,005
Houston Symphony SocietyHouston, TX$30,832,679
Phoenix Symphony AssociationPhoenix, AZ$8,518,986
Milwaukee Symphony OrchestraMilwaukee, WI$34,702,822
San Diego Symphony Orchestra AssociationSan Diego, CA$47,933,671
Sarasota OrchestraSarasota, FL$13,740,273
Indiana Symphony SocietyIndianapolis, IN$19,159,572
Saint Louis Symphony OrchestraSaint Louis, MO$42,338,715
Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)Dallas, TX$38,703,176
Philadelphia Orchestra AssociationPhiladelphia, PA$42,819,632
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO)Cincinnati, OH$72,846,957
Oregon Symphony AssociationPortland, OR$13,520,879
Jacksonville Symphony AssociationJacksonville, FL$9,523,661
Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago, IL$73,806,692
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)Detroit, MI$29,874,628
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)Pittsburgh, PA$44,898,626
The Florida OrchestraSaint Petersburg, FL$10,417,898
The Cleveland OrchestraCleveland, OH$54,210,898
Kansas City SymphonyKansas City, MO$17,397,853
San Francisco Symphony (SFS)San Francisco, CA$65,337,218
North Carolina Symphony SocietyRaleigh, NC$14,878,850
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra SocietyCharlotte, NC$8,972,227
Colorado SymphonyDenver, CO$13,309,204
The Louisville OrchestraLouisville, KY$7,823,510
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$30,239,580
2020
Yearly growth
-9.6%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$28,858,298
2020
Yearly growth
-13.2%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$18,857,224
2020
Yearly growth
-17%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
555
2020
Yearly growth
2.8%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
PO Box 21906
Seattle, WA 98111
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
County
King County, WA
Website URL
seattlesymphony.org/ 
Phone
(206) 215-4700
Facebook page
seattlesymphony 
Twitter profile
@seattlesymphony 
IRS details
EIN
91-0667412
Fiscal year end
August
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1903
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A69: Symphony Orchestras
NAICS code, primary
711130: Musical Groups and Artists
Parent/child status
Central organization