Sierra Chamber Opera in Fresno, California (CA)

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Sierra Chamber Opera
Employer Identification Number (EIN)942515886
Name of OrganizationSierra Chamber Opera
Address834 E Alamos Ave, Fresno, CA 93704-3103
ActivitiesCultural performances
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date06/1979
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2014
Assets$100,000 to $499,999
Income$25,000 to $99,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$225,070
Amount of Income$99,443
Form 990 Revenue Amount$58,399
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: Opera

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Amount of income in 2014: $99,443 (it was $196,496 in 2013)
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Assets in 2014: $225,070 (it was $228,509 in 2013)
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Expenses in 2014: $81,078
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Income to expenses ratio in 2014: 1.2
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Grants share in income in 2014: 58.0%
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Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2014

Support schedule

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
Total revenue$47,443$65,723$58,399
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$27,608$41,634$33,889
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$11,950$12,785$13,773
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0
Gain/Loss from sale of assets other than inventory$2,376$5,455$2,893
Gross amount from sale of assets other than inventory$146,346$136,228$43,937
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$143,970$130,773$41,044
Net income/loss from gaming and fundraising events$112$0$0
Gross profit/loss from sales of inventory$0$0$0
Other revenue$5,397$5,849$7,844
Total expenses$84,338$75,576$81,078
Total net assets$226,259$225,486$221,840
Excess/Deficit for the year$-36,895$-9,853$-22,679
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$268,160$226,259$225,486
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$-5,006$9,080$19,033
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$225,486$221,840
Balance Sheets
Total assets$229,194$228,509$225,070
Total liabilities$2,935$3,023$3,230
Net assets or fund balances$226,259$225,486$221,840
Other Information
Did the organization engage in any significant activity not previously reported to the IRS?NoNo
Were any significant changes made to the organizing or governing documents?NoNo
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year from business activitiesNoNoNo
Has the organization filed a Form 990-T for the year?NoNo
Did the organization undergo a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or significant disposition of net assets during the year?NoNo
Amount of political expenditures, direct or indirect$0$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?NoNo
Did the organization borrow from, or make any loans to, any officer, director, trustee, or key employee or were any such loans made in a prior year and still outstanding at the end of the tax year covered by this return?NoNo
Total amount involved$0$0
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0$0$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year, or did it engage in an excess benefit transaction in a prior year that has not been reported on any of its prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?NoNo
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNo
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2014)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2010 - 2014)
2010 - 2014 Total
Public support$272,336
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$206,630
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$65,706
Gross receipts from activities that are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Amounts received from disqualified persons$0
Amounts received from other than disqualified persons that exceed the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the total support$0
Total support$305,568
Public support$272,336
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$33,232
Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$0
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income$0
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IdNameAddressStateEstablishedTotal Income
1San Francisco Opera Association301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509CA1924-03$114,921,198
2Los Angeles Opera Company135 No Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013CA1960-05$53,745,312
3Opera San Jose Incorporated2149 Paragon Dr, San Jose, CA 95131-1312CA1984-02$4,271,163
4Sonoma City Opera484 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476CA1985-03$1,867
5San Diego Opera Association233 A St Ste 500, San Diego, CA 92101-4095CA1959-10$15,463,585
6California Musical Theatre1510 J St Ste 200, Sacramento, CA 95814-2099CA1964-04$13,003,496
7Merola Opera Program301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509CA1957-08$4,045,533
8Fresno International Grand Opera2405 Capitol St Ste 103, Fresno, CA 93721-2259CA1999-01$1,529,721
9Long Beach Opera507 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-2302CA1979-07$1,518,491
10Lamplighters Music Theatre469 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1316CA1964-08$1,139,453
11Bakersfield Civic Light Opera Association1931 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4417CA1974-03$1,107,098
12Sacramento Opera Association3811 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5520CA1966-01$878,955
13San Diego Civic Light Opera Association Inc, Starlight Musical TheatrePO BOX 3519, San Diego, CA 92163-1519CA1947-05$767,719
14West Bay Opera Association Inc221 Lambert Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2217CA1962-04$631,805
15West Valley Light Opera AssociationPO BOX 779, Los Gatos, CA 95031-0779CA1972-03$514,984
16Santa Cecilia Opera And Orchestra Association2759 W Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1038CA1998-11$326,346
17Southland Sings450 Tocino Dr, Duarte, CA 91010-1451CA1997-11$211,370
18Sierra Chamber Opera834 E Alamos Ave, Fresno, CA 93704-3103CA1979-06$99,443
19Stockton Opera Association Inc431 S Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95242-3524CA1968-08$54,163
20Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera Association IncPO BOX 92030, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-2030CA1993-11$0
Number of organizations performing similar types of work
District of Columbia3
North Carolina4
North Dakota2
New Hampshire5
New Jersey7
New Mexico2
New York31
South Carolina3
West Virginia1
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