Now in its 36th season, Opera San José is a well established arts institution with a reputation for excellent fiscal management. The company has maintained its non-profit 501(c) 3 status since 1984 (EIN# 77-0009773). Well-managed from its inception, Opera San José has never incurred debt. Rather, the company has continually nurtured a modest cash reserve and has acquired, with no debt, two 24,000 sq. ft. operations facilities, and two apartment buildings (fourteen units total) for free artist housing. The company has received nine 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator for its impeccable record of fiscal management. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Opera San José adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.