Mission: THE EPISCOPAL ACTORS' GUILD PROVIDES EMERGENCY AID AND SUPPORT TO PROFESSIONAL PERFORMERS OF ALL FAITHS UNDERGOING FINANCIAL CRISIS. WE ARE ALSO DEDICATED TO HELPING EMERGING  ... (More)

Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1928, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.actorsguild.org

 1 E 29TH ST
New York NY 10016-7405



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

97

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score:, and 100% Finance & Accountability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

97

out of 100

The score earned by Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc. is a passing score

This V4 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

97

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

72.09%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

35/35 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Has Audit/Review

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.12%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



KAREN LEHMAN FOSTER, EXECUTIVE DI

$98,358


ELOWYN CASTLE, PRESIDENT

$0


NICHOLAS PAVLIK, VICE PRESIDE

$0


PETER VON BERG, VICE PRESIDE

$0


SUZANNAH GRADY, TREASURER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Other school related activities (BMF activity code: 059)

Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships) (BMF activity code: 561)

Other religious activities (BMF activity code: 029)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Staffing


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

EAG was eligible for additional pandemic relief grants and brought in more than anticipated in FY20-21. Contributions from individual donors were also higher in 2020 due to COVID giving, including increased giving from donors new to our organization. EAG applied for and received a PPP loan, which has since been forgiven, which insured that our staff of three could work full-time remotely to continue providing services to our client base.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

When EAG closed our physical office due to New York State's PAUSE order in March 2020, we immediately pivoted to using online applications for our primary program, the Emergency Aid & Relief Program. EAG was able to continue providing short-term emergency financial grants for rent, utility bills, medical bills, and sustenance needs virtually with no pause in our services. Within a week of closing our headquarters, EAG reimagined how our onsite Actors Pantry could ward off hunger for performers in need. EAG is currently able to feed people by providing either a $50 grocery store gift card or a $50 grocery delivery order once every two weeks for as long as the need persists. By April 2020, our free Artists Afternoon workshops and multiple sessions of The Artist's Way, a support group for artists, were shifted to Zoom. Our Headshot Project, Open Stage Space Grant, and the Thomas Barbour Playwrights Award, all of which require in-person access to our space, were put on pause in 2020.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Starting March 13, 2020, our staff worked more than full-time remotely to make sure that NYC's performing arts community continued to receive the same fast, responsive, and compassionate help that they were used to getting from EAG. We shifted all programs and services to a virtual model if possible. On March 30, 2020, our board passed a proposal temporarily decreasing individual grants to a maximum of $500 to meet our community’s increased need during the public health crisis without having to turn qualified performers away. By May, EAG was able to restore our grant awards to their pre-pandemic levels (maximum annual grant of $750; $1000 for our HIV/AIDS, seniors age 65+, and disabled clients). Food insecurity in our client population remains at an all-time high; requests for assistance from our Actors Pantry MORE THAN TRIPLED in 2020 requiring us to shift additional resources to this program.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

When our physical Actors Pantry reopens for “shopping” appointments in September 2021, EAG plans to move to a hybrid model for this food assistance program, integrating what we learned during the pandemic. In addition to providing food to all clients through our onsite Actors Pantry at the time of initial intake and by appointment as the need persists, we will continue allowing clients to request a $25 grocery store gift card once a month, giving them the opportunity to supplement the Pantry’s shelf-stable items with fresh foods. Senior and disabled clients will still qualify for online grocery delivery orders. We also intend to continue using an online application process for our Emergency Aid & Relief Program. And, even after our space reopens for in-person activities, EAG will continue to offer some of our free Artist Afternoon workshops virtually on Zoom, improving access for those for whom traveling to our offices would prove difficult.


...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$208,586

Spent in most recent FY

60%

Percent of program expenses


THE EMERGENCY AID AND RELIEF PROGRAM - GIVE GRANTS TO QUALIFIED PERFORMERS IN FINANCIAL CRISIS REGARDLESS OF FAITH, RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE, PHYSICAL ABILITY OR LANGUAGE ADDRE ... (More)


$58,005

Spent in most recent FY

16%

Percent of program expenses


THE HIV/AIDS PROGRAM ADDRESSES THE SPECIFIC, AND OFTEN ONGOING, NEEDS OF PERFORMERS LIVING WITH THE DISEASE.


$19,246

Spent in most recent FY

5%

Percent of program expenses


SCHOLARSHIPS ARE GIVEN TO RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN THOSE STUDYING PERFORMING ARTS.


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

Not Currently Scored

Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc. is currently not eligible for a Leadership & Adaptability score because we have not received its L&A survey responses.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that the organization has not yet submitted data for evaluation.


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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc. is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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