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    New York Foundation for the Arts Inc.

    New York Foundation for the Arts Inc.


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    501(c)(3) organization

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    29 WEST 38TH ST 94
    Brooklyn NY 10018-5504


    Brooklyn NY | IRS ruling year: 1994 | EIN: 23-7129564  


    Organization Mission

    New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) was established in 1971 as a 501c3 service organization to financially support individual artists throughout NYS. Over the last 50 years, our mission has expanded to offer training and other resources to artists, creators, arts administrators, and emerging arts organizations throughout the United States. With a diverse staff of 28, and a dedicated board of 22, NYFA’s present day impact is far-reaching and rooted in a wealth of resources, with in-person programs and services, a world-wide online presence, an ever-growing base in NY, and significant partnerships with other arts & cultural organizations, city & state government agencies, and academic institutions. Programs are tailored to the needs of our constituents, with a particular focus on serving under-represented/under-resourced communities. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are integral to our mission which we serve through our four flagship initiatives: Awards & Grants, Learning, Fiscal Sponsorship, and Online Resources.


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 99%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 80% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance




    Most Recent Fiscal Year:
    FY 2022

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

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    Key Accountability Metrics

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    Majority Independent Board Members - 100% independent members8 out of 8 points  
    Independent Board Size - 24 independent members7 out of 7 points  
    Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee15 out of 15 points  
    Material Diversion of Assets - None10 out of 10 points  

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed2 out of 2 points  
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Whistleblower Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes2 out of 2 points  

    Website Disclosures

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    No Credit
    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed4 out of 4 points  

    Financial Metrics

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    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 33.67%15 out of 15 points  
    Program Expense: Ratio - 91.84%25 out of 25 points  

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available  
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available  
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available  
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available  

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