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    Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia

    Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...1 CLAY SQ
    Charleston WV 25301-2424


    Charleston WV | IRS ruling year: 1991 | EIN: 55-0702401  


    The 240,000 square foot Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia opened on July 12, 2003. The Center houses performing arts, visual arts and the sciences under one roof - one of the few centers of its kind in the country. Located in the state's capital city of Charleston, the facility is home to the recently renovated Avampato Discovery Museum, Caperton Planetarium and Theater, and Juliet Art Museum and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, a 1,883 seat theatre that is also home of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Clay Center is one of the most ambitious economic, cultural and educational undertakings in the state's history The Center not only enhances the region's quality of life, but enriches the lives of all West Virginians.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 92%, 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: 85% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 5% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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


    Accountability & Finance


    Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia has earned a 90% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

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

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 1.00% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 7.77 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.12 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 10.60% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 6.70% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 82.50% - 9.28/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -2.99% - 0.01/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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