Disable all preview features

Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

CAPE engages students, inspires teachers, transforms schools, and demonstrates impact through the arts.

four stars

90.38

228 South Wabash Avenue Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 870-6140   Web Site
EIN: 36-3969334

Board Leadership
Joshua Nathan
President

CEO
Amy Rasmussen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.38 four stars
  Financial 86.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)'s mission is to increase students' academic success, critical thinking and creativity through research-based, arts driven education.

CAPE inspires students' passion for learning by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. To bring academic subjects to life through art, CAPE partners teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans. These lessons integrate music, dance, drama, digital art, video and photography into classrooms, and expand learning beyond school walls and into the community

CAPE's unique approach to enhancing education with the arts better engages students, improves their understanding of class material, and boosts their grades. CAPE commissions rigorous, long-term research studies that show that integrating art into education continually improves students' critical thinking, self esteem, and confidence.

Founded in 1992, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)'s mission is to increase students' academic success, critical thinking and creativity through research-based, arts driven education.

CAPE inspires students' passion for learning by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. To bring academic subjects to life through art, CAPE partners teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans. These lessons integrate music, dance, drama, digital art, video and photography into classrooms, and expand learning beyond school walls and into the community

CAPE's unique approach to enhancing education with the arts better engages students, improves their understanding of class material, and boosts their grades. CAPE commissions rigorous, long-term research studies that show that integrating art into education continually improves students' critical thinking, self esteem, and confidence.

Financial

three stars

86.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people/communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile.

Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
As a result of feedback from CAPE's Community Advisory Council, our organization narrowed its search for a gallery space to 5 specific Chicago neighborhoods that would serve the most number of people in our organization The CAC also provided specific recommendations and top priorities for the space itself
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (IL) 90.38 four stars
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (OR) 85.01 three stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 91.78 four stars
Merit School of Music (IL) 87.30 three stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.23 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $555,085
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,028,332
Total Contributions $1,583,417
   Program Service Revenue $130,895
Total Primary Revenue $1,714,312
   Other Revenue $20,555
TOTAL REVENUE $1,734,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,190,267
   Administrative Expenses $248,821
   Fundraising Expenses $135,768
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,574,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $160,011
   
Net Assets $1,041,957

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Teaching Artist Collaborations $773,674 65.0%
Professional Development & Training for Educators $273,761 23.0%
Research $142,832 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 90.38 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.15 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 81.00 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 85.39 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.58 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.48 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 80.85 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2015 80.64 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 87.01 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 86.83 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 95.67 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 93.42 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 93.11 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 87.72 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 87.24 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 73.04 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 95.58 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 93.65 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-3969334
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO ARTS PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION
NTEE Code B95
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,349 5.80% Amy Rasmussen Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$6,710 0.42% Niema Qureshi Board Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (IL) 90.38 four stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.23 three stars
Midori & Friends (NY) 91.65 four stars
Third Street Music School Settlement (NY) 93.55 four stars
The Ghetto Film School (NY) 91.30 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Constituent Feedback

This organization is sharing information on how they communicate with stakeholders to better inform your giving.

Charity Contact Info

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
228 South Wabash Avenue
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 870-6140
fax: (312) 870-6147
EIN: 36-3969334

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Joshua Nathan
President

CEO

Amy Rasmussen
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.