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Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

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

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three stars

82.15

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 82.15 three stars
  Financial 74.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of students who are enrolled in after-school programs and who attend 30 days or more
118
Number of free participants on field trips
150
Number of family members participating in school activities
67
Number of students educated through field trips
125
Number of teachers who demonstrate effective teaching practices
36
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

74.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
70.3%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (IL) 82.15 three stars
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (OH) 85.40 three stars
National YoungArts Foundation (FL) 87.42 three stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 90.77 four stars
Rainey Institute (OH) 91.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $391,924
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $693,370
Total Contributions $1,085,294
   Program Service Revenue $260,389
Total Primary Revenue $1,345,683
   Other Revenue $13,435
TOTAL REVENUE $1,359,118
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $967,495
   Administrative Expenses $259,095
   Fundraising Expenses $129,680
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,356,270
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,848
   
Net Assets $863,480

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 $594,197 61.4%
Professional Development & Training for Educators $228,030 23.6%
Research $145,268 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2005-06 12/01/2006 96.64 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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,897 6.92% Amy Rasmussen Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$7,831 0.57% Niema Qureshi Board Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (IL) 82.15 three stars
Midori & Friends (NY) 91.24 four stars
National YoungArts Foundation (FL) 87.42 three stars
Exploring the Arts (NY) 86.43 three stars
Arts for Learning (FL) 89.95 three stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Joshua Nathan
President

CEO

Amy Rasmussen
Executive Director

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