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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

A place for artistic discovery and entertainment

four stars

90.71

30 West Dale Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903
tel: (719) 477-4390   Web Site
EIN: 84-0406947

Board Leadership
Martha Marzolf
Chair

CEO
Erin Hannan
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 92.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is a place for artistic discovery and entertainment. Founded in 1936, the FAC is an art museum, performing arts theatre, and arts education center. Our vision is to be a cultural and economic anchor, providing innovative, world-class programming to an ever-expanding audience. The school trains and educates individuals in a variety of art techniques; the art museum, FAC Modern, provides for the display, care and preservation of various artworks and related items; and the performing arts and theatre company programs promote art, dance, drama, and other performing arts. The FAC served approximately 100,000 people in 2008.

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is a place for artistic discovery and entertainment. Founded in 1936, the FAC is an art museum, performing arts theatre, and arts education center. Our vision is to be a cultural and economic anchor, providing innovative, world-class programming to an ever-expanding audience. The school trains and educates individuals in a variety of art techniques; the art museum, FAC Modern, provides for the display, care and preservation of various artworks and related items; and the performing arts and theatre company programs promote art, dance, drama, and other performing arts. The FAC served approximately 100,000 people in 2008.

Financial

four stars

92.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.91
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (CO) 90.71 four stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.26 three stars
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 89.96 three stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 93.80 four stars
Harris Theater (IL) 90.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,057,823
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $232,609
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $2,039,422
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,329,854
   Program Service Revenue $1,459,770
Total Primary Revenue $4,789,624
   Other Revenue $243,628
TOTAL REVENUE $5,033,252
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,448,435
   Administrative Expenses $960,082
   Fundraising Expenses $388,708
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,797,225
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,763,973
   
Net Assets $19,574,625

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
The Fine Arts Center Performing Arts Department $1,995,282 36.6%
Bemis School of Art $972,603 17.8%
Educating the Public $958,191 17.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 02/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2016-08 12/22/2017 88.55 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 87.33 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 84.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 80.43 three stars
2013-08 12/22/2014 87.57 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 95.02 four stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 73.90 two stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 74.81 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 77.47 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 71.62 two stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 82.57 three stars
2007-08 07/01/2009 98.42 four stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 89.17 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 86.07 three stars
2004-08 07/01/2006 86.08 three 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 84-0406947
Name in IRS Master File COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
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 April, 1938
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,893 3.04% David Dahlin President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (CO) 90.71 four stars
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 91.18 four stars
Dallas Contemporary (TX) 87.45 three stars
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 89.82 three stars
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 87.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
tel: (719) 477-4390
EIN: 84-0406947

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Board Leadership

Martha Marzolf
Chair

CEO

Erin Hannan
Director

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