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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

Inspiring imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry

three stars

89.55

1404 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (404) 873-3089   Web Site
EIN: 58-1275610

Board Leadership
Allen W. Yee
Chairman

CEO
Vincent Anthony
The Barbara & Bill Wylly Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.55 three stars
  Financial 87.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Puppetry Arts' mission is to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. The Center's doors opened in September 1978, with Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Founded by Vincent Anthony, the Center filled a need for a place in the US where puppetry could be explored by both artists and audiences. Today, the Center has grown to be the largest non-profit organization in the nation dedicated solely to the art of puppetry.

For more than forty years, the Center has introduced millions of visitors of all ages to the wonder and artistry of puppetry through three key programming areas: Performance, Museum, and Education. These program areas work in tandem to showcase puppetry in action, as a fine art, and as a gateway to imagination.

The Center for Puppetry Arts' mission is to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. The Center's doors opened in September 1978, with Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Founded by Vincent Anthony, the Center filled a need for a place in the US where puppetry could be explored by both artists and audiences. Today, the Center has grown to be the largest non-profit organization in the nation dedicated solely to the art of puppetry.

For more than forty years, the Center has introduced millions of visitors of all ages to the wonder and artistry of puppetry through three key programming areas: Performance, Museum, and Education. These program areas work in tandem to showcase puppetry in action, as a fine art, and as a gateway to imagination.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of press articles published
722
Total number of organization members
2,560
Number of volunteers
162
Total number of discounted tickets provided as part of Field Trip Fund
79,631
Total number of performances
579
This impact information is current as of October 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

three stars

87.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.31
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Puppetry Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Puppetry Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Puppetry Arts (GA) 89.55 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 87.70 three stars
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 90.61 four stars
The Irish Repertory Theatre (NY) 92.22 four stars
Music Theatre of Wichita (KS) 85.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,286,910
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $41,425
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $106,758
Total Contributions $1,435,093
   Program Service Revenue $2,010,798
Total Primary Revenue $3,445,891
   Other Revenue $599,067
TOTAL REVENUE $4,044,958
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,007,480
   Administrative Expenses $790,471
   Fundraising Expenses $329,841
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,127,792
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-82,834
   
Net Assets $19,846,007

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
Thirteen Family Series $2,320,944 77.2%
Education Department $373,224 12.4%
Worlds of Puppetry Museum $313,312 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.55 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.42 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 88.57 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 85.72 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.78 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 86.19 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 88.20 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 83.93 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 79.91 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 77.84 two stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 71.21 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 68.68 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 63.34 one star

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

EIN 58-1275610
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS INC
NTEE Code A60
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 May, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,257 3.61% Vincent Anthony President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Puppetry Arts (GA) 89.55 three stars
American Conservatory Theater (CA) 89.19 three stars
Manatee Performing Arts Center (FL) 90.90 four stars
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 87.85 three stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (404) 873-3089
EIN: 58-1275610

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Board Leadership

Allen W. Yee
Chairman

CEO

Vincent Anthony
The Barbara & Bill Wylly Executive Director

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