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Center for Puppetry Arts

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

four stars

92.92

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 92.92 four stars
  Financial 93.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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 nearly 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 nearly 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.

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Financial

four stars

93.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.53
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
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) 92.92 four stars
Manhattan Theatre Club (NY) 92.50 four stars
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (NJ) 88.45 three stars
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 86.61 three stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 93.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,969,178
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $47,684
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $137,082
Total Contributions $2,153,944
   Program Service Revenue $1,615,474
Total Primary Revenue $3,769,418
   Other Revenue $248,153
TOTAL REVENUE $4,017,571
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,298,229
   Administrative Expenses $751,392
   Fundraising Expenses $371,635
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,421,256
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-403,685
   
Net Assets $19,909,219

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 $2,398,375 72.7%
Education Department $523,283 15.9%
Worlds of Puppetry Museum $376,571 11.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,910 3.27% Vincent Anthony President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Puppetry Arts (GA) 92.92 four stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 87.16 three stars
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Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) 92.22 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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