Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

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

four stars

90.77

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 90.77 four stars
  Financial 87.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 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 March 2020, 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

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,257 3.61% Vincent Anthony President

Mission

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.

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Trinity Repertory Company (RI) 90.42 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