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Inner-City Arts

An oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row

four stars

91.91

720 Kohler Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
tel: (213) 627-9621   Web Site
EIN: 95-4239478

Board Leadership
Jonathan Schreter
Chair

CEO
Bob Smiland
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.91 four stars
  Financial 88.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Inner-City Arts provides elementary, middle and high school students, many living in Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, with the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally. Our unique approach to arts education brings elementary, middle and high school students, educators, families and the community to Inner-City Arts' award-winning campus an oasis of creativity and learning in one of the nation's poorest neighborhoods to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios and performance spaces.

Inner-City Arts provides elementary, middle and high school students, many living in Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, with the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally. Our unique approach to arts education brings elementary, middle and high school students, educators, families and the community to Inner-City Arts' award-winning campus an oasis of creativity and learning in one of the nation's poorest neighborhoods to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios and performance spaces.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance
6,574
Total number of performances
123
This impact information is current as of September 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

88.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.77
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inner-City Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inner-City Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inner-City Arts (CA) 91.91 four stars
Marwen (IL) 86.93 three stars
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 93.96 four stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.26 three stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 85.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,550,073
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $959,258
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $384,750
Total Contributions $3,894,081
   Program Service Revenue $253,241
Total Primary Revenue $4,147,322
   Other Revenue $-34,676
TOTAL REVENUE $4,112,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,412,495
   Administrative Expenses $467,473
   Fundraising Expenses $664,990
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,544,958
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-432,312
   
Net Assets $17,270,817

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
Professional Development Training $2,321,451 68.0%
Learning and Achieving Through the Arts (LATA) $689,116 20.2%
Parent, Family, and Adult Services $222,368 6.5%
Out-of-School Programs $179,560 5.3%

Ratings History
Inner-City Arts has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 91.91 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.29 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 91.97 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 92.58 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.56 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.56 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 92.73 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 92.62 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 95-4239478
Name in IRS Master File INNER-CITY ARTS
NTEE Code A25
NTEE Classification Arts Education
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 July, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$219,800 4.83% Robert Smiland President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inner-City Arts (CA) 91.91 four stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.26 three stars
NDI New Mexico (NM) 91.71 four stars
P.S. ARTS (CA) 90.87 four stars
The Harmony Project (CA) 91.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Inner-City Arts
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
tel: (213) 627-9621
fax: (213) 627-6469
EIN: 95-4239478

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Board Leadership

Jonathan Schreter
Chair

CEO

Bob Smiland
President and CEO

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