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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Arts and Education Council

Keep art happening

two stars

74.60

Centene Center for Arts and Education 3547 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
tel: (314) 289-4000   Web Site
EIN: 43-0790672

Board Leadership
Leonard T. Eschbach
Chair

CEO
Cynthia A. Prost
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.60 two stars
  Financial 64.08 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

one star

64.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 101.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arts and Education Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arts and Education Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arts and Education Council (MO) 74.60 two stars
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 86.46 three stars
Scottsdale Cultural Council (AZ) 86.48 three stars
Arts & Science Council (NC) 89.35 three stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 87.76 three stars

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Founded in 1963, the Arts and Education Council (A&E) is a privately funded arts fundraising organization whose geographic reach benefits the 16-county, bi-state St. Louis metropolitan region. The Arts and Education Council enriches the vibrancy of the St. Louis community by investing in arts organizations and growing the base of local arts supporters. A&E owns and manages the Centene Center for the Arts in St. Louis' Arts District, providing arts organizations of all sizes below-market rent, free rehearsal, meeting and performance space, professional development opportunities through workshops and roundtables and access to fiber optic internet, servers, etc.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,924,096
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $368,243
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,292,339
   Program Service Revenue $169,184
Total Primary Revenue $2,461,523
   Other Revenue $-103,387
TOTAL REVENUE $2,358,136
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,996,541
   Administrative Expenses $146,194
   Fundraising Expenses $371,541
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,514,276
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-156,140
   
Net Assets $-34,730

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
Allocations and Grants $911,387 45.6%
Indirect Expenditures $720,821 36.1%
Provides Office Space $364,333 18.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 74.60 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.44 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 78.40 two stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.22 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.76 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 84.81 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.50 three stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 82.13 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 80.51 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 43-0790672
Name in IRS Master File ARTS & EDUCATION COUNCIL OF GREATER ST LOUIS
NTEE Code A26
NTEE Classification Arts Council/Agency
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(279) Other services or benefits to members or employees
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 June, 1965
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$155,582 6.18% Cynthia Prost President

Founded in 1963, the Arts and Education Council (A&E) is a privately funded arts fundraising organization whose geographic reach benefits the 16-county, bi-state St. Louis metropolitan region. The Arts and Education Council enriches the vibrancy of the St. Louis community by investing in arts organizations and growing the base of local arts supporters. A&E owns and manages the Centene Center for the Arts in St. Louis' Arts District, providing arts organizations of all sizes below-market rent, free rehearsal, meeting and performance space, professional development opportunities through workshops and roundtables and access to fiber optic internet, servers, etc.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arts and Education Council (MO) 74.60 two stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 85.73 three stars
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 92.01 four stars
Nebraska Humanities Council (NE) 89.18 three stars
Scottsdale Cultural Council (AZ) 86.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arts and Education Council
Centene Center for Arts and Education
3547 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
tel: (314) 289-4000
EIN: 43-0790672

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Board Leadership

Leonard T. Eschbach
Chair

CEO

Cynthia A. Prost
President

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