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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Arts and Education Council

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two stars

79.45

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

Board Leadership
C. Brendan Johnson
Chair

CEO
Cynthia A. Prost
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.45 two stars
  Financial 70.95 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

two stars

70.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth -3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 79.9%
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) 79.45 two stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.32 three stars
COMPAS (MN) 85.44 three stars
Public Art Fund (NY) 85.82 three stars
National Arts Strategies (VA) 87.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,787,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $463,912
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,251,651
   Program Service Revenue $152,334
Total Primary Revenue $2,403,985
   Other Revenue $-117,372
TOTAL REVENUE $2,286,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,776,807
   Administrative Expenses $165,268
   Fundraising Expenses $305,061
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,247,136
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $39,477
   
Net Assets $675,156

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
Public Education Efforts in Support of the Arts $695,289 39.1%
Allocations and Grants $690,374 38.9%
Offices, Technology, and Performance Spaces for Arts Nonprofits $391,144 22.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 79.45 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.15 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,198 8.33% Cynthia Prost President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arts and Education Council (MO) 79.45 two stars
Music Center Foundation (CA) 90.21 four stars
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 93.53 four stars
National Arts Strategies (VA) 87.97 three stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 88.89 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

C. Brendan Johnson
Chair

CEO

Cynthia A. Prost
President

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