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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Arts and Education Council

Keep art happening

80.84

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

Board Leadership
Caren Vredenburgh
Chair

CEO
Cynthia Prost
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.84
  Financial 72.91
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

72.91

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 67.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arts and Education Council (MO) 80.84
National Arts Strategies (VA) 92.21
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 94.22
United Arts of Central Florida (FL) 90.91
ArtsFund (WA) 85.44

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,629,164
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $347,410
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,976,574
   Program Service Revenue $140,359
Total Primary Revenue $3,116,933
   Other Revenue $-89,664
TOTAL REVENUE $3,027,269
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,795,983
   Administrative Expenses $241,575
   Fundraising Expenses $317,663
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,355,221
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $672,048
   
Net Assets $1,248,797

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 $740,235 41.2%
Public Education Efforts in Support of the Arts $619,844 34.5%
Offices, Technology, and Performance Spaces for Arts Nonprofits $435,904 24.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 11/01/2021 80.84
2019-12 09/01/2021 80.72
2018-12 03/01/2020 79.35
2017-12 05/01/2019 79.45
2016-12 03/01/2018 81.15
2015-12 06/01/2017 74.60
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.44
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 78.40
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.22
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.76
2012-12 12/20/2013 84.81
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.50
2010-12 10/01/2012 82.13
2010-12 09/01/2012 80.51

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,063 7.47% Cynthia Prost President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arts and Education Council (MO) 80.84
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 94.22
Arts & Science Council (NC) 88.48
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.24
Greater Hartford Arts Council (CT) 85.06

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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

Caren Vredenburgh
Chair

CEO

Cynthia Prost
President

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