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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Providing access to a broad array of arts experiences and support arts education in Colorado

three stars

84.55

2 Steele Street Suite B-100
Denver, CO 80206
tel: (303) 355-2787   Web Site
EIN: 74-2546811

Board Leadership
Kyle Chism
Board Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.55 three stars
  Financial 87.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival's (CCAF) mission is to provide access to a broad array of arts experiences and support arts education in Colorado. The Arts Festival weekend event is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the 3-day event. The CCAF gives patrons the FREE, rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international visual artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live musical performances and artist demonstrations, and entertain their families with interactive ‘ARTivities.' Along with the annual civic event, CCAF provides year-round mission-based art education and outreach programs in local area schools.

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival's (CCAF) mission is to provide access to a broad array of arts experiences and support arts education in Colorado. The Arts Festival weekend event is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the 3-day event. The CCAF gives patrons the FREE, rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international visual artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live musical performances and artist demonstrations, and entertain their families with interactive ‘ARTivities.' Along with the annual civic event, CCAF provides year-round mission-based art education and outreach programs in local area schools.

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Financial

three stars

87.63

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cherry Creek Arts Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cherry Creek Arts Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CO) 84.55 three stars
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 90.28 four stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 89.48 three stars
Sundance Institute (CA) 88.22 three stars
Austin Film Society (TX) 92.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,554,872
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $112,779
Total Contributions $2,667,651
   Program Service Revenue $704,227
Total Primary Revenue $3,371,878
   Other Revenue $41,831
TOTAL REVENUE $3,413,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,778,393
   Administrative Expenses $358,947
   Fundraising Expenses $393,335
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,530,675
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $883,034
   
Net Assets $3,035,123

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
Cherry Creek Arts Festival $1,606,267 90.3%
Cherry Creek Arts Festival at Stanley Marketplace $119,596 6.7%
Education Outreach $52,530 2.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 84.55 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 85.06 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 77.43 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 75.91 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 73.85 two stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 78.92 two stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 81.32 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2013 82.34 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 74-2546811
Name in IRS Master File CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL
NTEE Code A40
NTEE Classification Visual Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
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 October, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,386 4.67% Tara Brickell Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CO) 84.55 three stars
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 85.49 three stars
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 92.45 four stars
May Festival (OH) 89.21 three stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 89.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
2 Steele Street
Suite B-100
Denver, CO 80206
tel: (303) 355-2787
fax: (303) 355-2788
EIN: 74-2546811

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Board Leadership

Kyle Chism
Board Chair

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