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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Bringing the Arts to Baton Rouge

one star

69.87

427 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801
tel: (225) 344-8558   Web Site
EIN: 72-0735814

Board Leadership
Bryan Fontenot
Chairman

CEO
Renee Chatelain
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.87 one star
  Financial 61.38 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1973, The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge works to improve the qualify of life through the arts. The Council fosters and provides arts education, cultural programming, creative projects, and enhancements to quality of life in the Louisiana capital region. It establishes and promotes cultural programs and services, arts grants and resources, festivals and events, community collaborations and creative projects, and other arts education activities.

Founded in 1973, The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge works to improve the qualify of life through the arts. The Council fosters and provides arts education, cultural programming, creative projects, and enhancements to quality of life in the Louisiana capital region. It establishes and promotes cultural programs and services, arts grants and resources, festivals and events, community collaborations and creative projects, and other arts education activities.

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Financial

one star

61.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
63.6%
  Administrative Expenses 35.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth -8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (LA) 69.87 one star
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) 92.11 four stars
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (NY) 94.59 four stars
America-Israel Cultural Foundation (NY) 92.29 four stars
Cinequest (CA) 89.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $614,313
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $182,746
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $521,684
Total Contributions $1,318,743
   Program Service Revenue $229,155
Total Primary Revenue $1,547,898
   Other Revenue $15,624
TOTAL REVENUE $1,563,522
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $921,389
   Administrative Expenses $590,679
   Fundraising Expenses $4,302
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,516,370
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $47,152
   
Net Assets $343,369

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 69.87 one star
2018-06 08/01/2019 70.42 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 75.99 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 77.88 two stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 77.74 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 75.87 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 75.97 two 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 72-0735814
Name in IRS Master File ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE INC
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(927) Fundraising
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 September, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,195 11.22% Renee Chatelain President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (LA) 69.87 one star
Pasadena Conservatory of Music (CA) 91.33 four stars
Project Row Houses (TX) 91.84 four stars
Community Center for the Arts (WY) 85.36 three stars
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY) 88.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
427 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
tel: (225) 344-8558
EIN: 72-0735814

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Board Leadership

Bryan Fontenot
Chairman

CEO

Renee Chatelain
President, CEO

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