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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Exploring the Arts

Transforming the lives of young people through arts education.

three stars

86.43

28 West 44th Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10036
tel: (718) 706-5020   Web Site
EIN: 13-4069251

Board Leadership
Susan Benedetto
President

CEO
Cheri Walsh
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.43 three stars
  Financial 80.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Exploring the Arts (ETA) was founded in 1999 by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto. ETA's mission is to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. ETA's programs connect private funders, individual artists, and cultural institutions to Partner Schools to achieve greater equality of resources and opportunity for youth of all means and backgrounds. ETA currently serves 17 Partner Schools throughout New York City's five boroughs and in East Los Angeles.

Exploring the Arts (ETA) was founded in 1999 by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto. ETA's mission is to strengthen the role of the arts in public high school education. ETA's programs connect private funders, individual artists, and cultural institutions to Partner Schools to achieve greater equality of resources and opportunity for youth of all means and backgrounds. ETA currently serves 17 Partner Schools throughout New York City's five boroughs and in East Los Angeles.

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Financial

three stars

80.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Exploring the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Exploring the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Exploring the Arts (NY) 86.43 three stars
NDI New Mexico (NM) 91.71 four stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.26 three stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 88.48 three stars
Studio in a School (NY) 88.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,355,134
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $635,900
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $19,650
Total Contributions $3,010,684
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,010,684
   Other Revenue $65,087
TOTAL REVENUE $3,075,771
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,430,796
   Administrative Expenses $176,970
   Fundraising Expenses $336,727
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,944,493
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,131,278
   
Net Assets $5,542,890

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
4-Year Plan $703,049 49.1%
Apprenticeship Program $588,944 41.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.43 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 85.17 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.39 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.83 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.25 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.77 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 85.03 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 13-4069251
Name in IRS Master File EXPLORING THE ARTS INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 January, 2000
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,137 7.72% Cheri Walsh Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Exploring the Arts (NY) 86.43 three stars
The Harlem School of the Arts (NY) 86.73 three stars
Joy of Music Program (MA) 88.92 three stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.26 three stars
Merola Opera Program (CA) 88.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Exploring the Arts
28 West 44th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036
tel: (718) 706-5020
EIN: 13-4069251

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Board Leadership

Susan Benedetto
President

CEO

Cheri Walsh
Executive Director

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