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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Artist Trust

Dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines

three stars

84.06

1835 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
tel: (866) 218-7878   Web Site
EIN: 91-1353974

Board Leadership
Sarah Traver
President

CEO
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.06 three stars
  Financial 78.93 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1986 whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to give financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts; serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and, provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists' work.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1986 whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to give financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts; serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and, provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists' work.

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Financial

two stars

78.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
66.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Artist Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Artist Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Artist Trust (WA) 84.06 three stars
National Book Foundation (NY) 87.39 three stars
Theatre Communications Group (NY) 90.63 four stars
Frameline (CA) 87.52 three stars
OPERA America (NY) 90.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,271,265
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $439,536
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,710,801
   Program Service Revenue $15,135
Total Primary Revenue $1,725,936
   Other Revenue $-122,140
TOTAL REVENUE $1,603,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $797,760
   Administrative Expenses $187,486
   Fundraising Expenses $224,487
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,209,733
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $394,063
   
Net Assets $3,665,653

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
Career Center $270,033 33.8%
Fellowships $146,823 18.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 84.06 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.37 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.16 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 87.82 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 84.03 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 91-1353974
Name in IRS Master File ARTIST TRUST
NTEE Code A91
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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, 1987
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
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,970 7.93% Shannon Halberstadt Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Artist Trust (WA) 84.06 three stars
League of American Orchestras (NY) 92.12 four stars
MusiCares (CA) 91.73 four stars
Intersection for the Arts (CA) 94.54 four stars
Montalvo Arts Center (CA) 92.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Artist Trust
1835 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
tel: (866) 218-7878
EIN: 91-1353974

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Board Leadership

Sarah Traver
President

CEO

Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director

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