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Boston Arts Academy Foundation

Keeping the Arts in Boston Arts Academy!

three stars

81.44

45 Temple Place 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 315-2787   Web Site
EIN: 04-3454898

Board Leadership
Lee Pelton
Chair

CEO
Denella J. Clark
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.44 three stars
  Financial 74.07 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Boston Arts Academy Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 1999 to raise essential funds for the school. Each year, the BAA Foundation raises between 35% and 40% of the school's budget from private sources. The BAA Foundation helps bridge the gap between the school's allocation from the Boston Public Schools, and the true cost of a high-quality education that is both arts-intensive and college preparatory. Support from foundations, corporations, and individual donors is critical to the school's ability to offer a comprehensive arts and academic education. Without such support, our city's young people, living in one of the cultural capitals of the world, would not be able to attend a public arts high school.

The Boston Arts Academy Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 1999 to raise essential funds for the school. Each year, the BAA Foundation raises between 35% and 40% of the school's budget from private sources. The BAA Foundation helps bridge the gap between the school's allocation from the Boston Public Schools, and the true cost of a high-quality education that is both arts-intensive and college preparatory. Support from foundations, corporations, and individual donors is critical to the school's ability to offer a comprehensive arts and academic education. Without such support, our city's young people, living in one of the cultural capitals of the world, would not be able to attend a public arts high school.

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Financial

two stars

74.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
63.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Arts Academy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Arts Academy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Arts Academy Foundation (MA) 81.44 three stars
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation (NE) 90.94 four stars
State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation (NY) 91.15 four stars
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 96.19 four stars
Uncommon Schools (NY) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,502,191
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,298,979
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,801,170
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,801,170
   Other Revenue $198,204
TOTAL REVENUE $4,999,374
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,794,740
   Administrative Expenses $266,538
   Fundraising Expenses $774,993
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,836,271
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,163,103
   
Net Assets $7,014,875

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
Art Support $759,482 42.3%
Academic Support $468,959 26.1%
Health and Wellness Program $196,976 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2020 81.44 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 76.62 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 80.80 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 89.32 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.88 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.72 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.21 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 91.22 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.98 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 04-3454898
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 November, 1999
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
$228,886 8.06% Denella Clark President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Arts Academy Foundation (MA) 81.44 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Boston Arts Academy Foundation
45 Temple Place
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 315-2787
EIN: 04-3454898

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Board Leadership

Lee Pelton
Chair

CEO

Denella J. Clark
President

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