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The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Stimulating experimentation among leading contemporary artists

two stars

78.95

1214 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 561-8888   Web Site
EIN: 23-2018929

Board Leadership
Maja Paumgarten Parker
President

CEO
Susan Lubowsky Talbott
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.95 two stars
  Financial 74.29 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public. Providing studio facilities, equipment, and expert technicians, FWM originally invited artists to experiment with fabric, and later with a wide range of innovative materials and media. From the outset, FWM also served as an education center for Philadelphia's youth who, as printing apprentices, learned technical and vocational skills along with approaches to creative expression.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public. Providing studio facilities, equipment, and expert technicians, FWM originally invited artists to experiment with fabric, and later with a wide range of innovative materials and media. From the outset, FWM also served as an education center for Philadelphia's youth who, as printing apprentices, learned technical and vocational skills along with approaches to creative expression.

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Financial

two stars

74.29

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
64.4%
  Administrative Expenses 24.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Fabric Workshop and Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Fabric Workshop and Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (PA) 78.95 two stars
The Institute of Contemporary Art (MA) 87.03 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars
Orange County Museum of Art (CA) 87.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,581,661
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,581,661
   Program Service Revenue $45,069
Total Primary Revenue $2,626,730
   Other Revenue $110,820
TOTAL REVENUE $2,737,550
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,654,048
   Administrative Expenses $806,759
   Fundraising Expenses $328,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,789,748
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-52,198
   
Net Assets $3,343,537

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
Exhibitions $776,347 46.9%
Artists-In-Residence Program $477,104 28.8%
Educational Programs $400,597 24.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 78.95 two stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 83.91 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 84.88 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 81.40 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.02 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 78.87 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 23-2018929
Name in IRS Master File THE FABRIC WORKSHOP AND MUSEUM
NTEE Code J22
NTEE Classification Vocational Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (126) Apprentice training
(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 August, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$232,600 8.33% Susan L. Talbott Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (PA) 78.95 two stars
New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) 89.01 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars
Dia Art Foundation (NY) 90.06 four stars
Columbus Museum of Art (OH) 91.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 561-8888
EIN: 23-2018929

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Board Leadership

Maja Paumgarten Parker
President

CEO

Susan Lubowsky Talbott
Executive Director

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