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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Alliance for California Traditional Arts

Dedicated to sustaining and fostering the growth of cultural traditions

three stars

89.73

1007 General Kennedy Avenue Suite 211
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (559) 237-9812   Web Site
EIN: 02-0541202

Board Leadership
Daniel Sheehy
President

CEO
Amy Kitchener
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.73 three stars
  Financial 90.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2001, The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists. From Ohlone basketry and African-American quilt-making to cowboy poetry and Vietnamese opera, California is home to hundreds of diverse traditions. ACTA connects artists, communities, and funders to each other, information, and resources through grants and contracts, convenings, research, and technical assistance. ACTA also provides advocacy through local and national field-building. Recognized for its culturally competent leadership, intellectual capital, and excellence in program administration, ACTA is the California Arts Council's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field.

Founded in 2001, The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists. From Ohlone basketry and African-American quilt-making to cowboy poetry and Vietnamese opera, California is home to hundreds of diverse traditions. ACTA connects artists, communities, and funders to each other, information, and resources through grants and contracts, convenings, research, and technical assistance. ACTA also provides advocacy through local and national field-building. Recognized for its culturally competent leadership, intellectual capital, and excellence in program administration, ACTA is the California Arts Council's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field.

Financial

four stars

90.52

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 26.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance for California Traditional Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance for California Traditional Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (CA) 89.73 three stars
Magnum Cultural Foundation (NY) 87.36 three stars
Russian Arts Foundation (VT) 95.05 four stars
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) 94.81 four stars
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY) 88.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,660,790
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $187,379
Total Contributions $1,848,169
   Program Service Revenue $1,424,606
Total Primary Revenue $3,272,775
   Other Revenue $2,178
TOTAL REVENUE $3,274,953
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,169,490
   Administrative Expenses $369,179
   Fundraising Expenses $119,545
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,658,214
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $616,739
   
Net Assets $1,424,380

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
Arts in Corrections Program $1,259,237 58.0%
Discovery Research $532,322 24.5%
Living Cultures Grant Program $377,931 17.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 89.73 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 86.70 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.00 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 88.08 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 84.93 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.20 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 85.62 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 85.62 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 02-0541202
Name in IRS Master File ALLIANCE FOR CALIFORNIA TRADITIONAL ARTS
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
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, 2002
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
$117,043 4.40% Amy Kitchener Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (CA) 89.73 three stars
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (NY) 91.92 four stars
Intersection for the Arts (CA) 92.58 four stars
The Loft Literary Center (MN) 90.41 four stars
Academy of American Poets (NY) 94.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alliance for California Traditional Arts
1007 General Kennedy Avenue
Suite 211
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (559) 237-9812
fax: (559) 237-9814
EIN: 02-0541202

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 29096
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Board Leadership

Daniel Sheehy
President

CEO

Amy Kitchener
Executive Director

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