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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

88.08

744 P Street Suite 307
Fresno, CA 93721
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 88.08 three stars
  Financial 87.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (CA) 88.08 three stars
Grantmakers in the Arts (WA) 86.07 three stars
Frameline (CA) 87.81 three stars
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Downtown Community Television Center (NY) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,212,167
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $135,837
Total Contributions $1,348,004
   Program Service Revenue $151,786
Total Primary Revenue $1,499,790
   Other Revenue $1,877
TOTAL REVENUE $1,501,667
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,079,119
   Administrative Expenses $288,833
   Fundraising Expenses $76,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,444,658
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $57,009
   
Net Assets $1,057,462

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
Living Cultures Grant Program $322,816 29.9%
Apprenticeship Program $110,475 10.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,519 8.34% Amy Kitchener Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (CA) 88.08 three stars
Princess Grace Foundation-USA (NY) 85.67 three stars
SAG-AFTRA Foundation (CA) 91.44 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Alliance for California Traditional Arts
744 P Street
Suite 307
Fresno, CA 93721
tel: (559) 237-9812
fax: (559) 237-9814
EIN: 02-0541202

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Board Leadership

Daniel Sheehy
President

CEO

Amy Kitchener
Executive Director

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