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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Arts Empowering Life

Pursuing beauty, truth, and faith in the arts

one star

66.01

1732 1st Avenue Suite 27457
New York, NY 10128
tel: (508) 225-3999   Web Site
EIN: 04-3017097

Board Leadership
Sarah R. Kanaga
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.01 one star
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 52.00 zero star
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Arts Empowering Life is dedicated to the pursuit of beauty, truth, and faith, in the Arts - sharing inspiration and education with people across many nationalities, cultures, and traditions.

Arts Empowering Life is dedicated to the pursuit of beauty, truth, and faith, in the Arts - sharing inspiration and education with people across many nationalities, cultures, and traditions.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

52.00

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)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth 26.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arts Empowering Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arts Empowering Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arts Empowering Life (NY) 66.01 one star
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 90.47 four stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.34 four stars
Omaha Performing Arts (NE) 91.45 four stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 95.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,755,703
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,755,703
   Program Service Revenue $301,510
Total Primary Revenue $2,057,213
   Other Revenue $127,064
TOTAL REVENUE $2,184,277
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,737,445
   Administrative Expenses $125,929
   Fundraising Expenses $24,482
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,887,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $296,421
   
Net Assets $1,661,672

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
Elements Theatre Company $631,829 36.4%
Spirit of America Band $544,737 31.4%
The Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality $527,782 30.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 66.01 one star
2017-06 11/01/2018 73.83 two stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 73.73 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 73.00 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 71.72 two stars
2014-06 04/01/2015 68.61 one star

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

EIN 04-3017097
Name in IRS Master File ARTS EMPOWERING LIFE INC
NTEE Code A6B
NTEE Classification Singing, Choral
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (89) Singing society or group
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 October, 1988
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arts Empowering Life (NY) 66.01 one star
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 88.46 three stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 93.91 four stars
New York City Center (NY) 89.04 three stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 89.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arts Empowering Life
1732 1st Avenue
Suite 27457
New York, NY 10128
tel: (508) 225-3999
fax: (508) 240-1989
EIN: 04-3017097

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2831
Orleans, MA 02653

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Board Leadership

Sarah R. Kanaga
President

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