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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Phipps Center for the Arts

We celebrate the eclectic, the inspired, the beautiful.

two stars

73.62

109 Locust Street Hudson, WI 54016
tel: (715) 386-2305   Web Site
EIN: 39-1360778

Board Leadership
Roger Olson
President

CEO
John Potter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.62 two stars
  Financial 84.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For three decades, The Phipps Center for the Arts been a place to explore, host and celebrate the arts. We are a destination for visual art, theater, song and dance in the St. Croix Valley of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Celebrate the creative spirit with us. The Phipps Center has always operated with a very small staff, relying on the efforts and enthusiasm of hundreds of volunteers. The center's programming is run by five councils – Drama, Children's Theater, Music, Visual Arts, and Volunteers. These councils select programming, work onstage and backstage, build sets, jury the art for our galleries, usher at performances, staff the ticket office and gift gallery, and have representatives on our board of directors.

For three decades, The Phipps Center for the Arts been a place to explore, host and celebrate the arts. We are a destination for visual art, theater, song and dance in the St. Croix Valley of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Celebrate the creative spirit with us. The Phipps Center has always operated with a very small staff, relying on the efforts and enthusiasm of hundreds of volunteers. The center's programming is run by five councils – Drama, Children's Theater, Music, Visual Arts, and Volunteers. These councils select programming, work onstage and backstage, build sets, jury the art for our galleries, usher at performances, staff the ticket office and gift gallery, and have representatives on our board of directors.

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Financial

three stars

84.67

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.08
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Phipps Center for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Phipps Center for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Phipps Center for the Arts (WI) 73.62 two stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.58 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 90.47 four stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.34 four stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $523,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $523,458
   Program Service Revenue $744,038
Total Primary Revenue $1,267,496
   Other Revenue $174,314
TOTAL REVENUE $1,441,810
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,142,341
   Administrative Expenses $331,780
   Fundraising Expenses $76,799
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,550,920
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-109,110
   
Net Assets $8,336,388

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 and Production $816,200 71.4%
Cultural Public Education $326,141 28.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 73.62 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 73.52 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 74.10 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 77.80 two stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 80.42 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 39-1360778
Name in IRS Master File PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS INC
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 (119) Other cultural or historical 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 January, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,006 7.80% John Potter Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$7,447 0.48% Tom Dahle Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Phipps Center for the Arts (WI) 73.62 two stars
Performing Arts Fort Worth/Bass Performance Hall (TX) 95.05 four stars
San Francisco Performances (CA) 85.58 three stars
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 87.67 three stars
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 85.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street
Hudson, WI 54016
tel: (715) 386-2305
EIN: 39-1360778

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Board Leadership

Roger Olson
President

CEO

John Potter
Executive Director

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