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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Together, We Create Change

three stars

89.48

410 Glenwood Avenue Suite 170
Raleigh, NC 27603
tel: (919) 839-1498   Web Site
EIN: 56-0770175

Board Leadership
Mark Steward
Chair

CEO
Eleanor H. Oakley
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.48 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Arts began in 1962 with the formation of the Raleigh Cultural Center. As a private nonprofit, United Arts has worked for more than 25 years to build a better Raleigh and Wake County through support of and advocacy for the arts. To do this, we provide various programs and services in addition to partnering with businesses, individuals, foundations and the government to raise funds and distribute grants to schools, arts organizations and local artists. These funds bring life-changing arts education to our schools and municipalities. They provide artists with resources and opportunities to share their work, and teachers with innovative training. These programs and services help inspire our children and community to succeed.

United Arts began in 1962 with the formation of the Raleigh Cultural Center. As a private nonprofit, United Arts has worked for more than 25 years to build a better Raleigh and Wake County through support of and advocacy for the arts. To do this, we provide various programs and services in addition to partnering with businesses, individuals, foundations and the government to raise funds and distribute grants to schools, arts organizations and local artists. These funds bring life-changing arts education to our schools and municipalities. They provide artists with resources and opportunities to share their work, and teachers with innovative training. These programs and services help inspire our children and community to succeed.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.48 three stars
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 91.45 four stars
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.36 four stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 90.31 four stars
ArtsWave (OH) 88.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $792,961
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $60,160
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $827,437
Total Contributions $1,680,558
   Program Service Revenue $30,593
Total Primary Revenue $1,711,151
   Other Revenue $30,835
TOTAL REVENUE $1,741,986
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,511,672
   Administrative Expenses $59,226
   Fundraising Expenses $166,770
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,737,668
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,318
   
Net Assets $732,212

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 Education $1,029,993 68.1%
Community Development $473,722 31.3%
Endowment Funds $7,957 0.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 89.48 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 89.32 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.55 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.76 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 84.12 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 56-0770175
Name in IRS Master File UNITED ARTS COUNCIL OF RALEIGH AND WAKE COUNTY INC
NTEE Code A26
NTEE Classification Arts Council/Agency
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 1966
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,427 5.08% Eleanor H. Oakley President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.48 three stars
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 88.36 three stars
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 91.45 four stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.10 four stars
Fund for the Arts (KY) 89.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
410 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 170
Raleigh, NC 27603
tel: (919) 839-1498
fax: (919) 839-6002
EIN: 56-0770175

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Board Leadership

Mark Steward
Chair

CEO

Eleanor H. Oakley
President & CEO

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