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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Society of the Four Arts

Offering quality cultural programming to Palm Beach.

four stars

91.31

2 Four Arts Plaza Palm Beach, FL 33480
tel: (561) 655-7227   Web Site
EIN: 59-0454318

Board Leadership
Edward E. Elson
Chairman

CEO
David W. Breneman
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.31 four stars
  Financial 94.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programming, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children's library, and a state-of-the art educational facility.

The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programming, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children's library, and a state-of-the art educational facility.

Financial

four stars

94.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.40
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society of the Four Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society of the Four Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 91.31 four stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 88.72 three stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 90.44 four stars
McCallum Theatre (CA) 88.44 three stars
Children's Theatre Company (MN) 90.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,818,176
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,477,044
   Fundraising Events $1,119,342
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $539,329
Total Contributions $7,953,891
   Program Service Revenue $1,345,441
Total Primary Revenue $9,299,332
   Other Revenue $1,208,566
TOTAL REVENUE $10,507,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,370,518
   Administrative Expenses $1,440,422
   Fundraising Expenses $661,131
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,472,071
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,035,827
   
Net Assets $70,144,527

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
Artistic Programming $2,297,357 36.1%
Campus on the Lake $2,039,591 32.0%
Libraries in Palm Beach $1,333,769 20.9%

Ratings History
Society of the Four Arts has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.31 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.25 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 91.40 four 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 59-0454318
Name in IRS Master File SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(61) Library
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 May, 1952
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

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
$269,004 3.17% David W. Breneman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 91.31 four stars
Goggle Works (PA) 85.45 three stars
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 91.69 four stars
CAPA New Haven (CT) 89.39 three stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 86.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Society of the Four Arts
2 Four Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, FL 33480
tel: (561) 655-7227
EIN: 59-0454318

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Board Leadership

Edward E. Elson
Chairman

CEO

David W. Breneman
President, CEO

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