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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Society of the Four Arts

Offering quality cultural programming to Palm Beach.

three stars

87.54

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

Board Leadership
Randolph H. Guthrie
Chairman

CEO
Philip Rylands
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.54 three stars
  Financial 90.76 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

90.76

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.46
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  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) 87.54 three stars
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (PA) 91.77 four stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.45 four stars
McCallum Theatre (CA) 86.01 three stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,293,903
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,520,795
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $575,220
Total Contributions $7,389,918
   Program Service Revenue $848,199
Total Primary Revenue $8,238,117
   Other Revenue $2,633,200
TOTAL REVENUE $10,871,317
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,055,520
   Administrative Expenses $1,688,949
   Fundraising Expenses $668,299
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,412,768
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,458,549
   
Net Assets $84,857,604

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 Gardens $4,700,242 66.6%
Campus on the Lake $1,780,058 25.2%
Libraries in Palm Beach $345,058 4.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 87.54 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.85 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 86.63 three stars
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$317,572 3.37% David W. Breneman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 87.54 three stars
Music Center (CA) 87.30 three stars
Ravinia Festival (IL) 92.67 four stars
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 87.87 three stars
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 92.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Randolph H. Guthrie
Chairman

CEO

Philip Rylands
President, CEO

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