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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

The New Criterion

On the front lines of the battle for culture

three stars

82.32

900 Broadway Suite 602
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 247-6980   Web Site
EIN: 13-3108424

Board Leadership
James Piereson
Chair

CEO
James Panero
Executive Editor

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The New Criterion, a monthly review of the arts and intellectual life, was founded in 1982 by the art critic Hilton Kramer and the pianist and music critic Samuel Lipman. Now edited by the critic Roger Kimball, The New Criterion began as an experiment in critical audacity—a publication devoted to engaging, in Matthew Arnold's famous phrase, with “the best that has been thought and said.” This also meant engaging with those forces dedicated to traducing genuine cultural and intellectual achievement, whether through obfuscation, politicization, or a commitment to nihilistic absurdity. We are proud that The New Criterion has been in the forefront both of championing what is best and most humanely vital in our cultural inheritance and in exposing what is mendacious, corrosive, and spurious. Published monthly from September through June, The New Criterion brings together a wide range of young and established critics whose common aim is to bring you the most incisive criticism being written today.

The New Criterion, a monthly review of the arts and intellectual life, was founded in 1982 by the art critic Hilton Kramer and the pianist and music critic Samuel Lipman. Now edited by the critic Roger Kimball, The New Criterion began as an experiment in critical audacity—a publication devoted to engaging, in Matthew Arnold's famous phrase, with “the best that has been thought and said.” This also meant engaging with those forces dedicated to traducing genuine cultural and intellectual achievement, whether through obfuscation, politicization, or a commitment to nihilistic absurdity. We are proud that The New Criterion has been in the forefront both of championing what is best and most humanely vital in our cultural inheritance and in exposing what is mendacious, corrosive, and spurious. Published monthly from September through June, The New Criterion brings together a wide range of young and established critics whose common aim is to bring you the most incisive criticism being written today.

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Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
41.9%
  Administrative Expenses 49.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.88
  Program Expenses Growth 50.7%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New Criterion on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New Criterion on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New Criterion (NY) 82.32 three stars
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 93.98 four stars
Common Sense Media (CA) 89.84 three stars
Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) (WA) 94.68 four stars
Milkweed Editions (MN) 90.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,884,760
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,884,760
   Program Service Revenue $451,426
Total Primary Revenue $2,336,186
   Other Revenue $931,530
TOTAL REVENUE $3,267,716
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,380,047
   Administrative Expenses $563,403
   Fundraising Expenses $248,953
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,192,403
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,075,313
   
Net Assets $8,076,218

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
Publication of "The New Criterion" $756,813 54.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 82.32 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 28.02 zero star
2016-06 06/01/2017 28.49 zero star
2015-06 12/21/2016 28.49 zero 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 13-3108424
Name in IRS Master File FOUNDATION FOR CULTURAL REVIEW INC
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing 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 March, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,075 7.34% James Panero Executive Editor
Other Salaries of Note
$211,960 9.66% Roger Kimball Vice Chairman

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New Criterion (NY) 82.32 three stars
Common Sense Media (CA) 89.84 three stars
Type Media Center (NY) 94.34 four stars
Positive Futures Network (YES! Magazine) (WA) 94.68 four stars
Resource Media (CA) 86.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The New Criterion
900 Broadway
Suite 602
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 247-6980
fax: (212) 247-3127
EIN: 13-3108424

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3000
Denville, NJ 07834

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Board Leadership

James Piereson
Chair

CEO

James Panero
Executive Editor

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