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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

We lead, strengthen and amplify the voices of a cultural community that ignites creativity, inspires people and is essential for a healthy region.

three stars

86.32

1315 Walnut Street Suite 732
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 557-7811   Web Site
EIN: 23-1885448

Board Leadership
Catherine M. Cahill
Chair

CEO
Maud Lyon
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.32 three stars
  Financial 84.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance believes Greater Philadelphia is defined by its arts and culture sector: Our cultural organizations, artists, and proud history of creative expression are a crucial part of our identity, vitality, and economic growth. As a membership and service organization working on behalf of this sector, we believe in supporting the growth of arts organizations and their audiences; working to keep the arts in schools; preserving the diverse cultural activities in our communities; and empowering arts and cultural organizations to make a difference in our neighborhoods.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance believes Greater Philadelphia is defined by its arts and culture sector: Our cultural organizations, artists, and proud history of creative expression are a crucial part of our identity, vitality, and economic growth. As a membership and service organization working on behalf of this sector, we believe in supporting the growth of arts organizations and their audiences; working to keep the arts in schools; preserving the diverse cultural activities in our communities; and empowering arts and cultural organizations to make a difference in our neighborhoods.

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Financial

three stars

84.09

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 86.32 three stars
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.41 four stars
ArtsWave (OH) 87.92 three stars
United Arts of Central Florida (FL) 87.36 three stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 88.89 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $820,515
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $512,949
Total Contributions $1,333,464
   Program Service Revenue $594,818
Total Primary Revenue $1,928,282
   Other Revenue $14,784
TOTAL REVENUE $1,943,066
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,718,424
   Administrative Expenses $275,652
   Fundraising Expenses $224,091
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,218,167
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-275,101
   
Net Assets $2,153,068

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/20/2019 86.32 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 23-1885448
Name in IRS Master File GREATER PHILADELPHIA CULTURAL ALLIANCE
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
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, 1973
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
$160,000 7.21% Maud Margaret Lyon President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 86.32 three stars
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.41 four stars
Music Center Foundation (CA) 90.21 four stars
COMPAS (MN) 85.44 three stars
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 93.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 732
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 557-7811
fax: (215) 557-7823
EIN: 23-1885448

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Board Leadership

Catherine M. Cahill
Chair

CEO

Maud Lyon
President

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