Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Free Spirit Media

Free Spirit Media (FSM) cultivates youth and young adult voices to transform media and society.

four stars

92.57

906 South Homan Avenue Chicago, IL 60624
tel: (312) 444-0562   Web Site
EIN: 36-4456215

Board Leadership
Jon Desir
President

CEO
Jeff McCarter
Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.57 four stars
  Financial 92.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Free Spirit Media transforms media and society by providing opportunities for emerging creators, primarily from communities of color, to produce and distribute original content and to pursue artistic, personal and professional aspirations.

Free Spirit Media transforms media and society by providing opportunities for emerging creators, primarily from communities of color, to produce and distribute original content and to pursue artistic, personal and professional aspirations.

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Financial

four stars

92.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free Spirit Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free Spirit Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,445,141
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $61,777
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,600
Total Contributions $1,524,518
   Program Service Revenue $763,304
Total Primary Revenue $2,287,822
   Other Revenue $-3,692
TOTAL REVENUE $2,284,130
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,726,611
   Administrative Expenses $188,993
   Fundraising Expenses $178,505
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,094,109
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $190,021
   
Net Assets $1,467,662

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,075 5.73% Jeff McCarter Executive Director

Mission

Free Spirit Media transforms media and society by providing opportunities for emerging creators, primarily from communities of color, to produce and distribute original content and to pursue artistic, personal and professional aspirations.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free Spirit Media (IL) 92.57 four stars
Kaufman Music Center (NY) 85.75 three stars
COCA (MO) 85.38 three stars
Inner-City Arts (CA) 91.91 four stars
Arts for Learning (FL) 89.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Free Spirit Media
906 South Homan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
tel: (312) 444-0562
EIN: 36-4456215

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Board Leadership

Jon Desir
President

CEO

Jeff McCarter
Founder and Executive Director