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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Creative Action

Sparking and supporting the academic, social and emotional development of young people

three stars

85.86

2921 East 17th Street Building B, Box 7
Austin, TX 78702
tel: (512) 442-8773   Web Site
EIN: 74-2856925

Board Leadership
Kristy Battani
Chair

CEO
Karen LaShelle
Executive Director and Artistic Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.86 three stars
  Financial 93.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action's team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders. We believe that when youth develop their creativity, compassion, confidence and critical thinking skills, and build meaningful connections with peers and positive role-models, they become successful adults who contribute to their communities and thrive in their careers and relationships.

Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action's team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders. We believe that when youth develop their creativity, compassion, confidence and critical thinking skills, and build meaningful connections with peers and positive role-models, they become successful adults who contribute to their communities and thrive in their careers and relationships.

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Financial

four stars

93.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 25.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Creative Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Creative Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Creative Action (TX) 85.86 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (CT) 91.25 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council (CA) 90.77 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Grand Teton Council (ID) 87.93 three stars
Self Enhancement, Inc. (OR) 86.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $527,217
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $161,430
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $648,664
Total Contributions $1,337,311
   Program Service Revenue $1,640,204
Total Primary Revenue $2,977,515
   Other Revenue $33,475
TOTAL REVENUE $3,010,990
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,440,682
   Administrative Expenses $338,547
   Fundraising Expenses $224,511
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,003,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,250
   
Net Assets $2,748,080

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
After School $1,594,884 65.3%
The Classroom $351,615 14.4%
Youth Theatre Ensembles $181,726 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 08/01/2017 85.86 three stars
2015-08 04/01/2017 85.89 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 74-2856925
Name in IRS Master File CREATIVE ACTION
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 November, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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
$76,538 2.54% Karen LaShelle Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Creative Action (TX) 85.86 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council (FL) 92.74 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (FL) 94.94 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Golden Spread Council (TX) 88.62 three stars
Kids Across America Foundation (MO) 85.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Creative Action
2921 East 17th Street
Building B, Box 7
Austin, TX 78702
tel: (512) 442-8773
fax: (512) 386-8994
EIN: 74-2856925

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Board Leadership

Kristy Battani
Chair

CEO

Karen LaShelle
Executive Director and Artistic Director

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