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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

CN Advisory: High Concern

Big Apple Circus

One Metrotech Center, N. Third Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (212) 268-2500   Web Site
EIN: 13-2906037


On November 21, 2016, USA Today published an article titled, "Big Apple Circus files for bankruptcy." For more information, please see the USA Today article.

  • The Big Apple Circus has now published a statement on their website indicating they were acquired by another entity in February 2017.

Charity Response

Under bankruptcy protection and with court approval, we are continuing to operate community programs in pediatric hospitals, Clown Care, and schools, Circus After School.  We hope that public and private supporters of these programs will continue to make them possible.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2906037
Name in IRS Master File Big Apple Circus
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End
IRS Forms 990
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  • February, 2019
  • July, 2018
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015

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Charity Contact Info

Big Apple Circus
One Metrotech Center, N.
Third Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (212) 268-2500
EIN: 13-2906037

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