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The Art Institute of Chicago

Conducting activities conducive to the artistic development of the region

three stars

89.06

111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 443-3363   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167725

Board Leadership
Robert M. Levy
Chairman

CEO
James Rondeau
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.06 three stars
  Financial 89.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The purposes for which the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) was formed in 1879 are: to found, build, maintain, and operate museums, schools, libraries of art, and theaters; to provide support facilities in connection therewith; to conduct appropriate activities conducive to the artistic development of the region; and to conduct and participate in appropriate activities of national and international significance. The AIC encompasses both the museum and the school. The School is one of the largest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country, providing degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The museum's collection now encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world.

The purposes for which the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) was formed in 1879 are: to found, build, maintain, and operate museums, schools, libraries of art, and theaters; to provide support facilities in connection therewith; to conduct appropriate activities conducive to the artistic development of the region; and to conduct and participate in appropriate activities of national and international significance. The AIC encompasses both the museum and the school. The School is one of the largest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country, providing degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The museum's collection now encompasses more than 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world.

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Financial

three stars

89.14

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.77
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Art Institute of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Art Institute of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.06 three stars
Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI) 86.94 three stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 85.41 three stars
Arts for Learning (FL) 89.95 three stars
Joy of Music Program (MA) 89.45 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,792,603
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $14,975,469
   Fundraising Events $3,783,611
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,522,105
Total Contributions $61,073,788
   Program Service Revenue $199,220,523
Total Primary Revenue $260,294,311
   Other Revenue $59,017,531
TOTAL REVENUE $319,311,842
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $270,247,158
   Administrative Expenses $36,153,613
   Fundraising Expenses $9,096,171
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $315,496,942
   
Payments to Affiliates $16,051
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,814,900
   
Net Assets $1,267,684,291

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
School of the Art Institute $168,568,268 62.4%
Museum $101,678,890 37.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/21/2018 89.06 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 88.38 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.36 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.00 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 88.65 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.55 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 87.44 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 95.01 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 96.49 four stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 98.65 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 98.56 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 88.46 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 73.99 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 77.94 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 84.74 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 88.85 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 89.57 three stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 86.14 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 36-2167725
Name in IRS Master File ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
NTEE Code B40
NTEE Classification Higher Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
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 August, 1925
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$525,035 0.16% James Rondeau President, Museum
Other Salaries of Note
$589,270 0.18% Douglas Druick Former President, Museum

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.06 three stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 95.80 four stars
Arts for Learning (FL) 89.95 three stars
Free Spirit Media (IL) 92.57 four stars
Inner-City Arts (CA) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 443-3363
EIN: 36-2167725

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Board Leadership

Robert M. Levy
Chairman

CEO

James Rondeau
President

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