Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Producing and presenting an unmatched variety of performing arts

three stars

89.24

2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
tel: (800) 472-3556   Web Site
EIN: 53-0245017

Board Leadership
David M. Rubenstein
Chairman

CEO
Deborah F. Rutter
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.24 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America's living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation's cultural center, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center continues its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy's vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular and folk music, and multi-media performances for all ages. Every year, the institution that bears President Kennedy's name brings his dream to fruition, touching the lives of millions of people through thousands of performances by the greatest artists from across America and around the world.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America's living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation's cultural center, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center continues its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy's vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular and folk music, and multi-media performances for all ages. Every year, the institution that bears President Kennedy's name brings his dream to fruition, touching the lives of millions of people through thousands of performances by the greatest artists from across America and around the world.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $76,051,083
   Federated Campaigns $10,509
   Membership Dues $4,812,477
   Fundraising Events $13,438,863
   Related Organizations $2,588,772
   Government Grants $48,576,598
Total Contributions $145,478,302
   Program Service Revenue $151,644,052
Total Primary Revenue $297,122,354
   Other Revenue $22,009,609
TOTAL REVENUE $319,131,963
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $257,534,817
   Administrative Expenses $10,574,397
   Fundraising Expenses $11,516,711
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $279,625,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $39,506,038
   
Net Assets $436,141,800

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,266,767 0.45% Deborah F. Rutter President

Mission

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America's living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation's cultural center, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center continues its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy's vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular and folk music, and multi-media performances for all ages. Every year, the institution that bears President Kennedy's name brings his dream to fruition, touching the lives of millions of people through thousands of performances by the greatest artists from across America and around the world.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (DC) 89.24 three stars
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 87.99 three stars
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 87.67 three stars
Stamford Center for the Arts (CT) 86.90 three stars
Omaha Performing Arts (NE) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
tel: (800) 472-3556
TTY: (202) 416-8524
EIN: 53-0245017

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Board Leadership

David M. Rubenstein
Chairman

CEO

Deborah F. Rutter
President