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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The world's leading performing arts center

three stars

84.46

Development Department 70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 875-5421   Web Site
EIN: 13-1847137

Board Leadership
Katherine Farley
Chair

CEO
Henry Timms
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.46 three stars
  Financial 78.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, international leader in arts and education, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of over 400 events annually, LCPA complements the offerings of the 11 other Lincoln Center resident organizations through a variety of popular series. Live From Lincoln Center extends the reach of Lincoln Center's stages to millions of Americans across the country. As an international leader in arts and education, LCPA takes a wide range of activities beyond its halls through its educational cornerstone, Lincoln Center Institute, as well as offering arts-related symposia; family programming; accessibility; and other community initiatives.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, international leader in arts and education, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of over 400 events annually, LCPA complements the offerings of the 11 other Lincoln Center resident organizations through a variety of popular series. Live From Lincoln Center extends the reach of Lincoln Center's stages to millions of Americans across the country. As an international leader in arts and education, LCPA takes a wide range of activities beyond its halls through its educational cornerstone, Lincoln Center Institute, as well as offering arts-related symposia; family programming; accessibility; and other community initiatives.

Financial

two stars

78.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 84.46 three stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.45 four stars
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 92.38 four stars
Boch Center (MA) 90.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,241,347
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,469,936
   Fundraising Events $10,981,675
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,668,905
Total Contributions $56,361,863
   Program Service Revenue $76,615,414
Total Primary Revenue $132,977,277
   Other Revenue $19,131,285
TOTAL REVENUE $152,108,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $123,613,902
   Administrative Expenses $23,311,078
   Fundraising Expenses $7,541,264
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $154,466,244
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,357,682
   
Net Assets $384,370,373

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
Facility Services $78,377,573 63.4%
Performance Programming $23,229,362 18.8%
Lincoln Center Redevelopment $10,960,884 8.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 84.46 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.11 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.26 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.07 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.80 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.42 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 84.08 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 91.14 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.71 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 94.99 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 94.99 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 98.98 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 98.48 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 98.40 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 98.52 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 91.84 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 89.02 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 79.32 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 89.60 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 13-1847137
Name in IRS Master File LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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, 1963
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
Not compensated -- Henry Timms President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$1,103,544 0.71% Debora Spar Former President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 84.46 three stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars
Apollo Theater (NY) 90.69 four stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Development Department
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 875-5421
fax: (212) 875-5468
EIN: 13-1847137

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Board Leadership

Katherine Farley
Chair

CEO

Henry Timms
President

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