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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The Center of It All

four stars

95.24

One Center Street Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 642-8989   Web Site
EIN: 22-2889703

Board Leadership
John R. Strangfeld
Chair

CEO
John Schreiber
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.24 four stars
  Financial 94.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America's foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark. Since its opening night on October 18, 1997, NJPAC has welcomed to its stages renowned artists, cultural icons, the best of New Jersey's performers and companies, and many of the world's most cherished orchestral, dance and theatrical works. More than 10 million visitors, including over 1.5 million children, have enjoyed live entertainment or participated in special events at the Arts Center.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, by celebrating diversity, shall be America's foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment, a creative and effective leader in arts education for children, a convener of useful and enlightening civic engagement events, and a catalyst for economic development in its home city of Newark. Since its opening night on October 18, 1997, NJPAC has welcomed to its stages renowned artists, cultural icons, the best of New Jersey's performers and companies, and many of the world's most cherished orchestral, dance and theatrical works. More than 10 million visitors, including over 1.5 million children, have enjoyed live entertainment or participated in special events at the Arts Center.

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Financial

four stars

94.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.87
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey Performing Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey Performing Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 95.24 four stars
Symphony Space (NY) 91.83 four stars
Philadelphia Film Society (PA) 91.87 four stars
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 91.30 four stars
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (DC) 90.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,802,785
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,403,207
   Related Organizations $52,081
   Government Grants $1,032,161
Total Contributions $12,290,234
   Program Service Revenue $22,287,614
Total Primary Revenue $34,577,848
   Other Revenue $6,091,492
TOTAL REVENUE $40,669,340
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,090,543
   Administrative Expenses $4,311,284
   Fundraising Expenses $2,922,005
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,323,832
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,654,492
   
Net Assets $183,934,519

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
Performances $21,845,916 55.9%
Theater Operations $10,311,085 26.4%
Arts Education $3,689,694 9.4%

Ratings History
New Jersey Performing Arts Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 95.24 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.89 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.86 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.83 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 90.08 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 90.49 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 86.88 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.32 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 86.92 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 83.05 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2008 72.31 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 76.84 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 80.36 three stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 95.63 four stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 89.08 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 85.73 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 22-2889703
Name in IRS Master File NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CORPORATION
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 December, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$894,065 1.93% John Schreiber President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 95.24 four stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 90.84 four stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 92.29 four stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.20 four stars
New York City Center (NY) 88.31 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 642-8989
EIN: 22-2889703

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Board Leadership

John R. Strangfeld
Chair

CEO

John Schreiber
President and CEO

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