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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Developing and revitalizing the Pittsburgh cultural district

94.74

803 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 471-6070   Web Site
EIN: 25-1469002

Board Leadership
Richard J. Harshman
Chair

CEO
J. Kevin McMahon
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust was formed in 1984 to stimulate the economic and cultural development of Pittsburgh through the development and promotion of a downtown arts and entertainment district. Encouraging and presenting diverse performing and visual arts programs in the Cultural District, the Trust has helped transform Pittsburgh's Downtown to a vibrant animated area with over fourteen cultural facilities, public parks and plazas, and new and proposed commercial development. Additionally, the Trust is committed to providing educational experiences to a multicultural audience of all ages, working with arts organizations, universities, corporations, and educators to develop educational and entertaining programs that nurture an appreciation for the arts.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust was formed in 1984 to stimulate the economic and cultural development of Pittsburgh through the development and promotion of a downtown arts and entertainment district. Encouraging and presenting diverse performing and visual arts programs in the Cultural District, the Trust has helped transform Pittsburgh's Downtown to a vibrant animated area with over fourteen cultural facilities, public parks and plazas, and new and proposed commercial development. Additionally, the Trust is committed to providing educational experiences to a multicultural audience of all ages, working with arts organizations, universities, corporations, and educators to develop educational and entertaining programs that nurture an appreciation for the arts.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.48
  Program Expenses Growth 16.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 94.74
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 92.82
Film Forum (NY) 88.52
Ravinia Festival (IL) 92.67
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 85.14

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,760,371
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $339,514
   Related Organizations $394,024
   Government Grants $2,739,305
Total Contributions $12,233,214
   Program Service Revenue $71,895,533
Total Primary Revenue $84,128,747
   Other Revenue $970,489
TOTAL REVENUE $85,099,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $78,540,264
   Administrative Expenses $2,074,133
   Fundraising Expenses $3,407,761
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $84,022,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,077,078
   
Net Assets $135,039,420

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
Performance Presentation and Programming $45,936,097 58.5%
Facilities Management & Real Estate Development $27,115,737 34.5%
Education, Community Outreach, and Arts Services $5,488,430 7.0%

Ratings History
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 94.74
2018-12 07/01/2020 93.91
2017-12 07/01/2019 90.94
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.13
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.84
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.67
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.84
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.70
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.92
2012-12 05/01/2014 85.13
2011-12 04/01/2013 87.41
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.41
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.06
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 90.63
2008-12 07/01/2010 96.88
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.24
2006-12 07/01/2008 96.81
2005-12 03/01/2008 92.69
2004-12 01/01/2006 96.48
2003-12 04/01/2005 98.70

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

EIN 25-1469002
Name in IRS Master File PITTSBURGH TRUST FOR CULTURAL RESOURCES
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 July, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$748,257 0.89% J. Kevin McMahon President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 94.74
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19
University Musical Society (MI) 93.63
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 85.46
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 91.92

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Charity Contact Info

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 471-6070
EIN: 25-1469002

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Board Leadership

Richard J. Harshman
Chair

CEO

J. Kevin McMahon
President

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