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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

New England Foundation for the Arts

Cultivating and promoting the arts in New England and beyond

four stars

90.36

145 Tremont Street 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 951-0010   Web Site
EIN: 04-2593591

Board Leadership
Ann Smith
Chair

CEO
Cathy Edwards
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.36 four stars
  Financial 91.96 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

NEFA's mission is to build connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world.

NEFA's mission is to build connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world.

Financial

four stars

91.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New England Foundation for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New England Foundation for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.36 four stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.48 three stars
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 88.36 three stars
ArtsWave (OH) 88.26 three stars
Americans for the Arts (DC) 89.06 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,967,784
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,582,769
Total Contributions $6,550,553
   Program Service Revenue $35,254
Total Primary Revenue $6,585,807
   Other Revenue $618,751
TOTAL REVENUE $7,204,558
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,199,827
   Administrative Expenses $1,116,797
   Fundraising Expenses $252,105
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,568,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-364,171
   
Net Assets $22,008,989

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
National Dance Project $2,542,360 41.0%
New England Presenting and Touring $2,019,320 32.6%
National Theater Project $1,273,636 20.5%

Ratings History
New England Foundation for the Arts has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 04/01/2020 90.36 four stars
2018-05 09/03/2019 90.41 four stars
2017-05 12/01/2018 95.04 four stars
2016-05 11/01/2017 89.67 three stars
2015-05 07/01/2016 92.05 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 93.93 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 91.96 four stars
2013-05 10/01/2014 95.75 four stars
2013-05 09/01/2014 93.47 four stars
2012-05 03/01/2013 95.70 four stars
2011-05 06/01/2012 91.01 four stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 89.74 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 92.53 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 12/22/2010 90.42 four stars
2009-05 11/24/2010 91.14 four stars
2008-05 08/01/2009 90.29 four stars
2007-05 09/01/2008 76.16 two stars
2006-05 07/01/2007 87.98 three stars
2005-05 07/01/2006 82.98 three stars
2004-05 05/01/2005 92.91 four 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 04-2593591
Name in IRS Master File NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS INC
NTEE Code A12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(120) Publishing 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 September, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,414 2.15% Catherine Edwards Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.36 four stars
ArtsWave (OH) 88.26 three stars
Arts & Science Council (NC) 88.48 three stars
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 88.36 three stars
National Arts Strategies (VA) 92.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New England Foundation for the Arts
145 Tremont Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 951-0010
fax: (617) 951-0016
TTY: (617) 951-0010
EIN: 04-2593591

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Board Leadership

Ann Smith
Chair

CEO

Cathy Edwards
Executive Director

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