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Studio in a School

Fostering the creative and intellectual development of young people through quality visual arts programs

four stars

93.09

75 West End Avenue New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 459-1455   Web Site
EIN: 13-3003112

Board Leadership
Vivian Pan
Founder and Chair

CEO
Thomas Cahill
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.09 four stars
  Financial 91.09 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, Studio in a School (STUDIO) fosters the creative and intellectual development of young people through quality visual arts programs directed by professional artists, and collaborates with and enhances the capacity of those who provide and support arts programming for youth. STUDIO's unique method brings professional artists into school and community organizations to lead classes in drawing, printmaking, painting, and sculpting, and work with teachers to link art with other academic subjects. While children gain the valuable experience of making art and learn how to verbalize their creative process, their participation in the arts extends to learning in other disciplines and promotes good oral, written, and problem-solving skills. STUDIO provides programs to more than 170 schools throughout the five boroughs annually.

Founded in 1977, Studio in a School (STUDIO) fosters the creative and intellectual development of young people through quality visual arts programs directed by professional artists, and collaborates with and enhances the capacity of those who provide and support arts programming for youth. STUDIO's unique method brings professional artists into school and community organizations to lead classes in drawing, printmaking, painting, and sculpting, and work with teachers to link art with other academic subjects. While children gain the valuable experience of making art and learn how to verbalize their creative process, their participation in the arts extends to learning in other disciplines and promotes good oral, written, and problem-solving skills. STUDIO provides programs to more than 170 schools throughout the five boroughs annually.

Financial

four stars

91.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Studio in a School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Studio in a School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Studio in a School (NY) 93.09 four stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 93.91 four stars
NDI New Mexico (NM) 85.62 three stars
Inner-City Arts (CA) 92.21 four stars
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (IL) 90.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,654,641
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,529,107
Total Contributions $6,183,748
   Program Service Revenue $442,978
Total Primary Revenue $6,626,726
   Other Revenue $1,334,932
TOTAL REVENUE $7,961,658
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,846,487
   Administrative Expenses $990,205
   Fundraising Expenses $378,349
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,215,041
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $746,617
   
Net Assets $20,369,902

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
Residency Programs $1,801,747 30.8%
Long Term Program $1,399,523 23.9%
Teen Programs $787,491 13.5%

Ratings History
Studio in a School has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 93.09 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 92.07 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.27 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 88.72 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.70 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 11/01/2015 89.29 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2015 89.29 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.69 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 86.07 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.10 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 79.05 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 92.27 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 86.59 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 87.42 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 76.79 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 70.18 two stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 70.19 two stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 84.14 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.19 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 13-3003112
Name in IRS Master File STUDIO IN A SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 February, 1980
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,929 4.10% Thomas Cahill President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Studio in a School (NY) 93.09 four stars
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Merola Opera Program (CA) 90.41 four stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 91.78 four stars
Young Audiences (NY) 86.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Studio in a School
75 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 459-1455
fax: (212) 957-1327
EIN: 13-3003112

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Board Leadership

Vivian Pan
Founder and Chair

CEO

Thomas Cahill
President, CEO

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