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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Dedicated to contemporary art

three stars

83.23

44 East Sixth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 345-8411   Web Site
EIN: 31-0590095

Board Leadership
Ron Bates
Chair

CEO
Raphaela Platow
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.23 three stars
  Financial 79.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1939 as the Modern Art Society, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) was one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to contemporary art. The CAC is a non-collecting institution that focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media. We remain committed to showcasing contemporary art and artists relevant to diverse audience, and developing programming that examines and reflects the importance of the art we exhibit. In addition, the CAC's Education Department makes the CAC exhibitions accessible to the widest possible audience by providing interpretive and entertaining information in a variety of forms and through special programs for children and adults.

Founded in 1939 as the Modern Art Society, the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) was one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to contemporary art. The CAC is a non-collecting institution that focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media. We remain committed to showcasing contemporary art and artists relevant to diverse audience, and developing programming that examines and reflects the importance of the art we exhibit. In addition, the CAC's Education Department makes the CAC exhibitions accessible to the widest possible audience by providing interpretive and entertaining information in a variety of forms and through special programs for children and adults.

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Financial

two stars

79.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.65
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (OH) 83.23 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 87.00 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars
The Contemporary Austin (TX) 88.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,360,907
   Federated Campaigns $380,963
   Membership Dues $25,597
   Fundraising Events $27,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $93,150
Total Contributions $2,888,117
   Program Service Revenue $26,810
Total Primary Revenue $2,914,927
   Other Revenue $1,560,743
TOTAL REVENUE $4,475,670
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,619,768
   Administrative Expenses $476,067
   Fundraising Expenses $496,194
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,592,029
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-116,359
   
Net Assets $27,183,024

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
Contemporary Art $2,895,814 80.0%
Student and Public Programs $723,954 20.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 83.23 three stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 84.87 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 85.96 three stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 84.84 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 83.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 80.51 three stars
2013-08 08/01/2014 82.37 three stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 86.25 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 85.49 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 76.02 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 71.03 two stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 73.37 two stars
2007-08 03/01/2009 67.59 one star
2006-08 09/01/2007 83.95 three stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 73.62 two stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 79.08 two stars
2003-08 11/01/2004 84.81 three stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 75.54 two stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 72.82 two 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 31-0590095
Name in IRS Master File CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
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 July, 1940
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,835 3.80% Raphaela Platow Director, Chief Curator

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (OH) 83.23 three stars
Walker Art Center (MN) 85.33 three stars
The Phillips Collection (DC) 87.82 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA) 85.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
44 East Sixth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 345-8411
EIN: 31-0590095

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Board Leadership

Ron Bates
Chair

CEO

Raphaela Platow
Director

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