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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts (Grantmaking)

United Performing Arts Fund

Be a vital part of the performance

four stars

93.53

301 West Wisconsin Ave. Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53203
tel: (414) 273-8723   Web Site
EIN: 39-6100399

Board Leadership
Rob Sanders
Chair

CEO
Deanna L. Tillisch
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.53 four stars
  Financial 90.86 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1967, United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is essential to sustaining a thriving and vibrant performing arts scene in Southeastern Wisconsin. The mission of UPAF is to secure community resources, promote the performing arts as a regional asset, and improve the quality of life in our community through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. UPAF raises funds to provide financial support for diverse, world-class performing arts. Each year more than 21,000 individuals, corporations and foundations in Southeastern Wisconsin support the UPAF Annual Campaign, making it one of the nation's largest united arts funds. In addition to raising and allocating operating funds, UPAF serves as a community-wide resource by promoting the excellence, reputation and impact of our performing arts.

Founded in 1967, United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is essential to sustaining a thriving and vibrant performing arts scene in Southeastern Wisconsin. The mission of UPAF is to secure community resources, promote the performing arts as a regional asset, and improve the quality of life in our community through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. UPAF raises funds to provide financial support for diverse, world-class performing arts. Each year more than 21,000 individuals, corporations and foundations in Southeastern Wisconsin support the UPAF Annual Campaign, making it one of the nation's largest united arts funds. In addition to raising and allocating operating funds, UPAF serves as a community-wide resource by promoting the excellence, reputation and impact of our performing arts.

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Financial

four stars

90.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Performing Arts Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Performing Arts Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 93.53 four stars
Fund for the Arts (KY) 88.58 three stars
Arts & Science Council (NC) 90.49 four stars
United Arts of Central Florida (FL) 89.26 three stars
Americans for the Arts (DC) 89.06 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,386,802
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $281,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,667,802
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,667,802
   Other Revenue $460,813
TOTAL REVENUE $10,128,615
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,301,011
   Administrative Expenses $377,197
   Fundraising Expenses $876,023
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,554,231
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-425,616
   
Net Assets $12,712,170

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
Fund Distribution $9,301,011 100.0%

Ratings History
United Performing Arts Fund has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 07/01/2019 93.53 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 93.92 four stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 88.15 three stars
2015-08 09/01/2016 92.01 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 92.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 96.61 four stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 94.42 four stars
2012-08 08/01/2013 93.47 four stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 87.87 three stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 83.80 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 75.21 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/01/2010 65.24 one star
2007-08 09/01/2008 82.37 three stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 81.05 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 79.11 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 69.55 one star
2003-06 06/01/2004 70.37 two stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 81.28 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 85.52 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 39-6100399
Name in IRS Master File UNITED PERFORMING ARTS FUND 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(927) Fundraising
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 March, 1967
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
$229,686 2.17% Deanna Tillisch President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Performing Arts Fund (WI) 93.53 four stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.01 four stars
Fund for the Arts (KY) 88.58 three stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.48 three stars
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 88.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Performing Arts Fund
301 West Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53203
tel: (414) 273-8723
EIN: 39-6100399

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Board Leadership

Rob Sanders
Chair

CEO

Deanna L. Tillisch
President & CEO

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