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

ArtsFund

Supporting the King and Pierce County performing arts community

three stars

84.31

10 Harrison Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 19780
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 281-9050   Web Site
EIN: 91-0839644

Board Leadership
Anthony R. Miles
Chair

CEO
Sandy McDade
Interim CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.31 three stars
  Financial 80.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

ArtsFund strengthens arts in the Puget Sound region by raising and responsibly allocating funds to promote artistic and organizational excellence and by advocating for all the arts. Through ArtsFund, everybody can take part in art. ArtsFund donors support nearly 70 local arts groups, large and small, so they can provide stimulating and enlightening arts for our community. ArtsFund also helps arts groups run themselves even better through systematic feedback on their operations, based on our finely crafted allocations process. ArtsFund also serves as an advocate for the arts through TakePartInArt.org, through programs like Building for the Arts and our Board Leadership Training program. The bottom line is that ArtsFund's cash grants, capacity building, and other services make arts groups stronger so they can serve this region and make it a great place to live, work, raise a family and run a business.

ArtsFund strengthens arts in the Puget Sound region by raising and responsibly allocating funds to promote artistic and organizational excellence and by advocating for all the arts. Through ArtsFund, everybody can take part in art. ArtsFund donors support nearly 70 local arts groups, large and small, so they can provide stimulating and enlightening arts for our community. ArtsFund also helps arts groups run themselves even better through systematic feedback on their operations, based on our finely crafted allocations process. ArtsFund also serves as an advocate for the arts through TakePartInArt.org, through programs like Building for the Arts and our Board Leadership Training program. The bottom line is that ArtsFund's cash grants, capacity building, and other services make arts groups stronger so they can serve this region and make it a great place to live, work, raise a family and run a business.

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Financial

three stars

80.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ArtsFund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ArtsFund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ArtsFund (WA) 84.31 three stars
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 89.59 three stars
National Arts Strategies (VA) 87.97 three stars
Public Art Fund (NY) 85.82 three stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,016,906
   Federated Campaigns $10,014
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $320,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,346,920
   Program Service Revenue $85,853
Total Primary Revenue $5,432,773
   Other Revenue $2,259,834
TOTAL REVENUE $7,692,607
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,160,504
   Administrative Expenses $503,738
   Fundraising Expenses $604,632
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,268,874
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,423,733
   
Net Assets $23,747,222

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
Grants $2,508,908 79.4%
Donor Directed Contributions $10,442 0.3%
Cultural Resource Collective $16,163 0.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 04/01/2019 84.31 three stars
2016-09 10/01/2018 86.00 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 90.05 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 90.77 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 90.72 four stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 89.69 three stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 87.00 three stars
2010-09 03/01/2012 76.70 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 71.16 two stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 82.32 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 80.06 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 82.51 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 71.65 two stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 80.87 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 91-0839644
Name in IRS Master File ARTSFUND
NTEE Code A26
NTEE Classification Arts Council/Agency
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 May, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,900 4.14% Mari L. Horita President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ArtsFund (WA) 84.31 three stars
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.41 four stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.01 four stars
COMPAS (MN) 85.44 three stars
Fund for the Arts (KY) 88.58 three stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Corporate Council for the Arts
  • ArtsFund Foundation (91-1866831)

Charity Contact Info

ArtsFund
10 Harrison Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 19780
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 281-9050
fax: (206) 281-9175
EIN: 91-0839644

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Board Leadership

Anthony R. Miles
Chair

CEO

Sandy McDade
Interim CEO

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