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

ArtsFund

Supporting Washington's arts community through leadership, advocacy, and grant making.

three stars

84.88

100 West Harrison Street Suite S150
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (206) 281-9050   Web Site
EIN: 91-0839644

Board Leadership
Sung Yang
Chair

CEO
Michael Greer
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.88 three stars
  Financial 79.81 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

ArtsFund supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grant making in order to build a healthy, equitable, and creative Washington. Gifts to ArtsFund are leveraged where they are most needed to strengthen the Puget Sound's arts and cultural community.

Beyond funding dozens of arts organizations with general operating grants, ArtsFund strengthens the arts and cultural sector by:

Offering free capacity building programs and other services to over 120 nonprofit arts organizations;

Developing the next generation of nonprofit arts leaders through the Board Leadership Training program;

Conducting research and producing Impact Studies demonstrating the role of the arts as a key driver to our region's economic health and civic vitality;

Leveraging an extensive track record in the community and cross-sector relationships to advocate for the arts locally, regionally, and nationally; and

Advancing community priorities and fostering a more equitable society through the arts.

ArtsFund supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grant making in order to build a healthy, equitable, and creative Washington. Gifts to ArtsFund are leveraged where they are most needed to strengthen the Puget Sound's arts and cultural community.

Beyond funding dozens of arts organizations with general operating grants, ArtsFund strengthens the arts and cultural sector by:

Offering free capacity building programs and other services to over 120 nonprofit arts organizations;

Developing the next generation of nonprofit arts leaders through the Board Leadership Training program;

Conducting research and producing Impact Studies demonstrating the role of the arts as a key driver to our region's economic health and civic vitality;

Leveraging an extensive track record in the community and cross-sector relationships to advocate for the arts locally, regionally, and nationally; and

Advancing community priorities and fostering a more equitable society through the arts.

Financial

two stars

79.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.84
  Program Expenses Growth -5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
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) 84.88 three stars
Texas Cultural Trust (TX) 87.54 three stars
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 95.17 four 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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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,472,312
   Federated Campaigns $8,875
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $175,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,656,187
   Program Service Revenue $56,994
Total Primary Revenue $4,713,181
   Other Revenue $1,063,564
TOTAL REVENUE $5,776,745
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,186,506
   Administrative Expenses $553,650
   Fundraising Expenses $485,327
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,225,483
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,551,262
   
Net Assets $25,954,164

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 $2,516,715 79.0%
Cultural Resource Collective $43,700 1.4%
Donor Directed Contributions $8,875 0.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2020 84.88 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,840 4.39% Mari Horita President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ArtsFund (WA) 84.88 three stars
Texas Cultural Trust (TX) 87.54 three stars
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 91.45 four stars
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 87.26 three stars
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 88.36 three stars

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This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

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

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

Charity Contact Info

ArtsFund
100 West Harrison Street
Suite S150
Seattle, WA 98119
tel: (206) 281-9050
fax: (206) 281-9175
EIN: 91-0839644

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 19780
Seattle, WA 98109

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Board Leadership

Sung Yang
Chair

CEO

Michael Greer
President, CEO

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