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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

National Council for the Traditional Arts

Presenting and documenting folk and traditional arts in the United States

four stars

91.67

8757 Georgia Ave Suite 450
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 565-0654   Web Site
EIN: 52-0847374

Board Leadership
George Holt
Chairman

CEO
Lora Bottinelli
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.67 four stars
  Financial 95.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1933, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is the nation's oldest folk arts organization. The NCTA stresses quality and authenticity in presenting traditional artists to the public in festivals, national and international tours, concerts, radio and television programs, films, recordings and other programs. NCTA's work includes a nationwide touring program, the creation and programming of large-scale festivals and special events, the planning of cultural programs in National Parks, and numerous other activities. In the past five years, the NCTA has presented 13 major multi-day festivals, 81 traditional arts concerts and 5 national tours with 146 performances, reaching 26 states, and produced 24 nationally distributed compact disc recordings.

Founded in 1933, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is the nation's oldest folk arts organization. The NCTA stresses quality and authenticity in presenting traditional artists to the public in festivals, national and international tours, concerts, radio and television programs, films, recordings and other programs. NCTA's work includes a nationwide touring program, the creation and programming of large-scale festivals and special events, the planning of cultural programs in National Parks, and numerous other activities. In the past five years, the NCTA has presented 13 major multi-day festivals, 81 traditional arts concerts and 5 national tours with 146 performances, reaching 26 states, and produced 24 nationally distributed compact disc recordings.

Financial

four stars

95.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
90.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Council for the Traditional Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Council for the Traditional Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 91.67 four stars
California Film Institute (CA) 87.67 three stars
The Ark (MI) 88.06 three stars
Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) 89.89 three stars
Community Arts Music Association (CA) 89.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $710,297
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,185,141
Total Contributions $1,895,438
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,895,438
   Other Revenue $7,846
TOTAL REVENUE $1,903,284
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,740,980
   Administrative Expenses $164,387
   Fundraising Expenses $60,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,965,980
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-62,696
   
Net Assets $1,023,720

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
Folk & Traditional Arts Program $688,811 39.6%
National Park Service Work $648,941 37.3%
Services To NEA $356,074 20.5%

Ratings History
National Council for the Traditional Arts has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.67 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 90.75 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.01 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.38 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 80.13 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 78.49 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 78.42 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 80.36 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 75.14 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.84 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.93 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 88.16 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.03 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 76.87 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 84.34 three stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 90.85 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 93.21 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 70.44 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 52-0847374
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE TRADITIONAL ARTS
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
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
(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 October, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,105 4.48% Lora Bottinelli Executive Director

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National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 91.67 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

National Council for the Traditional Arts
8757 Georgia Ave
Suite 450
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: (301) 565-0654
fax: (301) 565-0472
EIN: 52-0847374

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Board Leadership

George Holt
Chairman

CEO

Lora Bottinelli
Executive Director

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