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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

92.02

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 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 92.02 four stars
Apollo Theater Foundation (NY) 89.67 three stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 89.85 three stars
Performing Arts Fort Worth/Bass Performance Hall (TX) 95.05 four stars
Two River Theater Company (NJ) 90.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,107,897
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $842,697
Total Contributions $1,950,594
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,950,594
   Other Revenue $3,500
TOTAL REVENUE $1,954,094
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,594,838
   Administrative Expenses $53,203
   Fundraising Expenses $4,464
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,652,505
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $301,589
   
Net Assets $1,000,736

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
National Park Service Work $649,300 40.7%
Folk & Traditional Arts Program $578,919 36.3%
Services To NEA $324,828 20.4%

Ratings History
National Council for the Traditional Arts has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,761 5.61% Julia Olin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 92.02 four stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars
On the Boards (WA) 88.37 three stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 85.14 three stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 88.61 three 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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