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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Drawing Center

Focusing on the exhibition of drawings

two stars

74.84

35 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 219-2166   Web Site
EIN: 13-2887872

Board Leadership
Andrea Crane and Amy Gold
Co-Chairs

CEO
Laura Hoptman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.84 two stars
  Financial 67.75 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Drawing Center has been a unique and dynamic part of New York City's cultural life since 1977. The only not-for-profit institution in the country to focus on the exhibition of drawings, it was established to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history, to juxtapose work by master figures with work by emerging and under-recognized artists, and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture. The Drawing Center has become the country's preeminent venue for important contemporary and historical drawing exhibitions, attracting more than 55,000 visitors annually from around the world. The Drawing Center has presented more than 230 exhibitions, published over 70 catalogs, and toured its exhibitions to prestigious museums around the world.

The Drawing Center has been a unique and dynamic part of New York City's cultural life since 1977. The only not-for-profit institution in the country to focus on the exhibition of drawings, it was established to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history, to juxtapose work by master figures with work by emerging and under-recognized artists, and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture. The Drawing Center has become the country's preeminent venue for important contemporary and historical drawing exhibitions, attracting more than 55,000 visitors annually from around the world. The Drawing Center has presented more than 230 exhibitions, published over 70 catalogs, and toured its exhibitions to prestigious museums around the world.

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Financial

one star

67.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
59.1%
  Administrative Expenses 25.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.57
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Drawing Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Drawing Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Drawing Center (NY) 74.84 two stars
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY) 90.62 four stars
Tacoma Art Museum (WA) 86.03 three stars
Salvador Dalí Museum (FL) 86.20 three stars
The Parrish Art Museum (NY) 86.23 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $999,771
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $995,717
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $51,250
Total Contributions $2,046,738
   Program Service Revenue $89,463
Total Primary Revenue $2,136,201
   Other Revenue $38,010
TOTAL REVENUE $2,174,211
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,268,846
   Administrative Expenses $653,220
   Fundraising Expenses $365,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,287,976
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-113,765
   
Net Assets $8,507,857

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
Exhibition Curation and Programming $1,268,846 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 74.84 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 81.16 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 84.13 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.77 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.48 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.78 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 78.87 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 78.56 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 77.67 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 68.85 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 54.27 zero star
2008-06 10/01/2009 60.75 one star
2007-06 09/01/2008 70.47 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 70.27 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 65.66 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 64.42 one star
2003-06 02/01/2004 76.03 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 13-2887872
Name in IRS Master File DRAWING CENTER INC
NTEE Code A40
NTEE Classification Visual Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
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, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,301 7.39% Brett Littman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Drawing Center (NY) 74.84 two stars
American Folk Art Museum (NY) 85.39 three stars
Boca Raton Museum of Art (FL) 85.90 three stars
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 89.37 three stars
Salvador Dalí Museum (FL) 86.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 219-2166
fax: (888) 380-3362
EIN: 13-2887872

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Board Leadership

Andrea Crane and Amy Gold
Co-Chairs

CEO

Laura Hoptman
Executive Director

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