Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Americans for the Arts

All the Arts for All the People

three stars

89.06

1000 Vermont Avenue, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 371-2830   Web Site
EIN: 52-1996467

Board Leadership
Julie C. Muraco
Chair

CEO
Robert L. Lynch
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.06 three stars
  Financial 89.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Americans for the Arts is the result of the merger of four (4) agencies: the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (NALAA); the American Council for the Arts (ACA); the Arts & Business Council (ABC); and the Business Council for the Arts (BCA). With this combined history, Americans for the Arts has served as the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America for over 50 years. From offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it now serves and leads more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Americans for the Arts is the result of the merger of four (4) agencies: the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (NALAA); the American Council for the Arts (ACA); the Arts & Business Council (ABC); and the Business Council for the Arts (BCA). With this combined history, Americans for the Arts has served as the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America for over 50 years. From offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it now serves and leads more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

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Financial

three stars

89.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.31
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans for the Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,464,153
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,287,863
Total Contributions $5,752,016
   Program Service Revenue $3,057,607
Total Primary Revenue $8,809,623
   Other Revenue $2,148,092
TOTAL REVENUE $10,957,715
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,791,952
   Administrative Expenses $3,055,690
   Fundraising Expenses $930,675
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,778,317
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,820,602
   
Net Assets $110,346,551

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$736,594 4.14% Robert L. Lynch President, CEO

Mission

Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Americans for the Arts is the result of the merger of four (4) agencies: the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (NALAA); the American Council for the Arts (ACA); the Arts & Business Council (ABC); and the Business Council for the Arts (BCA). With this combined history, Americans for the Arts has served as the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America for over 50 years. From offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it now serves and leads more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans for the Arts (DC) 89.06 three stars
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 89.59 three stars
Arts & Science Council (NC) 90.49 four stars
Nebraska Humanities Council (NE) 87.24 three stars
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 371-2830
fax: (202) 371-0424
EIN: 52-1996467

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Board Leadership

Julie C. Muraco
Chair

CEO

Robert L. Lynch
President & CEO