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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Washington Performing Arts Society

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three stars

84.50

1400 K Street NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 833-9800   Web Site
EIN: 52-6062439

Board Leadership
Reginald Van Lee
Chair

CEO
Jenny Bilfield
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.50 three stars
  Financial 81.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) is one of the nation's leading nonprofit, multidisciplinary, performing arts presenting organizations. It's three-part mission is "to provide the Washington community with performing arts presentations of the highest quality and of varied content and tradition; support and nurture performing artists and their art forms, and provide lifelong learning opportunities through arts education, youth involvement, and community partnerships."

For more than 40 years Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) has created profound opportunities by connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, WPAS invites all to share lifelong opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding of the world through the universal language of the performing arts.

Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) is one of the nation's leading nonprofit, multidisciplinary, performing arts presenting organizations. It's three-part mission is "to provide the Washington community with performing arts presentations of the highest quality and of varied content and tradition; support and nurture performing artists and their art forms, and provide lifelong learning opportunities through arts education, youth involvement, and community partnerships."

For more than 40 years Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) has created profound opportunities by connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, WPAS invites all to share lifelong opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding of the world through the universal language of the performing arts.

Financial

three stars

81.04

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Performing Arts Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Performing Arts Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Performing Arts Society (DC) 84.50 three stars
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 91.04 four stars
Dallas Contemporary (TX) 87.45 three stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 89.45 three stars
Playhouse Square Foundation (OH) 89.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,436,433
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $950,684
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $582,471
Total Contributions $4,969,588
   Program Service Revenue $2,740,362
Total Primary Revenue $7,709,950
   Other Revenue $462,148
TOTAL REVENUE $8,172,098
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,115,022
   Administrative Expenses $721,635
   Fundraising Expenses $1,090,491
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,927,148
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $244,950
   
Net Assets $9,422,632

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
Concert Presentations $4,801,421 78.5%
Concerts in Schools $1,313,601 21.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 04/01/2018 84.50 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 83.95 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 78.91 two stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 75.69 two stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 76.72 two stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 81.87 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 76.22 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 79.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 71.35 two stars
2008-08 11/01/2009 82.75 three stars
2007-08 08/01/2008 79.34 two stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 77.26 two stars
2005-08 11/01/2006 78.84 two stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 74.82 two stars
2003-08 04/01/2005 70.37 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 52-6062439
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 December, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$306,143 3.86% Jenny Bilfield President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Performing Arts Society (DC) 84.50 three stars
Crooked Tree Arts Center (MI) 86.34 three stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 94.39 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 90.44 four stars
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Washington Performing Arts Society
1400 K Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 833-9800
EIN: 52-6062439

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Board Leadership

Reginald Van Lee
Chair

CEO

Jenny Bilfield
President, CEO

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