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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Washington Performing Arts Society

Experience the best

78.57

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

Board Leadership
Tom Gallagher
Chair

CEO
Jenny Bilfield
President, CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.57
  Financial 73.67
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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

73.67

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth -12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Performing Arts Society (DC) 78.57
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 89.29
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 91.67
Hawaii Theatre Center (HI) 86.08
The Schubert Club (MN) 86.81

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,312,559
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $849,766
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $591,949
Total Contributions $3,754,274
   Program Service Revenue $1,034,134
Total Primary Revenue $4,788,408
   Other Revenue $-247,937
TOTAL REVENUE $4,540,471
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,567,332
   Administrative Expenses $745,021
   Fundraising Expenses $972,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,284,763
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-744,292
   
Net Assets $9,425,011

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
Production $2,620,047 73.4%
Education $947,285 26.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 07/01/2022 78.57
2019-08 04/01/2021 80.15
2018-08 12/01/2019 81.12
2017-08 02/01/2019 81.71
2016-08 04/01/2018 84.50
2015-08 11/01/2016 83.95
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.14
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 78.91
2013-08 02/01/2015 75.69
2012-08 11/01/2013 76.72
2011-08 10/01/2012 81.87
2010-08 12/01/2011 76.22
2009-08 09/20/2011 79.01
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 71.35
2008-08 11/01/2009 82.75
2007-08 08/01/2008 79.34
2006-08 12/01/2007 77.26
2005-08 11/01/2006 78.84
2004-08 09/01/2005 74.82
2003-08 04/01/2005 70.37

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,124 5.58% Jennifer Bilfield-Friedman President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Washington Performing Arts Society (DC) 78.57
Strathmore (MD) 91.08
Performing Arts Fort Worth/Bass Performance Hall (TX) 94.46
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 91.57
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 87.28

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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

Tom Gallagher
Chair

CEO

Jenny Bilfield
President, CEO

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