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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

ArtsMemphis

Powering Authentic Assets

two stars

79.57

575 S Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117
tel: (901) 578-2760   Web Site
EIN: 62-0693547

Board Leadership
Pat Danehy
Board Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Rouse
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.57 two stars
  Financial 71.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1963, ArtsMemphis works to sustain Memphis' world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts.

We award over 150 grants per year to more than 80 local arts groups and artists, totaling nearly $3 million in annual funding. All of this is possible because of the support we receive from more than 1,300 generous donors.

We envision a Memphis in which every individual feels pride in our city's authentic cultural assets and experiences the impact of the arts in their lives. In pursuit of that vision, we're guided by a commitment to Access, Equity and Inclusion, Creativity and Innovation, and Transparency.

Our Goals:
Amplify awareness and drive arts support
Invest in, and forge connections for, artists and organizations
Model organizational effectiveness

Founded in 1963, ArtsMemphis works to sustain Memphis' world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts.

We award over 150 grants per year to more than 80 local arts groups and artists, totaling nearly $3 million in annual funding. All of this is possible because of the support we receive from more than 1,300 generous donors.

We envision a Memphis in which every individual feels pride in our city's authentic cultural assets and experiences the impact of the arts in their lives. In pursuit of that vision, we're guided by a commitment to Access, Equity and Inclusion, Creativity and Innovation, and Transparency.

Our Goals:
Amplify awareness and drive arts support
Invest in, and forge connections for, artists and organizations
Model organizational effectiveness

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Financial

two stars

71.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.82
  Program Expenses Growth -9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ArtsMemphis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ArtsMemphis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ArtsMemphis (TN) 79.57 two stars
Music Center Foundation (CA) 90.21 four stars
Arts & Science Council (NC) 90.49 four stars
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 88.36 three stars
ArtsWave (OH) 88.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,218,959
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $87,672
Total Contributions $1,306,631
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,306,631
   Other Revenue $402,878
TOTAL REVENUE $1,709,509
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,629,020
   Administrative Expenses $359,326
   Fundraising Expenses $364,202
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,352,548
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-643,039
   
Net Assets $14,265,569

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
Grants for Arts Education and Outreach $1,189,060 73.0%
Enhancement Grants $171,250 10.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 79.57 two stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 84.63 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 72.57 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 71.64 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.03 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 60.33 one star
2013-06 02/01/2015 69.66 one star
2012-06 07/01/2013 85.63 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 74.08 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 79.06 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 69.78 one star
2008-06 04/01/2009 78.05 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 78.08 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 89.87 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 83.01 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 82.83 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 82.90 three stars
2002-06 04/01/2004 96.00 four 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 62-0693547
Name in IRS Master File ARTS MEMPHIS
NTEE Code A26
NTEE Classification Arts Council/Agency
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(279) Other services or benefits to members or employees
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 September, 1967
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$145,000 6.16% Elizabeth Rouse President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ArtsMemphis (TN) 79.57 two stars
Fund for the Arts (KY) 88.58 three stars
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 89.59 three stars
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 91.45 four stars
Music Center Foundation (CA) 90.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ArtsMemphis
575 S Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38117
tel: (901) 578-2760
fax: (901) 578-2784
EIN: 62-0693547

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Board Leadership

Pat Danehy
Board Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Rouse
President & CEO

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