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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Free Arts NYC

Art heals. Mentoring works.

two stars

76.55

1431 Broadway 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 974-9092   Web Site
EIN: 13-3958495

Board Leadership
Leslie Slover
Chair

CEO
Liz Hopfan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.55 two stars
  Financial 66.85 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997, Free Arts NYC provides underserved children with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential. Free Arts NYC programs inspire children to re-imagine their worlds and transform their lives through the creative arts. With the help of dedicated and caring volunteer mentors, Free Arts NYC delivers creative arts programs directly to low income, homeless, abused and neglected children. Our programs and the relationships they foster help children and families experience new levels of hope and creativity. Free Arts NYC volunteers have now served over 32,000 children and families.

Founded in 1997, Free Arts NYC provides underserved children with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential. Free Arts NYC programs inspire children to re-imagine their worlds and transform their lives through the creative arts. With the help of dedicated and caring volunteer mentors, Free Arts NYC delivers creative arts programs directly to low income, homeless, abused and neglected children. Our programs and the relationships they foster help children and families experience new levels of hope and creativity. Free Arts NYC volunteers have now served over 32,000 children and families.

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Financial

one star

66.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth -4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free Arts NYC on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free Arts NYC on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free Arts NYC (NY) 76.55 two stars
Cradles to Crayons (MA) 94.66 four stars
Roca (MA) 92.13 four stars
The Children's Place (MO) 88.25 three stars
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 89.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,272,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $639,802
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,912,791
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,912,791
   Other Revenue $96,133
TOTAL REVENUE $2,008,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,422,062
   Administrative Expenses $147,974
   Fundraising Expenses $303,447
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,873,483
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $135,441
   
Net Assets $468,726

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
Free Arts Days and Summer Camp $737,086 51.8%
Teen Arts Program $684,976 48.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 76.55 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 74.91 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 74.77 two stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 78.82 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 78.82 two stars
2014-12 04/01/2017 81.60 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.08 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.58 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 88.69 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 83.64 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 87.03 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 85.31 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.63 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 87.50 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 77.94 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 69.39 one star
2004-12 12/01/2005 85.39 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 85.14 three 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 13-3958495
Name in IRS Master File FREE ARTS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN OF NEW YORK CITY INC
NTEE Code I72
NTEE Classification Child Abuse, Prevention of
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(327) Prevention of cruelty to children
(429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 October, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,054 8.11% Lizbeth Hopfan Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Free Arts NYC
1431 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 974-9092
fax: (917) 289-3975
EIN: 13-3958495

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Board Leadership

Leslie Slover
Chair

CEO

Liz Hopfan
Executive Director

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