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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Marwen

Educating and inspiring young people from under-resourced communities and schools through the visual arts

three stars

86.93

833 North Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (312) 944-2418   Web Site
EIN: 36-3523622

Board Leadership
Marcy Carlin
Chair

CEO
Akilah Halley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.93 three stars
  Financial 81.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1987, Marwen educates and inspires young people from under-resourced communities and schools through the visual arts. Marwen offers four program arms: Studio; College & Career, Alumni, and Teaching & Learning. The studio program is at the core of Marwen's mission. Each year, we offer nearly 100 courses in 8 state-of-the-art studios. We challenge students to excel through comprehensive, in-depth instruction in a wide range of media including painting and drawing, ceramics and sculpture, printmaking, technology, and more. Our Teaching & Learning Program advances Marwen's existing work with Chicago's teachers and schools; pursues new initiatives in training Marwen staff and faculty; and directs the investigation, articulation, and dissemination of Marwen's practices.

Established in 1987, Marwen educates and inspires young people from under-resourced communities and schools through the visual arts. Marwen offers four program arms: Studio; College & Career, Alumni, and Teaching & Learning. The studio program is at the core of Marwen's mission. Each year, we offer nearly 100 courses in 8 state-of-the-art studios. We challenge students to excel through comprehensive, in-depth instruction in a wide range of media including painting and drawing, ceramics and sculpture, printmaking, technology, and more. Our Teaching & Learning Program advances Marwen's existing work with Chicago's teachers and schools; pursues new initiatives in training Marwen staff and faculty; and directs the investigation, articulation, and dissemination of Marwen's practices.

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Financial

three stars

81.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.05
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marwen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marwen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marwen (IL) 86.93 three stars
Third Street Music School Settlement (NY) 93.48 four stars
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (OH) 85.40 three stars
Merit School of Music (IL) 89.74 three stars
Studio in a School (NY) 88.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,597,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $869,975
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $157,240
Total Contributions $2,624,557
   Program Service Revenue $28,477
Total Primary Revenue $2,653,034
   Other Revenue $578,552
TOTAL REVENUE $3,231,586
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,120,147
   Administrative Expenses $138,413
   Fundraising Expenses $410,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,669,179
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $562,407
   
Net Assets $16,411,827

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
Studio Programs $1,409,414 66.5%
College Planning Programs $465,297 21.9%
Marwen Institute $245,436 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.93 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.10 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 81.37 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 80.73 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 81.71 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.84 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.11 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.46 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 84.87 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.64 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 80.62 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 86.03 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 84.41 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 77.55 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 76.16 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 70.71 two stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 81.63 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 36-3523622
Name in IRS Master File MARWEN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A25
NTEE Classification Arts Education
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (91) Art exhibit
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 July, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,140 7.19% Antonia Contra President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marwen (IL) 86.93 three stars
COCA (MO) 85.38 three stars
Joy of Music Program (MA) 88.92 three stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 88.48 three stars
Exploring the Arts (NY) 86.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Marwen
833 North Orleans Street
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (312) 944-2418
EIN: 36-3523622

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Board Leadership

Marcy Carlin
Chair

CEO

Akilah Halley
Executive Director

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