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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

84.44

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

Board Leadership
Isa Pressman
Chair

CEO
Akilah Halley
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.44
  Financial 78.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

78.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.12
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
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) 84.44
Chicago Children's Choir (IL) 85.09
Arts for Learning (FL) 88.61
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.23
Academy of Vocal Arts (PA) 86.86

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,012,255
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $599,639
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $106,620
Total Contributions $1,718,514
   Program Service Revenue $45,288
Total Primary Revenue $1,763,802
   Other Revenue $205,167
TOTAL REVENUE $1,968,969
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,904,175
   Administrative Expenses $181,388
   Fundraising Expenses $359,425
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,444,988
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-476,019
   
Net Assets $15,857,662

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 $1,251,170 65.7%
College Planning Programs $473,313 24.9%
Teaching and Learning $179,692 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 84.44
2018-12 12/01/2019 87.32
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.93
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.10
2015-12 09/01/2017 81.37
2015-12 02/01/2017 80.73
2014-12 12/21/2016 81.71
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.33
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.84
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.11
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.46
2011-12 04/01/2013 84.87
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.64
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.75
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 80.62
2008-12 07/01/2010 86.03
2007-12 12/17/2008 84.41
2006-12 12/01/2007 77.55
2005-12 12/01/2006 76.16
2004-12 01/01/2006 70.71

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)
(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
$136,314 5.57% Akilah A. Halley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marwen (IL) 84.44
Center for Creative Education (FL) 100.00
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 94.53
The Wooden Floor (CA) 91.78
Raw Art Works (MA) 85.12

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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

Isa Pressman
Chair

CEO

Akilah Halley
Executive Director

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