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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts (Grantmaking)

Public Art Fund

Dedicated to presenting the work of contemporary artists in New York's public spaces

three stars

85.82

One East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 223-7800   Web Site
EIN: 13-2898805

Board Leadership
Jill Kraus Jill Kraus, Chairman
Chairman

CEO
Susan K. Freedman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.82 three stars
  Financial 83.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Public Art Fund (PAF) is New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since its founding in 1977, PAF has been committed to working with emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art for neighborhoods throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time. Since its founding PAF has presented more than five hundred artists' projects throughout New York, making it possible for artists to engage diverse audiences and, along the way, redefine what public art is in relation to the changing nature of contemporary art.

The Public Art Fund (PAF) is New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since its founding in 1977, PAF has been committed to working with emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art for neighborhoods throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time. Since its founding PAF has presented more than five hundred artists' projects throughout New York, making it possible for artists to engage diverse audiences and, along the way, redefine what public art is in relation to the changing nature of contemporary art.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of works commissioned
9
Average dollar price of tickets for guided tours
0
Average price for admission to exhibits (in dollars)
0
Number of works exhibited temporarily
9
Average dollar price of tickets to screenings
10
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Art Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Art Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Art Fund (NY) 85.82 three stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 88.89 three stars
United Arts of Central Florida (FL) 89.26 three stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.01 four stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,727,828
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $922,718
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,000
Total Contributions $3,707,546
   Program Service Revenue $998,112
Total Primary Revenue $4,705,658
   Other Revenue $1,166,573
TOTAL REVENUE $5,872,231
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,799,813
   Administrative Expenses $527,134
   Fundraising Expenses $1,023,607
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,350,554
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-478,323
   
Net Assets $5,865,003

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
Exhibition Programs $4,791,544 99.8%
Education and Outreach Programs $8,269 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 85.82 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 77.76 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 82.01 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.27 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.11 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 89.77 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 86.40 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 69.96 one star
2010-06 11/01/2011 71.10 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 96.89 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 94.56 four stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 85.57 three stars
2006-06 12/01/2007 76.14 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 93.68 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 93.73 four stars
2003-06 03/01/2005 81.31 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 13-2898805
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC ART FUND INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(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 July, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$245,344 3.86% Susan K. Freedman President
Other Salaries of Note
$275,918 4.34% Nicholas Baume Director & Chief Curator

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Art Fund (NY) 85.82 three stars
Americans for the Arts (DC) 89.06 three stars
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 91.45 four stars
National Arts Strategies (VA) 92.19 four stars
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 88.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Art Fund
One East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 223-7800
fax: (212) 223-7801
EIN: 13-2898805

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Board Leadership

Jill Kraus Jill Kraus, Chairman
Chairman

CEO

Susan K. Freedman
President

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