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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Artists For Humanity

Creative Jobs for Creative Teens

three stars

85.16

100 West Second Street Boston, MA 02127
tel: (617) 268-7620   Web Site
EIN: 04-3138434

Board Leadership
Natalie Lemle
Chair

CEO
Susan Rodgerson
Executive/Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.16 three stars
  Financial 79.41 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Artists For Humanity's (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH tackles the myriad of problems youth face today with tremendous impact. We celebrate the talents and wonderful energy of young people by giving them hands-on experiences in creativity, business, teamwork, and self-governance. Participants learn the techniques and tools of professional artists and the business world while engaging in education, employment, artistic exploration, and entrepreneurial experience. This produces life-transforming change for youth and for their communities.

Artists For Humanity's (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH tackles the myriad of problems youth face today with tremendous impact. We celebrate the talents and wonderful energy of young people by giving them hands-on experiences in creativity, business, teamwork, and self-governance. Participants learn the techniques and tools of professional artists and the business world while engaging in education, employment, artistic exploration, and entrepreneurial experience. This produces life-transforming change for youth and for their communities.

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Financial

two stars

79.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.86
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 68.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Artists For Humanity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Artists For Humanity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Artists For Humanity (MA) 85.16 three stars
ETM-LA (CA) 93.98 four stars
Kaufman Music Center (NY) 85.75 three stars
COCA (MO) 85.38 three stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,123,922
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,574
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $380,827
Total Contributions $3,535,323
   Program Service Revenue $1,055,125
Total Primary Revenue $4,590,448
   Other Revenue $80,048
TOTAL REVENUE $4,670,496
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,137,130
   Administrative Expenses $456,847
   Fundraising Expenses $659,919
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,253,896
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $416,600
   
Net Assets $12,040,313

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
Youth Arts Enterprise $3,137,130 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 85.16 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 89.20 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.59 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.46 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 91.23 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 90.79 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 90.27 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 91.51 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 90.62 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.99 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 85.26 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 92.76 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 87.08 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 84.67 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 78.04 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.58 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 80.53 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 04-3138434
Name in IRS Master File ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY INC
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 (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 August, 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
$157,287 3.69% Susan Rodgerson Executive Director, Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Artists For Humanity (MA) 85.16 three stars
Raw Art Works (MA) 85.12 three stars
ETM-LA (CA) 93.98 four stars
Merola Opera Program (CA) 88.03 three stars
Joy of Music Program (MA) 88.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Artists For Humanity
100 West Second Street
Boston, MA 02127
tel: (617) 268-7620
fax: (617) 268-7358
EIN: 04-3138434

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Board Leadership

Natalie Lemle
Chair

CEO

Susan Rodgerson
Executive/Artistic Director

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