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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

COMPAS

To enable people to experience and create the arts by connecting communities, cultures and artists.

three stars

85.44

475 Cleveland Avenue North Suite 222
Saint Paul, MN 55104
tel: (651) 292-3249   Web Site
EIN: 41-1228092

Board Leadership
Susan Rotilie
President

CEO
Dawne Brown White
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.44 three stars
  Financial 80.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formed in 1974, COMPAS is Minnesota's most widely-used resource for artist residencies and community-building through the arts, engaging approximately 320,000 people in the arts in approximately 100 Minnesota towns each year. COMPAS began as Poets in the Schools in 1968, was incorporated as COMPAS in 1974, and merged with United Arts in 1998. With a mix of direct-service participatory programs and re-granting programs, COMPAS is similar to many of the local arts councils around the country. COMPAS reaches people of all ages; rural towns and city neighborhoods; students across the state; and artists. COMPAS offers the ArtsWork youth employment program, arts education, and grants to arts organizations, programs and events.

Formed in 1974, COMPAS is Minnesota's most widely-used resource for artist residencies and community-building through the arts, engaging approximately 320,000 people in the arts in approximately 100 Minnesota towns each year. COMPAS began as Poets in the Schools in 1968, was incorporated as COMPAS in 1974, and merged with United Arts in 1998. With a mix of direct-service participatory programs and re-granting programs, COMPAS is similar to many of the local arts councils around the country. COMPAS reaches people of all ages; rural towns and city neighborhoods; students across the state; and artists. COMPAS offers the ArtsWork youth employment program, arts education, and grants to arts organizations, programs and events.

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Financial

three stars

80.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by COMPAS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by COMPAS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
COMPAS (MN) 85.44 three stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 88.89 three stars
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 89.59 three stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.01 four stars
National Arts Strategies (VA) 87.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $403,343
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $207,753
Total Contributions $641,596
   Program Service Revenue $654,659
Total Primary Revenue $1,296,255
   Other Revenue $11,400
TOTAL REVENUE $1,307,655
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,033,433
   Administrative Expenses $135,947
   Fundraising Expenses $133,127
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,302,507
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,148
   
Net Assets $166,291

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
Creative Classroom $429,723 41.6%
Creative Community and Youth $336,534 32.6%
Artful Aging and Arts In Healthcare $195,867 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.44 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 85.95 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.85 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.21 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.97 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 73.01 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 74.56 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 74.37 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 76.71 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.92 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 78.56 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 74.20 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 80.17 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 80.64 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 75.51 two stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 82.16 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 41-1228092
Name in IRS Master File COMPAS INC
NTEE Code A25
NTEE Classification Arts Education
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (92) Literary 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, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,687 7.42% Dawne Brown White Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
COMPAS (MN) 85.44 three stars
Americans for the Arts (DC) 91.45 four stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.32 three stars
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 95.80 four stars
Music Center Foundation (CA) 90.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

COMPAS
475 Cleveland Avenue North
Suite 222
Saint Paul, MN 55104
tel: (651) 292-3249
fax: (651) 292-3258
EIN: 41-1228092

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Board Leadership

Susan Rotilie
President

CEO

Dawne Brown White
Executive Director

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