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COCA

Enriching Lives and Building Community Through the Arts

four stars

91.76

524 Trinity Avenue University City, MO 63130
tel: (314) 725-6555   Web Site
EIN: 43-1395056

Board Leadership
Bill Carson
President

CEO
Kelly Pollock
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.76 four stars
  Financial 90.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

COCA - Center of Creative Arts is a nationally recognized not-for-profit arts organization whose innovative programs encourage people to see, think and express themselves in new ways. As a leader in arts education, and the largest multidisciplinary arts institution in St. Louis, we annually serve more than 50,000 people of all ages and skill levels, from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals-all taught by a faculty of distinguished arts educators. We provide meaningful arts experiences in our own studios, gallery and theatres as well as in schools, community centers and business settings in order to build a vibrant community that is creative, connected and inclusive. To ensure diversity and accessibility in all of our programs we are committed to eliminating economic and social barriers to participation in the arts. Since 1986, COCA has helped the people of St. Louis-from schoolchildren to business executives-discover their creative potential.

COCA - Center of Creative Arts is a nationally recognized not-for-profit arts organization whose innovative programs encourage people to see, think and express themselves in new ways. As a leader in arts education, and the largest multidisciplinary arts institution in St. Louis, we annually serve more than 50,000 people of all ages and skill levels, from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals-all taught by a faculty of distinguished arts educators. We provide meaningful arts experiences in our own studios, gallery and theatres as well as in schools, community centers and business settings in order to build a vibrant community that is creative, connected and inclusive. To ensure diversity and accessibility in all of our programs we are committed to eliminating economic and social barriers to participation in the arts. Since 1986, COCA has helped the people of St. Louis-from schoolchildren to business executives-discover their creative potential.

Financial

four stars

90.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 56.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by COCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by COCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
COCA (MO) 91.76 four stars
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (OH) 85.40 three stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 91.78 four stars
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (OR) 85.01 three stars
YoungArts (FL) 86.53 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,477,720
   Federated Campaigns $63,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $897,700
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $549,497
Total Contributions $5,987,917
   Program Service Revenue $2,403,905
Total Primary Revenue $8,391,822
   Other Revenue $-122,587
TOTAL REVENUE $8,269,235
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,177,950
   Administrative Expenses $1,224,045
   Fundraising Expenses $931,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,333,790
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,064,555
   
Net Assets $24,491,476

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
Education - Classes and Workshops $13,025,200 85.8%
Camps $674,055 4.4%
Arts Education and Integration $552,218 3.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2021 91.76 four stars
2018-08 09/03/2019 85.38 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 83.54 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 84.96 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 84.57 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.97 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 75.99 two stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 81.53 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 43-1395056
Name in IRS Master File CENTER OF CREATIVE ARTS
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$238,270 1.37% Kelly Pollock Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
COCA (MO) 91.76 four stars
Little Kids Rock (NJ) 88.90 three stars
Merit School of Music (IL) 87.30 three stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 91.78 four stars
ETM-LA (CA) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

COCA
524 Trinity Avenue
University City, MO 63130
tel: (314) 725-6555
fax: (314) 725-6222
EIN: 43-1395056

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Board Leadership

Bill Carson
President

CEO

Kelly Pollock
Executive Director

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