Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

COCA

Enriching Lives and Building Community Through the Arts

three stars

85.38

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

Board Leadership
Jesse Hunter
President

CEO
Kelly Pollock
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.38 three stars
  Financial 80.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

80.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
67.2%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.02
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,995,290
   Federated Campaigns $69,650
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $800,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $289,805
Total Contributions $14,154,995
   Program Service Revenue $2,616,153
Total Primary Revenue $16,771,148
   Other Revenue $-5,086,281
TOTAL REVENUE $11,684,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,315,335
   Administrative Expenses $936,254
   Fundraising Expenses $1,267,728
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,519,317
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,165,550
   
Net Assets $33,542,050

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,001 3.42% Kelly Pollock Executive Director

Mission

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.

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The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.26 three 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

Jesse Hunter
President

CEO

Kelly Pollock
Executive Director