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Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Non-profit contemporary art center located on Cathedral Square in the heart of Mobile's historic downtown district.

zero star

26.37

301 Conti Street Mobile, AL 36602
tel: (251) 208-5671   Web Site
EIN: 63-1236563

Board Leadership
Michael C. Dow
Board Chair

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 26.37 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Alabama Contemporary Art Center reinvents what a contemporary arts organization can be for our time by applying creativity and innovation to the pressing needs of the day. As a pivotal force in contemporary art for the Southeast, we marshal global talent to engage all sectors of the Mobile community in ideas, issues, and interests that matter.

We function as a public forum, convener, and cultural broker by forming strategic alliances with like-minded cultural, social, educational, and civic institutions. Our exhibitions and programs investigate themes and topics of particular relevance to the Gulf Coast while creating a national model for constructive community-building through the arts.

Alabama Contemporary Art Center reinvents what a contemporary arts organization can be for our time by applying creativity and innovation to the pressing needs of the day. As a pivotal force in contemporary art for the Southeast, we marshal global talent to engage all sectors of the Mobile community in ideas, issues, and interests that matter.

We function as a public forum, convener, and cultural broker by forming strategic alliances with like-minded cultural, social, educational, and civic institutions. Our exhibitions and programs investigate themes and topics of particular relevance to the Gulf Coast while creating a national model for constructive community-building through the arts.

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Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

71.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
27.4%
  Administrative Expenses 69.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth -37.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alabama Contemporary Art Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alabama Contemporary Art Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alabama Contemporary Art Center (AL) 26.37 zero star
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 90.84 four stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 86.32 three stars
Kansas City Starlight Theatre (MO) 95.36 four stars
Omaha Performing Arts (NE) 87.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $338,365
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $129,400
Total Contributions $467,765
   Program Service Revenue $7,832
Total Primary Revenue $475,597
   Other Revenue $47,784
TOTAL REVENUE $523,381
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $441,086
   Administrative Expenses $437,157
   Fundraising Expenses $29,901
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $908,144
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-384,763
   
Net Assets $5,084,143

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
Centre for the Visual Arts $410,375 93.0%
Centre for the Living Arts $30,711 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 26.37 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 69.20 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 61.93 one star
2013-12 09/01/2015 26.93 zero star
2012-12 11/01/2013 87.05 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 87.25 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.32 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.87 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 85.75 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 86.00 three stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 91.45 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 95.50 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 79.53 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 73.75 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 88.41 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 63-1236563
Name in IRS Master File CENTRE FOR THE LIVING ARTS
NTEE Code A60
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,000 15.41% Robert L. Sain Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alabama Contemporary Art Center (AL) 26.37 zero star
Artis—Naples (FL) 94.39 four stars
Strathmore (MD) 89.87 three stars
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 94.89 four stars
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (LA) 87.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alabama Contemporary Art Center
301 Conti Street
Mobile, AL 36602
tel: (251) 208-5671
EIN: 63-1236563

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 198
Mobile, AL 36601

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Board Leadership

Michael C. Dow
Board Chair

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