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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
ArtsConnection

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
08/2015
Name:
ArtsConnection
Address:
520 Eighth Avenue
Suite 321
New York, NY 10018
Phone:
212-302-7433
Year, State Incorporated:
1979, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Connects artists with children, families and schools in creative partnerships for teaching and learning to make the arts an essential part of education. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
ArtsConnection meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
ArtsConnection provides opportunities for arts education in public schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Through partnerships with arts organizations and individual artists, ArtsConnection makes it possible for children, families and teachers to explore their artistic talents, experience diverse art forms and cultures and discover new and exciting approaches to education. The organization's comprehensive arts-in-education programming includes in-school arts curricula, after-school programs and weekend workshops. In addition, ArtsConnection organizes a variety of performances featuring music, dance, theater, and other visual arts.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Steven Tennen, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$155,000
Chair of the Board:
Lisa Plepler
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
ArtsConnection
Board Size:
18
Paid Staff Size:
32



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 22.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,394,308, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on ArtsConnection's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Contributions

$1,135,666

Program fees

995,589

Benefit Income

928,875

Satisfaction of time and program restrictions

765,267

Donated services and materials

441,805

Ticket sales

44,927

Direct benefit expenses

(112,038)

Total Income

$4,200,091

Program Expenses  

In School

$2,179,310

High 5 Program

814,020
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

2,993,330
534,122
241,350

$3,768,802

$431,289




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative 6% 
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Beginning net assets $1,315,919
Ending net assets 1,658,851
Total liabilities 406,717

Total assets

$2,065,568






 

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