EIN 36-2167725

Art Institute of Chicago (AIC)

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The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection.
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The school of The Art Institute of Chicago (saic) is an accredited college of Art and design offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate degree programs for studio artists, Art educators, Art therapists, designers, writers, and Art historians. Saic's fine arts graduate program is ranked number two in The nation by u.s. news and world report, and The school offers world-class resources including The Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. In fiscal year 2020, average academic year full-time-equivalent enrollment of degree-seeking students was 3,132 with international students from 79 countries.
The Art Institute of Chicago shares its singular collections with our city and the world. We collect, care for, and interpret works of art across time, cultures, geographies, and identities, centering the vision of artists and makers. We recognize that all art is made in a particular context, demanding continual, dynamic reconsideration in the present. We are a place of gathering; we foster the exchange of ideas and inspire an expansive, inclusive understanding of human creativity. The museum achieves this through building and stewarding its renowned permanent collection, producing educational programming around the collection with performances, gallery tours, lectures, readings, and other special events, and presenting world class exhibitions highlighting both its collection and objects loaned from other institutions. In FY20, because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, some of this work moved online, but our presentation and interpretation of the collection continued unabated. Before the closure, exhibitions featured within FY20 included Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again, El Greco: Ambition and Defiance, The People Shall Govern! Medu Art Ensemble and the Anti-Apartheid Poster, and In a Cloud, In a Wall, In a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury. Attendance for FY20 exceeded 1.09 million visits.

Who funds Art Institute of Chicago (AIC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$5,103,300
Robert Allerton Trust Under Will Dated April 15 1964General$1,451,160
Jaharis Family FoundationTo Aid Donee Organization in Carrying Out Its Exempt Mission$1,000,000
...and 264 more grants received totalling $17,962,115
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$31,332,557
Small Business AdministrationSHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANT PROGRAM$10,000,000
Department of EducationEDUCATION STABILIZATION FUND$2,897,893
...and 10 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at AIC

Michael NicolaiChief Human Resources Officer$245,323
Andrew SimnickSenior Vice President for Finance , Strategy , and Operations$341,713
Evelyn JeffersVice President for Museum Development$601,106
Russell CollettVice President of Operations$211,554
Alexandra HoltExecutive Vice President , Finance and Administration$424,917
...and 17 more key personnel

Financials for AIC

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$93,682,754
Program services$214,772,101
Investment income and dividends$10,595,207
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$75,626
Net rental income$1,679,172
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$25,936,842
Net income from fundraising events$-185,870
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,705,916
Miscellaneous revenues$1,510,340
Total revenues$351,772,088

Form 990s for AIC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-062022-07-11990View PDF
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062020-09-04990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-09-12990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 54 new grant, including a grant for $1,451,160 from Robert Allerton Trust Under Will Dated April 15 1964
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 83 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from Alsdorf Foundation
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 32 new grant, including a grant for $845,350 from Ruttenberg Arts Foundation
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Kay Torshen Foundation
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General information
111 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 443-3600
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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