EIN 31-1605982

Creative Capital

IRS 501(c) type
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Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services.
Also known as...
Creative Capital Foundation
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Program areas at Creative Capital

In fy22 Creative Capital funded a new cohort of 50 awardee projects. The organization continued to invest in multi-year relationships with artists who were awardees in past years. Creative Capital continues to provide non-monetary support to awardees in the form of consultations and meetings at key moments in the lives of the funded projects by assisting with planning, marketing and distribution. In fy22, the organization also continued to offer skills building webinars to Creative Capital awardees and non-awardee artists in the subjects of fundraising, public relations, marketing, strategic planning and social media. Also in fy 22, Creative Capital hosted two in-person community building events for awardees. These were the first in-person Creative Capital events since the covid pandemic began in march 2020. Creative Capital also administered the 2022 hewlett 50 art commissions for media arts awards as well as piloted a partnership with kickstarter to fund creators of color with the Creative Capital x skoll creators fund.the arts writers grant program made 20 new grants to arts writers. The program also continued to provide a group of their grant applicants with the opportunity to meet with arts writings professionals for advice and consultations on their work.

Grants made by Creative Capital

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Viver Brasil Dance CompanyInitial & Infrastructure Funding$25,000
The Feath3r TheoryProject Support$25,000
The Southern Documentary FundInitial & Infrastructure Funding$25,000
...and 15 more grants made

Who funds Creative Capital

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts($1,500,000) General Operating Support; ($252,461) Support for 9th Year Rent and Expenses$1,752,461
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsArts Writers Initiative$1,190,000
Doris Duke Charitable FoundationTo Renew Support for Two Rounds of the Creative Capital Awards$537,500
...and 18 more grants received totalling $5,219,886

Personnel at Creative Capital

Leslie SingerChief Operating Officer$176,554
Christine KuanPresident and Executive Director$196,710
Ruby LernerDirector and President$217,314
Michael GibbonsDirector of Marketing and Communications$109,047
Emily GerardDirector of Development
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Creative Capital

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,576,689
Program services$310,676
Investment income and dividends$162,938
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$45,931
Net income from fundraising events$-9,012
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$26,049
Total revenues$5,113,271

Form 990s for Creative Capital

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-04-03990View PDF
2021-062022-02-15990View PDF
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-08-10990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 22, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 16, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
May 10, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,050 from The Seymour and Carol Levin Foundation
January 23, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesHuman services
Fundraising eventsOperates internationallyReceives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
15 Maiden LN 18th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 598-9900
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A90: Arts Service Organizations and Activities
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
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