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Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA)

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FCA is a organization supporting multiple arts, culture, or humanities nonprofit based in New York, NY that was founded in 1963. As of 2019 they had $3.3 million in revenue and $30 million in assets.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts encourages, sponsors, and promotes innovative work in the arts. FCA operates four distinctive programs that provide avenues of support for individual artists and their work.

(212) 807-7077
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Program areas at FCA

Grants to artists:these unrestricted, $40,000 cash awards are intended to provide recipients with the financial means to engage in whatever artistic endeavors they wish to pursue. Recipients are chosen annually through a confidential nomination and selection process. The foundation invites dozens of artists and arts professionals to serve as nominators and to propose anonymously one exceptional individual, collective, or performing group whom they believe deserves and would benefit from a substantial award. Then, a separate selection committee" of artists and arts professionals selects grantees based on the merit and imaginativeness of their work and the impact such recognition and support might have at this point in their careers. In 2018, a total of 18 grants were made to individual artists. Within grants to artists are 5 endowed awards, the roy lichtenstein, robert rauschenberg, dorothea tanning and c.d. Wright awards (all annual), the merce cunningham award (biennial) and one annually supported ...

The ellsworth kelly award:inaugurated in 2016, this award was established with an endowment gift from the ellsworth kelly foundation in honor of the artist, who was generous to fca throughout his lifetime. This new grant is made annually to create a solo exhibition opportunity for a contemporary visual artist at a u.s. art museum or university or college art gallery. The 2018 award was $40,000.

Emergency grants:these grants are awarded on an ongoing basis to emerging artists and collectives throughout the country who are in need of timely, urgent support. The only program of its kind, emergency grants provides quick, grassroots support to artists who have unexpected expenses when projects are close to completion or sudden opportunities to present work to the public. Emergency grants typically range from $500 to $2,500; requests are reviewed monthly by a volunteer panel of established artists. In 2018, 155 grants were made totaling $250,000.

Form 990s for FCA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 3, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 30, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 20, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 11, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for FCA

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,721,927
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$375,851
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$291,235
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,796
Total revenues$3,391,809

Vendors for FCA

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2019-08-29
███ ████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2018-10-17
████████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2014-11-26
████ ███████ ███ ███████ ███Fundraising Consultant for Gala$32,0002013-12-01

Personnel at FCA

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Stacy Tenenbaum StarkExecutive Director$193,442Jan. 3, 2020
Cecily BrownChair$0Dec. 31, 2018
███████ █ ███████Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █████ █████████Associate Director$30,311Dec. 31, 2018
██████ █████████Secretary$945Dec. 31, 2018
██████ █████Chairman and President$0Dec. 31, 2016
█████ █████Secretary$0Dec. 31, 2016
██████ █████████Past Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2015
████ ████Secretary$0Dec. 31, 2015
...and one more key personnel

Peer organizations supporting multiple arts, culture, or humanities nonprofits

1America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF)501(c)(3)$2.1 millionNew York, NY
2Pollock-Krasner Foundation (PKF)501(c)(3)$6.5 millionNew York, NY
3Allied Arts Foundation501(c)(3)$3.7 millionOklahoma City, OK
4Central Minnesota Arts Board501(c)(3)$1.0 millionFoley, MN
5New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)501(c)(3)$7.7 millionBrooklyn, NY
6Columbus Citizens Foundation501(c)(3)$6.3 millionNew York, NY
7Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)501(c)(3)$3.3 millionBaltimore, MD
8Princess Grace Foundation (PGFUSA)501(c)(3)$2.4 millionNew York, NY
9Richard Tucker Music Foundation501(c)(3)$914,940New York, NY
10Mendocino College Foundation501(c)(3)$2.0 millionUkiah, CA
11Jerome Foundation501(c)(3)$4.3 millionSaint Paul, MN
12The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation501(c)(3)$9.1 millionNew York, NY
13Fore Foundaton for Art Science and Educaton501(c)(3)$2.5 millionNew York, NY
14Helen Frankenthaler Foundation501(c)(3)$11 millionNew York, NY
15New England Foundation for the Arts Incorporated501(c)(3)$7.3 millionBoston, MA
16Rockley Family Foundation501(c)(3)$5.9 millionGolden, CO
17Via Art Fund501(c)(3)$1.4 millionBoston, MA
18ArtsWave501(c)(3)$15 millionCincinnati, OH
19Broadcasters Foundation of America501(c)(3)$2.8 millionNew York, NY
20United Arts of Central Florida501(c)(3)$6.6 millionMaitland, FL
21ArtsBuild501(c)(3)$1.1 millionChattanooga, TN
22Harmony Foundation International501(c)(3)$3.3 millionNashville, TN
23RPM Foundation501(c)(3)$898,973Tacoma, WA
24The Mr Holland's Opus Foundation501(c)(3)$2.4 millionStudio City, CA
25Operalia Foundation501(c)(3)$1.9 millionBeverly Hills, CA