EIN 23-7129564

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

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The New York Foundation for the Arts' (Nyfa) mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives. Nyfa accomplishes this by offering financial assistance and information to artists and organizations that directly serve artists, by...
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Program areas at NYFA

Fiscal sponsorships: since 1976, Nyfa has provided fiscal sponsorships to individual artists and emerging organizations, making it the oldest program of its kind in the country. It makes it possible for individuals and organizations without not-for-profit status to raise funds for upcomings films, theatrical performances, art installations and other projects.
Nyfa on-line resources: Nyfa's on-line resources includes source and classifieds. Nyfa's source section of its website is visited by one million plus users each year. Source provides an informational data base, which includes opportunities, such as grants, residencies, gallery space, and several other resources for artists and Arts organizations. Nyfa's classifieds is another resource for the artist community to adverstise gallery space, exhibitions, job openings and banner ads. Nyfa classifieds posts several thousand ads per year. Gallery space, exhibitions, job openings and banner ads.
Artist fellowships: in 1984, Nyfa was selected by the New York state council on the Arts to administer the state's artists' fellowships. the program has since expanded to award direct grants of $7,000 each to approximately 90 New York state artists each year. These fellowships are artist centered and allow artists the freedom to use the grant in whatever manner it will have the greatest impact on their creative lives.

Grants made by NYFA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
MoveFiscal Sponsorship$139,595
Sound Mind LiveFiscal Sponsorship$122,143
Cuban Artists FundFiscal Sponsorship$115,757
...and 6 more grants made

Who funds New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Willem De Kooning FoundationUnrestricted Charitable Purposes$550,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$333,500
Jewish Communal FundGeneral Support$315,450
...and 37 more grants received totalling $2,493,103

Personnel at NYFA

Michael L. RoyceExecutive Director$321,738
Sebi VitaleDirector of Finance and Administration$113,493
Melanie MartinDirector of Sales and Communications
Mohammad UsmanDirector of Technology
Katherine DelaneyDirector of Development
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for NYFA

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,206,474
Program services$1,377,376
Investment income and dividends$58,795
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$20,654
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$2,683
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$10,665,982

Form 990s for NYFA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-11990View PDF
2019-062020-10-06990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-05-14990View PDF
2016-062017-08-29990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
September 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $550,000 from Willem De Kooning Foundation
July 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
December 7, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
October 1, 2021
Received grants
Identified 21 new grant, including a grant for $315,450 from Jewish Communal Fund
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsSocial advocacy organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Provides grantsFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donationsFiscal sponsor
General information
20 Jay St Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Kings County, NY
Website URL
(212) 366-6900
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
A12: Arts, Culture and Humanities Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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