Better Business Bureau Report for
Snow City Arts Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Snow City Arts Foundation
Address: 1653 W. Congress Pkwy. #599J
  Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-6991
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Snow City Arts educates and inspires children and youth in the hospital through the arts

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Evaluation Conclusions


Snow City Arts Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Snow City Arts provides one-on-one instruction in the visual arts, music, theater, filmmaking, and creative writing to patients at Rush Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Snow City Arts Foundation's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Carrie Spitler, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Cathy Skala
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Corporate VP

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 14

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $488,500, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Snow City Arts Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 488,500
program service revenue 161,338
Total Income $649,838


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $649,838
Program expenses $449,882
Fund raising expenses 72,033
Administrative expenses 77,440
Total expenses $599,355
Income in Excess of Expenses 50,483
Beginning net assets 271,237
Ending net assets 321,720
Total liabilities 11,307
Total assets $333,027

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