United Arts of Central Florida, Inc.
2450 Maitland Center Parkway Suite 201
Maitland FL 32751-4140
Contact Information
Address 2450 Maitland Center Parkway Suite 201
Maitland, FL 32751 4140
Phone (407) 628-0333
Fax (407) 628-9110
Web and Social Media
Donate with a credit card https://unitedarts.cc/support/give-now/
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Mission
Mission
Mission: Enriching Communities by Investing in Art, Science and History.
 
Values: Trust, Professionalism, Excellence, Inclusion, and Leadership
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Flora Maria Garcia
Board Chair Ms. Kate Wilson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wells Fargo
History
IRS Ruling Year 1967
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph
 
 
Projected Revenue $6,080,534.00
Projected Expenses $6,070,158.00
Statements
Mission
Mission: Enriching Communities by Investing in Art, Science and History.
 
Values: Trust, Professionalism, Excellence, Inclusion, and Leadership
Impact

It is often said that social service agencies are the heart of a community. Arts and culture are its soul. One cannot thrive without the other. In 2016, United Arts invested $4.4 million into the arts and cultural community through grants, contracted services and designated giving. We reached over 60 arts and cultural organizations of all sizes throughout the four-county region, as well as individual artists, and our funding supported over 2.5 million arts and cultural experiences.

In 2016, United Arts’ arts education programs provided over 120,000 curriculum-based art, science and history experience to k-12 students. In FY16, United Arts leveraged $30,000 in matching funds to encourage Lake, Osceola and Seminole counties to provide curriculum-based education opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students and experience the ballet, philharmonic, and science and history museums, as well as theater, contemporary dance, puppetry, and culturally specific performances such as African drumming and the Australian didgeridoo. In FY16, United Arts was able to facilitate 13,754 arts education experiences in Osceola and Seminole counties.

United Arts joins forces annually with the arts and cultural community for a collaborative fundraising campaign. In FY17, $2,088,344 was raised for art, science and history including designated gifts of $1,740,432 going to over 40 organizations.

United Arts’ internet presence includes: the United Arts website (unitedarts.cc) to serve donors and grantees with relevant information and ease of access. The OrlandoAtPlay.com events website. The site provides residents and visitors with a fuller experience of Central Florida, showcasing art, science and history along with nature, dining, festivals and public art.

 
Independent Research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or program effectiveness? Yes
Needs

United Arts is always in need of talented volunteers with a passion for and/or industry experience in the arts. Skills we can always use are: finance, human resources, development, marketing, social media, arts industry experience, technology. Don’t see it listed? We may need it and not know it, so give us a call.

Office items – we can always use your extras. Copy paper, pens, markers, paper clips, staples, Keurig products, individually wrapped snacks, bottled water and soft drinks.
Background

United Arts of Central Florida is the one-stop shop for funding of the arts, sciences and history throughout Central Florida. Since its inception in 1989, United Arts has invested more than $141 million in local cultural organizations and cultural education.

HISTORY - In 1988, the City of Orlando commissioned a series of Cultural Needs Assessments to examine the Greater Orlando market, existing arts institutions, facilities, and the arts consumer. These studies led to the formation of United Arts of Central Florida to serve as the fundraising organization for the area’s major cultural groups.

Also vital at that time was the creation of the Arts Services Council (ASC). An affiliate of United Arts, the ASC was a separate corporation and for five years operated independently. It became apparent that a merger of the two would far better serve the needs of local cultural organizations and so the organizations merged in early 1997. The following May, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners formally designated United Arts of Central Florida as the county’s local arts agency.

 

United Arts is governed by a Board of Directors that meets quarterly and an Executive Committee which meets during months that the full Board does not. We also actively seek guidance from standing committees that are comprised of industry experts in their field, such as audit, finance, marketing, grant making and development, to name a few. The work of these volunteer Boards and committees is supported by United Arts staff.

 

In 2017, United Arts proudly celebrates 28 years of service to the Central Florida arts and cultural community. United Arts has strengthened the cultural community through collaborative fundraising, creative partnerships in marketing and public awareness, and innovative capacity building and arts education programs.

NTEE Information
Primary Organization Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Primary Organization SubType Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Secondary Organization Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Organiztion SubType Alliances & Advocacy
Areas Served
Geographic Areas Served
FL - Lake
FL - Orange
FL - Osceola
FL - Seminole

United Arts serves the arts and cultural providers located in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, and through them, the residents and visitors. Last year, our funding supported 2.7 million art, science and history experiences, including 896,920 K-12 experiences. United Arts funding supports arts organizations that provide programming that is inclusive of ALL residents and visitors regardless of age, race, mental or physical ability or economic circumstance.

Programs
Description

In FY17, United Arts provided $4.4 million in funding to art, science and history organizations and individual artists through grants, contract services opportunities and designated donations.

 

Through our three grant programs, United Arts awarded $1.5 million in grants to over 60 arts organizations and individual artists in the four-county region. Funding through these programs made possible 2,726,532 arts and cultural experiences for residents and visitors. 

 

In addition to grants, United Arts raises funds for the regions arts and cultural organizations through our Annual Campaign. Held annually from February 1 through April 30, the Collaborative Campaign brings together major players in the cultural community for a collective fundraising effort. In FY17, the Collaborative Campaign raised over $2.08 million. 

 

 United Arts encourages arts and cultural philanthropy by matching designated gifts made during the Collaborative Campaign to participating art, science and history organizations. United Arts provided $258,000 in matching funds on designated gifts made during the FY16 Collaborative Campaign.


United Arts provided contract service opportunities for the arts and cultural community by negotiating arts education service contracts with local counties, school boards and government entities. In FY17, over $1 million was paid out to art, science and history organizations for services provided through these contracts.

Population Served
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. United Arts touches over 50 arts and cultural organizations annually with budget sizes that range from under $10,000 to millions of dollars annually. Our short term goals are for each organization to move forward to its own personal “next level”. Stability and growth go hand-in-hand. An organization with no foundation can not grow and remain viable, but nor can a stable organization that does not grow. Critical to the long-term success of any organization is stability. We offer grant programs as well as extensive resources to assist organizations trying to reach the next level as they address their financial processing, management and governance structure, and programs.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. United Arts touches over 50 arts and cultural organizations annually with budget sizes that range from under $1,000 to millions of dollars annually. Our short term goals are for each organization to move forward to its own personal “next level”. Stability and growth go hand-in-hand. An organization with no foundation can not grow and remain viable, but nor can a stable organization that does not grow. Critical to the long-term success of any organization is stability. We offer grant programs as well as extensive resources to assist organizations trying to reach the next level as they address their financial processing, management and governance structure, and programs.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. United Arts’ grant applicants go through an extensive application and review process. Grants are reviewed by our Standards & Allocation Panel, a volunteer panel comprised of individuals from varying disciplines and backgrounds. Applicants must report on all aspects of their organization, including finances, management, governance and programs. Applicants are scored based on their current organizational health in these areas and provided with feedback and suggestions as to how they can implement “best practices.” Program success is evident through incremental change in the organizational strength in applicants over time.
Examples of SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

We attribute our stabilizing efforts in the community  to the ability of the arts community to weather the economic challenges that are facing the state and the nation. While the arts are struggling along, as are all spectrums of the nonprofit community, we are solvent, and will stay that way.

Description

United Arts facilitates arts and cultural education programming that reaches students (grades K-12) in public schools within Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

These multi-faceted educational services are provided by the major cultural organizations of the region. Services are funded through local county government contracts (Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole) and through foundation and corporate support.


Through field trips, hands-on activities, and performances, these programs provide educational and creative experiences that enhance learning and enrich young people’s lives. This past year, United Arts funding supported 896,920 student experiences in arts education programs. Over 120,000 of these experiences were curriculum-based through agreements with the four school districts and/or counties. In Orange County, 1/3 of these curriculum-based experiences were in Title I schools and in Seminole County, 20% were.

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Ideally, every school child should experience all of the major art forms as part of their educational experience.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Attendance numbers of our school programs and demographic information of attendees provided by our grantees form the framework of how we determine who has been reached. Also, through our interactions with teachers and administrators at the school systems, we are able to determine the level of importance that the arts plays in the administration.
Examples of SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. Success is that Orange County Public Schools and Osceola County Public Schools both have budgets for arts education field trips for their schools. In FY16, United Arts was able to leverage grant funds from the State of Florida to encourage participation in Lake and Seminole Counties. We were able to provide 3,300 additional experiences and reach students in  two counties that have not been reached before. 
Description

Orlando Arts Magazine-Orlando Arts Magazine presents the best of Central Florida film, performing arts, visual arts, classical music, dance, science and history, enhancing the quality of cultural and educational experiences for our community. This bi-monthly magazine is a unique publishing partnership of United Arts and Visit Orlando, Inc.

 
OrlandoAtPlay.com - OrlandoAtPlay is an online arts and entertainment calendar, formerly called RedChairProject.com. The website includes an  events calendar, virtual box office and ticket discounts, and local directories. The site represents over 680 arts and cultural venues throughout 7 counties. Organizations can post performances and events on the site and sell tickets through the site. 
 

United Arts encourages open dialogue and personal involvement and investment in the arts, science and history through community meetings such as Town Hall Meetings and panel discussions and executive leadership workshops with regional nonprofit leadership and public and private sector leadership.

 

Population Served Adults
General/Unspecified
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Short term success is the development of a strong support base for both the magazine and OrlandoAtPlay.com for residents who connect with the arts through these avenues.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The site touches arts organizations and residents in 7 counties. Subscription to the weekly OrlandoAtPlay newsletter is robust with over 7,300 subscribers in 2017. Ticket sales remain consistent with smaller organizations with no online ticketing options using the site to broaden their patron base.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Growth in subscribers, attendees, viewers, participants, website hits.
Examples of SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Orlando Arts Magazine has a print run of 20,000 and a pass-on readership rate of 75,000. United Arts uses the magazine as a donor premium and we have a devoted subscriber base who contributes $50 or more in order to have the magazine mailed to their home.
OrlandoAtPlay.com - 698 organizations in the Central Florida region (7 counties) post their events on the site. 
Description

As the regional leader on arts and culture, United Arts does ongoing research in Central Florida. United Arts partners regularly with Americans for the Arts on national research projects and the Central Florida Foundation for regional research projects.

 
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) is a nationwide research project conducted by Americans for the Arts, and at 341 communities/regions is the largest study of this kind. The Central Florida Region participated in the study, and represents the seven-county area (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia counties). Study results and customized reports provide individual breakout reporting by county, and the cities of Orlando and Winter Park, and the district of Loch Haven Cultural Park. United Arts coordinated and facilitated data collection in the Central Florida Region from 218 nonprofit organizations and their audiences throughout the calendar year 2016. The results, released nationally on June 17, 2017, tell us that the region's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations-and their audiences-generate $399.9 million annually in direct economic activity, and supports 13,746 jobs (full-time equivalent). AEP5 confirms that "art works".
 
Through another research project, also with Americans for the Arts, the Creative Industries reports are prepared - encompassing not only nonprofit, but the for-profit arts and cultural industry as well. The last report for the Orlando Region (four counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole) show that Orlando is home to 7,042 arts and arts-related businesses that employ 34,711 people. Arts and arts-related businesses comprise 4.1% of total businesses in the region and 2.9% of all employment. We exceed national averaged on both counts, which are 3.9% and 1.9% respectively. 
 
Population Served General/Unspecified
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
United Arts partnered with Americans For the Arts for the first Arts & Economic Prosperity (III) study in 2007. Counties and select cities found this data to be so important that ordered breakout reports again when we updated the study in 2011. In 2013, for the first time a study of the creative industries - the arts and cultural community inclusive of arts-related businesses such as architects, advertising agencies and for-profit film companies - was done as a region-specific companion piece to the AEP4 report. The Creative Industries report shows us the unique regional opportunity we have here due the theme park talents influence on arts and culture.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
United Arts meets regularly with corporate and government leaders to discuss regional data, such as that provided in these reports, and national data and trends. Corporate and government investment in the arts is the leading indicator of success, as is representation on arts boards.
Examples of SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
United Arts receives over $1.9 million dollars annually in public sector funding and $2.8 million in private sector funding.  
Description

External Grants - United Arts is fiduciary for Orange County's office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and its Tourist Development Tax - funded programs - Cultural Tourism Funding and Cultural Facilities Funding. The Cultural Tourism Funding supports projects that promote to attract visitors from outside the area, stimulate the local economies and generate new jobs. The Cultural Facilities Funding supports the acquisition, construction, renovation, or equipping of arts and cultural facilities in Orange County. As fiscal agent, United Arts manages all aspects of the grants process: the grants program guidelines, panel review process and workshops, the distribution of communications, project monitoring and reporting, disbursements of funds, data collection, survey analysis and assists with board presentations.

 In FY17, over $4 million in funding was awarded through these two programs. United Arts manages awards to 25 Cultural Tourism grantees and four Cultural Facilities grantees, concurrent with ongoing prior-year funded projects.

 

Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Kate Wilson
Company Affiliation Wells Fargo
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair
Board
Board Members
NameCompany AffiliationsStatusCertificate*
Mr. Jason Altmire Florida BlueVoting
Ms. Sharon Arroyo Duke EnergyVoting
Mr. Paul L Baker Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery InstituteVoting
Mr David Blanc Advanced Care ScriptsVotingNo
Ms Bonny Block Balfour Beatty ConstructionVotingNo
Ms. Cecelia Bonifay Akerman, Sernterfitt & EdisonVoting
Mr. Howard Britt Premiere Show GroupVotingNo
The Honorable Lee Constantine Seminole County Board of County CommissionersVoting
Ms Andrea DeLoach DeLoach ConsultingtVotingNo
Ms. Judith Duda Community Leader – Seminole CountyVotingNo
Ms. Debbie Fahmie Osceola District SchoolsNonVoting
Ms. Flora Maria Garcia United Arts of Central FloridaExofficio
Ms. Stephanie Ghertner Darden Foundation & Community AffairsVoting
Ms. Suzanne Gilbert Holland & KnightVoting
Mr. Ron Ginsburg Ginsburg Family FoundationVoting
Ms. Linda Landman Gonzalez Orlando MagicVotingNo
Ms. Marcia Hope Goodwin City of OrlandoNonVoting
Ms. Jean Grono-Nowry Massey ServicesVoting
Ms. Roseann Harrington OUCVotingNo
Mr. Edward Hensley AssistRx, Inc.Voting
Ms. Danielle Hollander Visit Orlando, Inc.Voting
Ms. Bonnie Hubbard Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation
Mr. Frank Ioppolo Ioppolo Law Group, PLLCVoting
Ms. Barbara Jenkins Orange County Public SchoolsVotingNo
Mr. Tony Jenkins Florida BlueVotingNo
Dr. Stacey Johnson East Campus ValenciaVoting
Mr Mark Jones Orlando HealthVotingNo
Mr. Paul Lartonoix UCF College of Arts and HumanitiesVoting
Mr. Wilson Lopez McGladery, LLPVoting
Mr. S. Brendan Lynch Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PAVoting
Mr. James MacPhee Walt Disney World ParksVotingNo
Ms. Leslie McClelland Compass ResearchVoting
Ms Ann McGee Seminole State CollegeVotingNo
Mr. Larry Meador Evok AdvertisingVoting
Ms. Christine Moore Orange County Public SchoolsVoting
Ms. Diane O'Dell Universal OrlandoVoting
Mr. Daniel O'Keefe Moore, Stephens, Lovelace PAVoting
Mr. Terry Olson Orange County Arts & Cultural AffairsExofficio
Ms. Penelope Perez-Kelley Perez-Kelly Law Firm LLCVoting
Ms. Jennifer Quigley WBQ Design & EngineeringVoting
Dr. Richard Sandler Nemours Children’s HospitalVotingNo
Ms. Karen Sheehan Tupperware BrandsVoting
Mr. Joseph S. Terry JP Morgan ChaseVoting
The Hon. Jennifer Thompson Orange County GovernmentVotingNo
Mr Aloysio Vasconcellos Westchester InternationalVotingNo
Ms. Kate Wilson Wells Fargo Government and Comm RelationsVoting
Mr. Rizwan Zaman MD Back OfficeVoting
*This individual has been awarded a Certificate in Orientation to Board Service by the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College ebi.rollins.edu,
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 36
Hispanic/Latino 5
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Other (if specified) 0
Policies
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 91%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 22%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Standing Committees
Committee Name
Audit
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Executive
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Marketing
Distributions / Grant Making
Human Resources / Personnel
Comments
CEO Comments
United Arts' Board of Directors meets 4 times annually and  the Executive Committee meets in the interim months.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Flora Maria Garcia
Term Start May 2012
Email FloraMaria@unitedarts.cc
Experience

Ms. Garcia was CEO of the Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition from November 2007 to May 2012. MAACC is a regional (10 county) cultural  public policy and advocacy organization. During her tenure, statewide legislation that would significantly fund arts and culture was introduced. The agency also focuses on research, information and development of public policy based on national best practices pertaining to cultural issues.

From 2000-2007, Ms. Garcia served as President of the Arts Council of Fort Worth Tarrant County in Texas, a private united arts fund with a budget of $2.33 million.

In 2007 Ms. Garcia worked with Fort Worth Mayor & City Council to increase arts funding by an additional $630K from the car rental tax, increasing public sector support for arts funding in 2007 from $390,000 to $1.2 million. 

In 2001 Ms. Garcia initiated the first comprehensive community driven Cultural Plan in Fort Worth, TX which was completed in May 2002. In her first year at the Arts Council, she spearheaded the passage of a 2% public art ordinance. Since inception, the program has generated in excess of $15 million for public art and conservation of the City’s art collection.

In 2001, she led efforts to convert the former Modern Art Museum building in Fort Worth, Texas into a community based multi-cultural center. The 77,000 sq ft facility, with a budget in excess of $700K, houses 13 arts groups and includes an arts incubator, rehearsal, performance, nine exhibition spaces, classrooms, a 500 seat theater and a 120 seat flexible blackbox theatre built by the Arts Council.

From 1996 to 2000 she served as the Executive Director of the Missouri Arts Council a state agency with a budget of $10 million. Ms. Garcia was integral in building the Missouri Cultural Trust, a public/private endowment for the arts focused on building financial stability of nonprofit arts organizations. By 2010, the Trust generated $200 million toward its programs. 

Between 1982 and 1996, Ms.Garcia worked in various capacities for the Houston/Harris County Cultural Arts Council in Texas, a private nonprofit agency with a budget of approximately $7 million.On the national level, Ms. Garcia has served on: the boards of Americans for the Arts and Mid-America Arts Alliance; numerous committees for the National Association of State Arts Agencies and on several panels for the National Endowment for the Arts. She served for two years as Vice President of Americans for the Arts Urban Arts Federation, an association of the 60 largest arts councils in the country. 

In addition to more than 29 years experience in nonprofit arts management, Ms. Garcia has a Masters in Business Administration and Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and Bachelors in Fine Arts and Modern Languages from Saint Mary’s College, in Notre Dame, Indiana. Ms. Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1960’s.

CEO Salary Range $150,001 - $175,000
Former CEOs
Former CEOs
NameStartEnd
Ms. Margot H. Knight Oct 2001Nov 2011
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 10
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 175
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 90%
Senior Staff
Title VP of Administration & CFO
Plans
Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Other
Risk Management Provisions
Risk Management Provisions
Crime Coverage
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Accident and Injury Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Commercial General Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
State Registration Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Expiration Month Apr
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Expiration Year 2018
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$875,000$0$702,550
Government Contributions$2,054,159$2,101,720$2,064,322
Federal$0--$0
State$0--$0
Local$0--$2,064,322
Unspecified$2,054,159$2,101,720$0
Individual Contributions$2,280,092$3,058,237$2,639,473
$0$0$0
$1,093,291$666,033$642,444
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,173$2,014$5,314
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$32,057$33,160$46,806
Other$0$0$300,184
Expense Allocations
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$5,219,554$5,256,300$5,116,223
Administration Expense$107,591$100,597$131,609
Fundraising Expense$539,950$586,057$551,368
Payments to Affiliates$0--$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.080.991.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%88%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%11%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$6,695,953$6,528,238$6,132,063
Current Assets$3,627,675$4,138,305$4,133,653
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$4,458,526$4,761,488$4,283,523
Total Net Assets$2,237,427$1,766,750$1,848,540
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $2,280,092 --Individuals $2,639,473
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment unspecified $2,054,159 --Government $2,064,322
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and corporations $875,000 --Earned Revenue $642,444
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.810.870.97
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments
United Arts operates on a fiscally conservative forward funding model. We raise money during our annual campaign in one fiscal year and spend those funds in the next fiscal year. With this model, we base our grant awards on committed pledges and/or gifts received for the specified campaign year. While this funding model insures a conservative stewardship, it does not always present well in audited financial statements, which pair current year revenues with current year expenses. In a growing economy, United Arts appears to spend less than it takes in, and in contracting economies we appear to spend more than we take in.
 
In FY13, United Arts wrote off three historical pledges from one Trustee totaling $250,000. In FY14, the donor paid $150,000  towards this historical obligation. This explanation is also reflected on Page 12 of our FY14 audit under Concentrations of Risk. There are no large concentrations of risk remaining on our balance sheet.
 
 
 
Foundation Comments
Financial figures taken from 990.  990 and audit are reconciled.
Endowment is held at the Central Florida Foundation.
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Notes Programs listed here are those that are only activated during a disaster. Some organizations have unified budgeting and do not budget by program. Because of this, some budget fields may be blank or represent an approximation. Organization describes previous experience during the immediate response, recovery or rebuilding phases following a disaster.
Nonprofit United Arts of Central Florida, Inc.
Address 2450 Maitland Center Parkway Suite 201
Maitland, FL 327514140
Primary Phone (407) 628-0333
Contact Email finance@unitedarts.cc
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Flora Maria Garcia
Board Chair Ms. Kate Wilson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wells Fargo
Year of Incorporation 1967