Americans for the Arts (Washington, DC)


  • Name:Mr. Marcos Valdez
  • Title:Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Americans for the Arts
  • Address:1000 Vermont Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20010
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:2023712830

Organization Web

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Americans for the Arts is dedicated to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

  • Overview:
  • Each year, Americans for the Arts provides an array of programs and services to help the arts thrive and contribute to community vitality that encourages greater public and private sector support for the arts and arts education. Americans for the Arts is recognized as an authoritative voice in cultural research and policy; a leader in the effort to advance the cause of arts education; an expert in how the arts can build communities; a key strategic ally to businesses in forging partnerships within the arts; and a champion of state and local arts agencies.

  • History:
  • The nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, Americans for the Arts traces its roots back to the National Assembly of Community Arts Agencies, which was founded in 1960. For over 50 years, the organization has remained dedicated to representing and serving local communities and to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Today, with offices in Washington, DC and New York, Americans for the Arts has more than 150,000 members and stakeholders across the country.

  • Year established:1996
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:69

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Chair
    Abel Lopez
    Associate Producing Director
    GALA Hispanic Theatre ~ Washington, DC

    Immediate Past Chair
    C. Kendric Fergeson
    Chief Executive Officer
    NBanC ~ Altus, OK

    Vice Chairs
    Maria Bell
    Arts Patron and Writer ~ Los Angeles, CA

    William Lehr, Jr.
    Former CEO
    Capital BlueCross ~ Harrisburg, PA

    Steven D. Spiess
    Executive Director
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP ~
    New York, NY

    Michael Verruto
    Managing Director
    HPI Capital LLC ~ Charlotte, NC

    Michael Spring
    Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs ~ Miami, FL

    Julie Muraco
    Principal, Praeditis LLC ~
    New York, NY

    At Large
    Ramona Baker
    Director, Master in Arts, Arts Administration Program
    Goucher College ~ Indianapolis, IN

    Madeleine Berman
    Arts Patron ~ Franklin, MI

    Susan S. Goode
    Arts Patron ~ Norfolk, VA

    Glen S. Howard
    Chairman of the Board, Cultural Data Project, and
    Former General Counsel
    Pew Charitable Trusts ~ Washington, DC

    Margie Johnson Reese
    Vice President of Programs, Big Thought ~ Dallas, TX

    Nolen V. Bivens
    Brigadier General, US Army (retired)
    President, Leader Six Inc. ~ Arlington, VA

    Leslie D. Blanton
    Arts Patron ~ Houston, TX

    Chuck X Block
    Bedrock Group, LLC ~ Los Angeles, CA

    Susan Coliton
    Arts Patron-Seattle, WA

    Theodor Dalenson
    New York, NY and Stockholm, Sweden

    Alessandra DiGiusto
    Chief Administrative Officer and Director, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation ~
    New York, NY

    Floyd W. Green, III
    Vice President and Head of Community Relations and Urban Marketing, Aetna ~ Hartford, CT

    John Haworth
    Director, George Gustav Heye Center
    National Museum of the American Indian ~ New York, NY

    Sheila C. Johnson
    CEO, Salamander Hospitality LLC
    President and Managing Partner, Washington Mystics ~ Middleburg, VA

    Deborah Jordy
    Executive Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts ~ Denver, CO

    William T. Kerr
    Chairman, MiBa Holdings LLC
    President and CEO (retired), Arbitron Inc. ~
    Columbia, MD

    Liz Lerman
    Founding Artistic Director
    Liz Lerman Dance Exchange ~ Washington, DC

    Timothy McClimon
    President, American Express Foundation ~
    New York, NY

    Mary McCullough-Hudson
    President and CEO
    ArtsWave ~ Cincinnati, OH

    Felix Padrón
    City of San Antonio, Department for Culture & Creative Development ~ San Antonio, TX

    Dorothy Pierce McSweeny
    Immediate Past Chair
    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities ~ Washington, DC

    Barbara S. Robinson
    Chairman Emeritus, Ohio Arts Council ~
    Cleveland, OH

    Edgar L. Smith, Jr.
    CEO, World Pac Paper ~ Cincinnati, OH

    Nancy Stephens
    President, Rosenthal Family Foundation ~
    Stamford, CT and Los Angeles, CA

    Ty Stiklorius
    Get Lifted ~ Los Angeles, CA

    Ann Stock
    Arts Patron ~ Alexandria, VA

    Charmaine Warmenhoven
    Arts Patron ~ Monte Sereno, CA

    Robert L. Lynch, ex officio
    President and CEO
    Americans for the Arts ~ Washington, DC

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO

    Mara Walker, Chief Operating Officer

    Brent Stanley, Vice President of Finance

    Nina Ozlu Tunceli,
    Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:52-1996467

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:521996467
  • Organization Name:AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:1000 VERMONT AVE NW 6TH FLOOR
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20005-4940
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1997
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 119
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Other cultural or historical activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:A010
  • Asset Amount:$120,210,488
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$29,203,662
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$7,672,309
  • Last Updated:3/17/2018 1:02:44 pm

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