ArtsRising (Arlington, MA)


  • Name:Christopher Ellinger

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:ArtsRising
  • Address:21 Linwood St.
    Arlington, MA 02474
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(781) 646-1705

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Arts Rising Mission: to build a community of people excited to support (with money and/or time) social change arts.

  • History:
  • Field Mapping and Listening: In 2005, we received a grant from the Fetzer Institute to survey the needs of the field of art and social change, resulting in a 40 page report. In 2006, we organized a day-long conference on arts and social healing for 175 artists, activists, and a few funders. That year we also organized a series of five focus groups asking social change artists and organizations what they needed and did a presentation at the Grantmakers in the Arts conference.
    Funding Circle: After exploring giving circles we found no other national giving circle with this focus. In 2007 Threshold Foundation with our leadership and many others' participation launched a funding circle to engage individuals to learn about and support arts and social change. 2007-2009, 80 individuals contributed to the funding circle with 50 people actively involved, distributing 20 grants totalling $234,000.
    Playback Theatre: We have been excited to have actively taken part of one two most widespread forms of participatory social change theatre which we sense is at a pivotal moment of transition. It is a theatre of compassion, needed in the world now more than ever. We plan to focus this year on supporting the development of this powerful work.

  • Year established:2005
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:14
  • Staff size:4


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:57-1190359

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:571190359
  • Organization Name:ZING FOUNDATION INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:21 LINWOOD ST
  • Organization City:ARLINGTON
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:02474-6607
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 2004
  • 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):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:T50
  • Asset Amount:$13,510
  • Asset Code:2 ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Income Amount:$311,278
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$311,278
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:21:59 pm

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