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COMPAS (Community Programs in the Arts)

COMPAS' mission is to enable people to experience and create the arts by connecting communities, cultures and artists; and to engage communities in providing support to arts activities that work at the grass-roots level.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 9/25/2013
75 5th Street W
Suite 304
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-292-3249
Fax: 651-292-3258
Other Names Used United Arts
EIN 41-1228092
Principal Staff Joan Linck,
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 16
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10.67
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In FY13 COMPAS was ranked the #6 High Impact Minnesota non-profit for providing access to the arts. We do this through: > Arts Education. Over 33,000 Minnesota kids and 4500 adults engaged with professional musicians, performers, writers, and visual artists in schools, libraries, homeless shelters and other community locations. Each of those people experienced and created art. Over 95% of schools said their COMPAS artist was skilled at their art form, shared their knowledge in a meaningful way, and met or exceeded expectations. COMPAS was named an exemplary organization for integrating the arts into education in the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities report, Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future through Creative Schools. > Artful Aging & Arts in Healthcare. COMPAS brought interactive, hands-on art experiences to 8900 older adults in senior care facilities and youth in pediatric hospitals. Artists led one-on-one art activities at a patient’s bedside or got people creating in community. As one director said, “It was delightful to see residents ‘blossom’ before our eyes, doing things they never thought they could do. Their pride in their projects and joy at sharing their stories was obvious and wonderful to see.” > Youth Employment. Sixty 13 to 21 year olds were employed as apprentice artists under the guidance of a mentoring artist: learning an art form, creating original art, plus participating in a structured career exploration and employment skills building program.
Current Goals
To be completed.
Community or Constituency Served
COMPAS serves people of all ages across Minnesota, with a focus on children, youth and older adults
Geographic Area Served
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $1,243,944 78.2%
Management: $219,269 13.8%
Fundraising: $128,083 8%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: ($137,868) ($161,397) ($123,455)
Beginning of Year ($161,397) ($123,455) $85,013
Difference $23,529 ($37,942) ($208,468)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 ($137,868)
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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