Better Business Bureau Report for
Urban Gateways

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Urban Gateways
Address: 205 W. Randolph, Suite 1700
  Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-922-0440
Web Address:
Also known as:Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1964, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Urban Gateways educates and inspires young people by delivering accessible arts experiences that advance their personal and academic growth.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Urban Gateways meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Urban Gateways delivers arts programs led by trained and experienced professional artists in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, and digital media to engage youth in grades pre-K through 12, their teachers, families, and communities. Urban Gateways teaching artists collaborate with school teachers, administrators and art specialists to develop and deliver engaging, integrated curricula for all types of learners.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, Urban Gateways's program expenses were:

artist and instructor fees 775,005
Salaries 360,357
group benefits 69,169
office rent and utilities 68,660
program supplies 54,838
professional and contract fees 31,791
FICA tax 27,452
equipment rental and leasing 16,726
temporary personnel 16,024
travel-local 13,329
telephone 9,026
equipment maintenance and repairs 8,796
workers' compensation 8,289
depreciation 8,273
unemployment compensation 6,821
legal fees 6,283
interest expense 6,079
general insurance 5,600
bus rental 5,471
credit card service charges 5,248
other 4,387
office supplies 3,154
meetings hosted 2,753
outside printing 2,611
meetings attended 1,812
retirement plan 1,581
bank service charges 1,341
payroll service charges 1,292
travel-out of town 1,245
equipment and furniture 1,182
dues and memberships 646
postage 609
publications and subscriptions 221
site rental 170
shipping and messenger 131
photography and video 9
Total Program Expenses: $1,526,381
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Chief Executive : Eric Delli Bovi, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Pat Condon
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired, Deloitte

Board Size: 34

Paid Staff Size: 12

*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, membership
Fund raising costs were 24% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,175,648, 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 Urban Gateways's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,175,648
program revenues 731,849
Fees and grants from government agencies 167,374
other income 29,735
investment income 64
Total Income $3,104,670


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 22%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $3,104,670
Program expenses $1,526,381
Fund raising expenses 516,121
Administrative expenses 273,252
Total expenses $2,315,754
Income in Excess of Expenses 788,916
Beginning net assets 160,553
Ending net assets 949,469
Total liabilities 221,338
Total assets $1,170,807

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