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Culture Works

A BBB Accredited Charity since 02/07/2000.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Culture Works
Phone: (937) 222-2787
Fax: (937) 222-2786
Address: 110 N Main St.
Ste. 165
Dayton, OH 45402
Report Expiration Date: February 1, 2017
Original Business Start Date: July 1993
Principal: Ms. Martine Meredith Collier, President & CEO
Customer Contact: Ms. Martine Meredith Collier, President & CEO - (937) 222-2787
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1993, OH
Employees: 1 Full Time. 3 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Art Organizations & Information
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Miami Valley Cultural Alliance - former name

Stated Purpose

According to Culture Works, its mission is "the funding, advocacy, and service organization that passionately inspires, supports and sustains arts and culture in the Dayton region."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Culture Works is the campaign for the arts, grantmaking, guide to arts and culture in the Dayton region. cultural planning and implementation, Power2give, advocacy and centralized communications.

For the year ended June 30, 2014, Culture Works's program expenses were:

Annual campaign for the arts:$538,647

Cultural planning and market research:


Other program services:
Total Program Expenses:$925,346


Chief Executive Officer:Martine Meredith Collier
Chair of the Board:Amber Best, Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:NewPage Corporation
Board Size:19
Paid Staff Size:1 Full Time. 3 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Culture Works raises funds through direct mail appeals, grant proposals, special events and print advertisements.

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 totaled 0.7% of related contributions.

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.


According to Culture Works's IRS Form 990 for the year ended June 30, 2014:

 Arts Card$6,745
 Investment income$83,184
 Total Income:$1,114,538
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$925,346 86.07%83.03%
 Fund Raising:$7,488 0.70%0.67%
 Administrative:$142,281 13.23%12.77%
 Total Expenses:$1,075,115
Excess of Income over Expenses$39,423
Ending Net Assets:$3,945,452

Notes and Comments

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Report as of November 27, 2015 05:25
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