Better Business Bureau Report for
Carson Valley Arts Council

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2019

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Carson Valley Arts Council
Address: 1572 US Hwy 395
  Minden, NV 89423
Phone: 775-782-8207
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2004, Nevada
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to create and manage a multi-functional visual and performing arts center in Carson Valley to enhance the quality of life for the youth and community at large in the Western Nevada/Lake Tahoe region."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Present and promote cultural events and provide youth arts educational programs and experiential opportunities in the community in the five disciplines: visual, literary, music, dance and performance.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, CVAC's program expenses were:

Programs 103,778
Total Program Expenses: $103,778
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Chief Executive : Sharon Schlegel, Interim Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Brian Fitzgerald
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Douglas County Parks and Recreation

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 1

*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, print advertisements, grant proposals, membership, Social Media appeals
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $25,303, 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 CVAC's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Source of Funds  
Program Service Revenue 63,399
Grants and Contributions 25,303
Rental Income 21,873
Other 560
Investment Income 18
Total Income $111,153


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $111,153
Program expenses $103,778
Fund raising expenses 140
Administrative expenses 16,124
Total expenses $120,042
Expenses in Excess of Income (8,889)
Beginning net assets 454,837
Ending net assets 445,948
Total liabilities 1,378,193
Total assets $1,824,141

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