James E Brewton Foundation Inc

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James E Brewton Foundation Inc

EIN: 46-0575142


The James E. Brewton Foundation, Inc., locates and preserves artworks by Brewton (1930-1967). A Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization founded in 2008, we collaborate with cultural institutions and serve as a resource for the advanced study of mid-century avant-garde art. Finding and stabilizing the artwork was our primary focus during the first decade of operation. When the search began, we knew of fourteen artworks. Today, we have located more than 175 works, which are coming to light in Denmark, as well as the U.S., U.K., and Canada. In collaboration with educational and cultural institutions, we enhance public awareness, study and understanding of avant-garde arts movements. For more about our mission, exhibitions, and achievements, please visit

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Principal Officer

Emily Brewton Schilling

Main address

201 S 18TH ST APT 2519


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Subject area info

Arts education

Art conservation




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Population served info


NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Research collaboration and exhibitions

Recently, Brewton's work was included in the exhibition "Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular avant-garde," 21 Jan.-4 April, 2020, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
We assisted with research and provided images for a chapter about Brewton in academic publication, Price, Katie L., and Michael R. Taylor, eds. "'Pataphysics Unrolled," University Park: Penn State University Press, April 2022.
In 2014, we collaborated with the scholars who organized a three-day conference and events called 'Philadelphia a la Pataphysique' at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the events was Brewton's first solo show in 43 years.
We also:
Continue to locate artworks by Brewton.
Expand our work with educational institutions.
Assess, clean, and conserve artworks.
Formalize our catalogue raisonné compilation.
Increase outreach to nonprofit cultural institutions for exhibition and interpretive programming.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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James E Brewton Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Liquidity in 2012 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 26.78 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2012 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 321.3 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2012 info

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Average of 0% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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James E Brewton Foundation Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2012
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$36
As % of expenses -100.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$36
As % of expenses -100.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,000
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $36
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 100.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2012
Total expenses (after depreciation) $36
One month of savings $3
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $39

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2012
Months of cash 321.3
Months of cash and investments 321.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 321.3
Balance sheet composition info 2012
Cash $964
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.7%
Unrestricted net assets $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0
Permanently restricted net assets $0
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $964

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Key data checks info 2012
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Principal Officer

Emily Brewton Schilling

Number of employees

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