aka ECA   |   Edmonds, WA   |
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EIN: 74-3089412


To celebrate the performing arts, strengthen and inspire our community and steward the development and creative use of the ECA campus.

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Principal Officer

Joe McIalwain

Main address

410 4th Ave N

Edmonds, WA 98020 USA

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Subject area info

Performing arts

Population served info

Children and youth




Ethnic and racial groups

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NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Presented Series

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) is a 700-seat performing arts venue located on the campus of the original Edmonds High School, just 20 minutes north of Seattle. Originally constructed in 1939, this historic facility was renovated and reopened in 2006 as a state-of-the-art performance hall. ECA curates a performing arts and concert series of approximately 30 artists each Season.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth
Artists and performers

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) is committed to expanding the reach and impact of our performances by actively engaging students, teachers, and community members of all ages in Education & Community Engagement. ECA’s Education & Community Engagement programs include:
-Education Matinees
-Arts Access Programs
-WE SPEAK Youth Poetry Slam Competition
-Teacher Professional Development
-Artist Residencies & Outreach
-Family Programming
-Summer Arts Enrichment Camps
-Dementia-Inclusive Series

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

Summarized as “the ECA Experience”, our clients and patrons say that there is a difference between their experience at other venues, and their experience with us. Whether it is the unique setting in the beautiful Edmonds community, the warm and friendly greeting from our volunteers, or our flexibility, our facilities and our service set us apart.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.87 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


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

This snapshot of EDMONDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $40,986 $61,005 $36,811 $22,294 $0
As % of expenses 3.4% 4.8% 3.2% 3.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,356,149 $1,318,785 $1,320,246 $954,686 $1,017,282
Total revenue, % change over prior year 24.3% -2.8% 0.1% -27.7% 6.6%
Program services revenue 25.6% 25.3% 15.0% 2.8% 11.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 2.5% 8.2% 10.5% 15.1% 8.6%
All other grants and contributions 72.0% 66.4% 74.5% 82.0% 80.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,212,382 $1,281,669 $1,144,170 $735,105 $1,264,653
Total expenses, % change over prior year 12.5% 5.7% -10.7% -35.8% 72.0%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 0.5% 0.7% 0.6% 0.9% 0.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 99.4% 99.3% 99.4% 99.1% 99.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,253,368 $1,342,674 $1,180,981 $757,399 $1,264,653
One month of savings $101,032 $106,806 $95,348 $61,259 $105,388
Debt principal payment $0 $23,157 $23,157 $23,157 $3,860
Fixed asset additions $189,018 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,543,418 $1,472,637 $1,299,486 $841,815 $1,373,901

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.0 0.8 0.8 7.3 2.7
Months of cash and investments 1.0 0.8 0.8 7.3 2.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -1.6 -1.0 -0.7 -0.7 -0.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $102,961 $84,390 $78,584 $446,117 $285,374
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $86,373 $111,108 $201,414 $90,583 $310,216
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $497,410 $497,410 $497,410 $497,410 $502,862
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 66.8% 79.1% 86.5% 91.0% 94.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 55.4% 54.5% 22.6% 21.1% 64.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $163,651 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $163,651 $139,762 $279,027 $476,314 $228,942
Total net assets $163,651 $139,762 $279,027 $476,314 $228,942

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Joe McIalwain

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

David Schaefer

Lindsay Geyer

Rick Canning

Cheryl Foster

Mike Rosen

Matt Cox

Norm Brown

Jeanne Thorsen

Laura Ellis

Ann McMahon

Cena Conteh

Christian Anderson

Christina Castorena

Corbitt Loch

Diana White

Heidi Napolitino

Niles Peacock

Tanya Sharp

Vicki O'Gorman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/28/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/28/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.