Homer Council On the Arts

Homer, AK   |
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Homer Council On the Arts

EIN: 51-0152554


Ensuring Homer is a place where the empowering, enriching benefits of the arts reach all members of our diverse community

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Executive Director

Scott Bartlett

Main address

355 W Pioneer Ave Ste 100

Homer, AK 99603 USA

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Subject area info

Arts councils

Artists' services

Arts administration

Arts education

Public arts

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Population served info

Children and youth


Artists and performers

NTEE code info

(Arts Council/Agency) (A26)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Ceramics Studio Programs

In 2021 HCOA opened a new ceramics studio and classroom. The studio equipment includes 8 throwing wheels, electric kiln to cone 6, sab roller, extruder, and a clay recycling system. We currently present 5-week class series in hand building and wheel throwing from Kindergarten through adult, and open studio time for qualified potters.

Population(s) Served

MakerSpace is a K-2 afterschool drop-in art program hosted at Fireweed Academy's K-2 campus. The program includes afterschool care Tuesday through Thursday, with art classes, play time, and a healthy snack.

Population(s) Served

HCOA presents a range of touring performances at a variety of venues based around the academic calendar year. Many tours are presented in coordination with the Alaska Presenters' Consortium, making the most of block booking tours across Alaska. Venues vary, but include HCOA's gallery, the Mariner Theater, Homer Theater, and local churches. Recent guest performers include: Quarteto Nuevo, Irish Traditional Music, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Dave Brubeck Quartet, the John Damberg Lating Jazz Quintet, and the Zodiac Trio. Tickets are discounted for HCOA members and youth.

Population(s) Served

HCOA presents the annual Nutcracker Faire, held at Homer High School each December. This craft fair features only artisan-crafted goods made locally on the Kenai Peninsula, as well as local food vendors and ongoing performances by community members. Additionally, HCOA maintains a directory of local artists members, and presents workshops and roundtables for artist development.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Homer Council On the Arts
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 10.20 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Homer Council On the Arts

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Homer Council On the Arts

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Homer Council On the Arts

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Homer Council On 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 $44,977 -$10,354 -$4,128 $117,224 $35,120
As % of expenses 31.0% -7.9% -4.2% 78.0% 19.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $36,065 -$17,930 -$11,375 $109,046 $21,827
As % of expenses 23.4% -12.9% -10.9% 68.8% 11.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $180,627 $121,596 $93,274 $267,491 $214,170
Total revenue, % change over prior year -38.0% -32.7% -23.3% 186.8% -19.9%
Program services revenue 43.6% 49.2% 40.0% 18.6% 37.8%
Membership dues 8.7% 11.3% 16.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.5% 0.1%
Government grants 12.4% 16.9% 26.1% 60.5% 19.0%
All other grants and contributions 32.9% 22.2% 13.9% 12.8% 27.4%
Other revenue 1.9% 0.3% 3.8% 7.5% 15.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $145,251 $131,457 $97,402 $150,267 $179,050
Total expenses, % change over prior year -17.7% -9.5% -25.9% 54.3% 19.2%
Personnel 47.1% 53.0% 46.0% 51.2% 44.8%
Professional fees 24.4% 5.1% 7.4% 12.3% 4.4%
Occupancy 5.7% 6.3% 7.2% 5.1% 6.0%
Interest 0.5% 1.3% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 21.1% 34.4% 37.9% 31.4% 44.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $154,163 $139,033 $104,649 $158,445 $192,343
One month of savings $12,104 $10,955 $8,117 $12,522 $14,921
Debt principal payment $6,405 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $157,127 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $172,672 $149,988 $112,766 $328,094 $207,264

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 15.1 15.2 20.5 9.4 9.6
Months of cash and investments 15.1 15.2 20.5 9.4 9.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.6 14.1 18.5 8.8 9.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $183,287 $166,594 $166,431 $117,272 $143,925
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $303,095 $303,094 $303,094 $460,221 $453,721
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 46.0% 48.5% 50.9% 35.3% 37.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.3% 3.7% 5.2% 3.5% 0.7%
Unrestricted net assets $328,649 $310,719 $299,344 $408,390 $430,217
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $328,649 $310,719 $299,344 $408,390 $430,217

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Scott Bartlett

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Homer Council On the Arts

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/31/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Cynthia West

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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 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 3/25/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Fiscal year ending
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