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FINE ART MIRACLES, INC

Using Creative Arts Therapies and Social Robotics to inspire imagination, ignite communication and enhance connections!

PITTSBURGH, PA   |  https://fineartmiracles.com
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FINE ART MIRACLES, INC

EIN: 46-0619638


Mission

FAM Vision Statement: A life of purpose, meaning, and connection for every human being. FAM Mission Statement: To create an evolved sense of wellbeing for seniors, children with challenges, and typically isolated populations by fostering the ageless creative spirit within.

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Ms Tess Lojacono

Main address

3307 SHADY Ave. EXT

PITTSBURGH, PA 15217 USA

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EIN

46-0619638

Subject area info

Arts education

Art and music therapy

Mental health care

Science

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth

Infants and toddlers

Seniors

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (U01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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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?

Fine Art Lessons

Both product oriented and process oriented art lessons for all ages/all capabilities. We work with 2 - 20 participants and we offer an educational component (sharing the work of a master artist or art movement) as well as a hands-on experience, creating artwork of various mediums.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Incarcerated people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Caregivers

Offering creative expression opportunities to target personal, cognitive, social and emotional goals. One on one or in a group.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors
Caregivers
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

Offering musical experiences targeting specific goals and reaching them over time: socialization, communication, range of movement and fun!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people
People with disabilities

Experiential movement that gives freedom of expression to assist with balance, coordination, a sense of self and self-regulation. Some therapist-guided; some dance instructor guided--both fun and beneficial!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors
People with disabilities
At-risk youth
Caregivers

A four pronged approach to providing non-performance based, one on one, in-the-moment engagements for people with Alzheimer's disease and advanced dementia. Using a social robot, sensory covering, aroma therapy and music, with consistency and repetition over time this methodology increases communication and socialization, stimulates memory and cognitive ability and reduces anxiety and inhibition.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
Caregivers
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Social Robot enhanced social skills, literacy and STEAM learning! A social robot (Hugo, Migo, or Misty) leads a small class with discussions, games, art activities, books, while a human teacher assists. Perfect for the 0 - 3 year old Early Learner, primary school students, both with and without challenges. Particularly effective for children on the autism spectrum. And loads of fun!!

Population(s) Served

Drumming Exercise is for everyone--combining rhythm and movement with natural drumming for a motivated workout that's so fun, you don't feel like you're exercising! The movement patterns associated with the class include everyday functional movement patterns, enhancing coordination and balance. And, Drumming Exercise provides a great opportunity to relieve stress!

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth
People with learning disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth
People with learning disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

FINE ART MIRACLES, INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

36.17

Average of 13.47 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.8

Average of 4.4 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 17% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

FINE ART MIRACLES, INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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FINE ART MIRACLES, INC

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 FINE ART MIRACLES, INC’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 $19,244 -$4,625 -$88,005 $49,201 $57,982
As % of expenses 6.9% -1.5% -38.8% 28.6% 24.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $19,244 -$4,625 -$88,005 $49,201 $57,982
As % of expenses 6.9% -1.5% -38.8% 28.6% 24.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $314,153 $299,104 $148,585 $183,163 $284,909
Total revenue, % change over prior year 21.5% -4.8% -50.3% 23.3% 55.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 81.4% 63.1% 76.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.4% 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 21.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.6% 77.5% 18.3% 36.9% 23.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $278,160 $303,555 $226,684 $171,902 $241,194
Total expenses, % change over prior year 9.7% 9.1% -25.3% -24.2% 40.3%
Personnel 40.5% 33.3% 44.9% 55.5% 43.0%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.9%
Occupancy 0.0% 4.8% 9.0% 8.9% 6.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 11.1% 17.7% 3.7% 0.0%
All other expenses 59.5% 50.8% 28.4% 31.2% 49.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $278,160 $303,555 $226,684 $171,902 $241,194
One month of savings $23,180 $25,296 $18,890 $14,325 $20,100
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $24,700 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $3,082 $14,759 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $301,340 $328,851 $248,656 $225,686 $261,294

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.5 4.9 5.0 5.5 5.8
Months of cash and investments 5.5 4.9 5.0 5.5 5.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.2 5.5 2.5 5.7 7.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $127,015 $125,056 $93,845 $78,579 $117,479
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $31,350 $25,800 $10,079 $20,514 $26,343
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $10,145 $0 $13,226 $27,985 $27,985
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 0.0% 76.7% 36.2% 36.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.6% 8.5% 52.8% 14.7% 2.5%
Unrestricted net assets $143,134 $138,509 $50,504 $99,705 $157,687
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $143,134 $138,509 $50,504 $99,705 $157,687

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Ms Tess Lojacono

Tess Lojacono is the CEO of Fine Art Miracles, Inc. (FAM). FAM is a nonprofit organization that provides the benefits of fine art lessons and creative art therapies (art and music therapy, dance & movement, Multi-Sensory Sessions) and FAMbots (social robot enhanced learning), to challenged people of all ages. A CMU Alum, Tess lived in Buffalo NY for 23 years before coming back to the “Burgh in 2013 to expand FAM. Research and experience show that an increased well-being in individuals, increases the well-being of the community at large. FAM provides the benefits of creative art therapies to challenged people of all ages, with opportunities for creative expression in various modalities, which include an educational component and sometimes social robotics. These experiences reduce inhibition, increase the participants' ability to communicate and positively impact their communities. Lojacono's work is the realization of a lifelong quest to help as many vulnerable people as possible.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

FINE ART MIRACLES, INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
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Board chair

Deb Stuligross

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/29/2024

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Leadership

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Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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