Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tax ID23-1352256

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As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art making. PAFA inspires the public by expanding the stories of American art through its collections, exhibitions, and programs; and educates artists from around the world to be innovative makers and critical thinkers with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. Through its world-class museum and school, PAFA nurtures and recognizes artists at every turn in their career.


PAFA's post-secondary fine arts program offers programs in painting, print-making, sculpting and drawing. The school grants a four year certificate, a bachelor of fine arts degree, and a master of fine arts degree.

Interesting data from their 2019 990 filing

The mission of the non-profit, as stated in the filing, is “See schedule o”.

When referring to its tasks, they were described as: “Pafa operates a post-secondary educational program in fine arts as well as a museum collection of american art. in addition, pafa sponsors fine arts classes for all ages and free art programs.”.

  • The non-profit is operating legally in the state of PA.
  • The non-profit's address for the year 2019 is listed as 128 NORTH BROAD STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19102 in the filing.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit organization for 2019 reports 416 employees.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $9,046,237.
  • The organization has 45 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1805.
  • The organization pays $8,912,142 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $1,679,721 in fundraising expenses.

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