Circus Arts Conservatory Inc
2075 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota FL 34239
The mission of The Circus Arts Conservatory is to engage and educate students using unique and innovative learning programs; to measurably improve the quality of life for individuals in care facilities; and to advance the extraordinary legacy and heritage of circus.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Pedro Reis
Board Chair Mr. Jack Brown
Board Chair Affiliation Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
The Circus Arts Conservatory
Former Names
The National Circus School of Performing Arts, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1998
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2017
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,800,700.00
Projected Expenses $2,766,980.00
IRS Letter of Determination
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Other Documents
Code of EthicsView
Impact Statement
1.) Management of the Sailor Circus: In October 2011, Circus Sarasota assumed the management of the 67 year old Sailor Circus program and facilities. This has been called, “the perfect meld of the past, present and future of the circus arts.” This union presents dynamic opportunities for perpetuation of the circus legacy. The Bahia Vista campus is now home to both the headquarters of Circus Sarasota and the Sailor Circus.
2.) Re-branding: After conducting a brand study, the organization emerged with a new name as The Circus Arts Conservatory. As a producer of performances charging for tickets, many people were unaware that we are a non-profit with outreach programs which have a great impact on youth development, education, human service and thousands in our community. The new brand serves to unify the mission and programs under one umbrella.
3.) Organizational Structure: In order to support the addition of the Sailor Circus, increase performances and support future growth, the leaders recognized the need to reorganize the staffing and make a plans for future succession. Staff positions have been realigned to more efficiently assign duties and increase accountability. Some jobs have been sunset or merged. These changes have created a more well-organized, cost effective system for allocating human resources, as well as birthed a new synergy of team management.
 4.) Board Development: The Board of Directors recognizes that it needs to broaden the spheres of influence and affluence of its members to support its future growth and vision. A Cultivation committee has been approved and is forming to identify and seat new Board members and supporters of the Arena Improvement Campaign. The Task Force will help to identify, cultivate and recruit prospective Board and committee members through personal meetings and facility tours.  
5).  Named by Sarasota Chamber "Best Cultural Organization" 2016; co-founder Dolly Jacobs inducted as a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow for 2015 (becoming the first circus artist in history to receive the NEA Fellowship) - Sarasota has been known as the heart of circus activity in America for more than three-quarters of a century. As an integral part of our local history, the genre of the circus itself has made an indelible next level while continuing to preserve the extraordinary heritage of circus arts in Sarasota and beyond for generations to come.

Needs Statement
The new and permanent home for The Circus Arts Conservatory is the Arena campus on Bahia Vista in Sarasota. On this 2.5 acre site sits the heart of the youth training, outreach and performance programs and here is where the masterplan for the future of international Circus Arts is being built.

One of the first steps is to complete the transformation of The Arena into a safe and functional facility that meets the needs of the hundreds of students who train there year-round. The only significant renovation made in the last 40 years was the addition of the new roof in 2008.

  • The improved Arena infrastructure plans, developed by Carlson and Associates,include: telescoping seating $546,000, flooring, sound, fire suppression 82,000, ADA accessible restrooms, storage/office, lighting and HV/ AC $387,000. The lack of air conditioning renders the facility unusable during many of the warmest months. The heat and deteriorating condition of the arena restrict usage by the Sailor Circus students and our community outreach programs on-site
Smaller Needs:
  • 10 Student scholarships: $800 each
Background Statement

The Circus Arts Conservatory is home to world-class performances, excellence in training for the Circus Arts and community based educational and humor therapy outreach programs.

The organization was born from decades of circus history and today serves as a legacy to those that have set the standards for international circus artistry and athleticism.

The Circus Arts Conservatory’s extraordinary mission underscores its commitment to sharing the entertainment, education and enrichment that Circus Arts provide.

The 4 core areas of the mission are:

PERFORMANCE. To elevate the art of circus, showcasing world-class performers and athletes from around the world. Almost 1,000,000 people have attended a Circus Sarasota performance in a mobile, European Style Big Top and at off-site theater shows.

TRAINING. To impact area youth through the Sailor Circus Academy program. Originating in 1949, The Sailor Circus is America’s oldest youth circus which has seen more than 1 million spectators, almost 10,000 graduates in after school programs and 3,000 summer camp kids pass through its doors. Sailor Circus has become a renowned program in which students work closely with coaches who prepare them for a future of excellence, and in most cases, for college and professional careers.

OUTREACH. To enhance and continue our STEAM based Education Program in schools, successfully teaching more than 12,000 elementary students since 2010 key academic principles in Math, Science and the Language Arts with outstanding results. It serves all Title One schools in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Working with over 65 local agencies and having made over 250,000 visits since 2001, the Humor Therapy Program helps to improve the quality of life for those in hospitals, nursing homes and care facilities. Additionally, the Sailor Circus Ensemble, a group of after school students, also entertains at facilities. They have impacted over 1,000 seniors in 2013 alone.

LEGACY - To serve as a legacy to those that have set the standards for international circus artistry and athleticism. In the late 1920s John Ringling moved his circus winter quarters to Sarasota and the Circus became an integral part of social and economic life giving our community its unique identity. The Circus Arts Conservatory was born from decades of Sarasota circus history and will continue to preserve and promote this legacy.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments
The Circus Arts Conservatory outreach programs and performances reach and impact lives all the way from Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Venice and north to Tampa.  We are the only organization or facility of its kind on the west coast of Florida.  More than 100,000 annually attend one of our circus productions. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The Circus Arts Conservatory will always contribute to the rich legacy of the circus, and be home to world-class performances. It is also committed to providing excellence in training the circus arts, community based education and humor therapy outreach programs. This steadily-growing and ever evolving institution is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts educational organization that was born from decades of circus history and today serves as a legacy to those that have set the standards for international circus artistry and athleticism. The Circus Arts Conservatory has an extraordinary mission that underscores its commitment to sharing the entertainment, education and enrichment of the circus arts.
Ninteenyears ago we simply began as an international circus performance under a canvas tent and ever since, we haven’t stopped reaching for our dreams. In fact, we successfully rolled out our new brand identity, The Circus Arts Conservatory, a host for the array of performance, training and outreach programs that now sit under our banner. These offerings include Circus Sarasota, the Sailor Circus Academy and our dedicated Education and Humor Therapy programs. Yes, we have been quite busy... but there is still so much more to accomplish, and we need your continued support. Our non-profit vision intends to take our programs to the next level which includes improving our facilities and leveraging our reputation as a nationally recognized center for circus arts, performance, training and outreach. We want to honor the history and add to the legacy of a city founded on the circus arts and we want our entire community to be a part of it.
The Circus Arts Conservatory is honored that its world-class professional performances have become some of the most anticipated annual engagements on Florida’s Gulf Coast and hopeful that our other non-profit training and outreach programs will attain the same beloved status. Whether you can donate your time, talent or treasures it is important for us to spread the word that funding for these programs comes from the generosity of public, corporate, individual and private sources. These critical donations help to provide impactful and high-caliber programming that enriches and improves the lives of thousands, right here, in the Gulf Coast.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Circus Sarasota realized that the most effective and impactful path to preserving the unique and rich history of circus that characterizes the community and the area, was to position the “art of giving” as the paramount objective of a nonprofit organization that annually serves thousands of individuals in need. 

Therefore, The Circus Arts Conservatory is much more than a circus. It remains important to The CAC to retain the unique circus legacy the organization is honored to carry on. It is equally important to sustain its community outreach programs that give back to the community.

In the 21stcentury,“circus” is recognized as a highly-respected art form. Originally, the Ringling Circus helped develop Sarasota and turn it into one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.  But Ringling, which was “winter-quartered” in Sarasota, eventually left its home city, taking its enterprise, its employment, its visitor attractions, and leaving a void and great need in the region.

Now, through its extraordinary community outreach programs, The CAC touches more and more lives each year. Through the shows alone, including Circus Sarasota, Sailor Circus and the newly expanded summer camps, over 70,000 Sarasota residents and visitors help support the CAC's outreach programs annually through their ticket purchases. Their tickets, therefore, reconnect them to the history of the region and of circus through world class performances; and to helping those in need as 80% of the ticket revenue directly contributes to helping others through the outreach programs including: Humor Therapy, Sailor Circus and the Education Program.

A distinctive difference in The CAC's programs is that all CAC community outreach programs include unique circus themes that produce visible results in program recipients and that can be customized to meet the needs of the clients.  Objective results have been documented that demonstrate compelling outcomes.  These programs, combined with The CAC's  experienced, skilled staff and serious training technique sare acknowledged as key factors in making a difference in the lives of individuals in the Southwest Florida region that The CAC continues to serve.

Sailor Circus has evolved over sixty-five years into an internationally-recognized circus arts training program.  The unique curriculum melds athletics with performing arts, and molds spirited youngsters into disciplined and skilled young adults through after school and summer circus programming. 
A major tourist attraction for Florida's Gulf Coast, Sailor Circus now in its sixth decade of operation has grown from a small high school gymnastics class in 1949 to the present spectacular 4 ring youth circus production known world wide as the Greatest "Little" Show on Earth. Students from the 4th through 12th grades in Sarasota and surrounding counties have an opportunity to experience the performing arts in a circus atmosphere. Our dedicated students practice 20-30 hours per week and are trained by volunteer coaches who are retired circus performers, Sailor Circus alumni and enthusiastic parents.
For more than 65 years, Sailor Circus has thrilled audiences around the globe with outstanding feats performed by students from Sarasota, Florida. More remarkable than their abilities is the fact that they are all children. As performers in America's oldest youth circus, these children are recognized as major contributors to the circus legacy in Sarasota.
Budget $400,000
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Arts & Culture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success
Students practice and learn one or more circus skills in preparation for live performances in December and March/April each year at the Sailor Circus arena.
Long Term Success
The goal of Sailor Circus is to help youth develop life management skills, self-discipline and gain confidence while learning through the circus arts. Though rooted in the circus arts, the program boasts former students who have developed leadership and other key skills later used as adults as doctors, lawyers, engineers, a mayor, a Senator, entrepreneurs, and professional circus performers. The alumni connection to the program is exceptionally strong and many are involved in the program today as coaches, volunteers, parents, and donors.
Program Success Monitoring
  • Coaches, volunteers and Sailor Circus staff continually monitor the students in this multigenerational program to ensure students are progressing with circus arts and socially comfortable.
  • Sailor Circus staff regularly review each student's academic progress and will institute peer tutoring when necessary
Program Success Examples
  • Over 200 volunteers donate over 25,000 hours of their time each season.
  • More than 10,000 students have performed to more than 1 million attendees since 1949
  • 140 students participate in the Sailor Circus program and currently has a wait list of interested students.
  • Most of last year's senior students participated as part of the program's leadership team
  • As of October 2011, Circus Sarasota has taken on the management of the Sailor Circus program and is enhancing the program and securing additional funding.

Humor Therapy Program brings joy, stimulation and entertainment into hospitals, nursing homes, and care facilities to impact lives and improve the quality of life for everyone involved – from kids to seniors, patients, their families and staff. Medical studies consistently demonstrate that laughter reduces stress, eases anxiety and depression, decreases pain perception and has a positive, lasting effect on the body’s immune system, heart and brain. We have collaborated with over 65 agencies or organizations, bringing human service interaction to thousands. This program reaches far beyond simple entertainment to foster meaningful relationships that bring joy and improve the quality of life for those in need.

This ongoing hallmark program using the age-old art of clowning. The program is a masterful blend of therapeutic interaction medicine we call “Humor Therapy”. It provides professional clowns, entertainers, musicians and trained volunteers to add a new dimension to the lives of those in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult day care centers.
In 2001, the program began at the Pines of Sarasota through a William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Innovative Partnership grant. The program continues to grow steadily and has served 71 facilities in Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties. The program is currently active at:
  • Pines of Sarasota
  • J.H. Floyd
  • The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch
  • Pinebrook Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Springwood Care and Rehabilitation Center
  • Sarasota Health and Rehabilitation
  • Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota & Venice
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Sarasota Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Budget $150,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Senior Residential Facilities Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success

Using Individual Care Plans and the specific needs of each facility, Humor therapy develops interventions that include: 

Room-to-Room Visits

Room-to-Room rounds are a most important component of the program. These one-on-one improvisational visitations are for children in hospitals and senior residents of nursing and assisted living facilities who are not able to join in activities because of physical limitations or the lack of desire to join in.

Interactive Programs

Entertainment based programs presenting a wide range of disciplines; music, magic, clowning and more. Memory stimulation through the use of familiar themes which draws on life memories of residents in interactive relationship building.

Men’s Club

Designed to create a working unit of men that will support and represent the facility internally while building a social relationship using common interests, activities and progressive interactive ideas developed by the residents involved.

Comedy in Motion

Designed to increase the range of motion of the resident through the use of comedy and clown skills.

Memories...Lost & Found®

Designed to address the memory challenged resident at all levels of impairment. This progressive program takes the resident through a series of interactions proven to increase sociability and awareness.

Inter-generational Events

Generating bonds between age groups, the inter-generational events are occasions during which we combine the gift of youth with the wisdom of experience.
Long Term Success

Studies consistently show that laughter reduces stress, eases anxiety and depressive symptoms, decreases pain perception and has a positive, lasting effect on the body’s immune system, heart and brain. The program is not designed as a one-time activity, or to be just entertainment. It is a vehicle by which loving persons establish relationships and who work to improve the quality of life for others. “Humor with a Serious Purpose” runs the gamut from one-on-one bedside visitation and conversations to engaging patients and residents in physical activities, and individual and group memory stimulation. In addition, the program also enhances the lives of family and staff. Our goal is to be a permanent, interactive part of the health-care and retirement communities and to elevate the quality and meaning of daily life for clients, caregivers and staff, through our on-going, relationship-building programs. 

Program Success Monitoring Humor Therapy team members complete reports after each facility visit and document their short and long term observations. The team meets on a regular basis to develop new programming, discuss specific cases from past visits, and evaluate the existing programs and facility needs.
Program Success Examples

"I love these clowns. We enjoy them so much. It makes our day."  -Evelyn, 91 - Pines of Sarasota Resident

 "As soon as I heard the clowns were coming, I jumped right up out of my bed!"  -Levi (The King), 73 - Pines of Sarasota Resident


This one-of-a-kind Education Program takes learning in the classroom to a new level. Our teaching artists go into Sarasota and Manatee County schools engaging students in key academic subjects including Science, Language Arts and Theater. These inquiry based lessons were developed to Next Generation State Standards with FCAT impact/awareness/results. Designed to include students that have difficulty responding to other traditional forms of instruction, the Education Program introduces students of all learning levels and learning styles to this unique curriculum. Measurements to date demonstrate consistent benefits to retention rates and test outcomes. We follow the Kennedy Center Arts Integration protocol because it is known that “when students learn through Arts Integration, they are engaged in experiences in which they actively build and demonstrate their understanding of both the art form and the other curriculum area”. This school year we will be teaching 10 units in elementary schools, 3 units in Middle Schools while branching out into High Schools. Collectively, we will impact over 2000 students throughout the community.

The CAC Education curriculum, developed in accordance with Sunshine State Standards and FCAT requirements, captures students’ interests and illustrates that learning can be fun. Taking place in local public schools K-8, the program helps academics come alive! For example, imagine the engaged enthusiasm when students learn and experience physics utilizing the circus arts of juggling (Newton’s Law) and wire walking (center of balance and gravity).
Students experience a curriculum rich in Florida’s circus history and they are introduced to other art forms such as theater, music and dance all of which are closely interwoven with the circus. Beyond the academic base, the importance of discipline, teambuilding, trust and self-confidence is stressed throughout the lesson plans.
Budget $89,000
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success
The Big Top Education program began in 2007 at Rowlett Magnet Elementary School and has grown to include Lee Middle School and Palmetto Elementary during since inception. The program is slated for introduction at Southside Elementary during the coming school year (2012-2013) as a supplemental program in the science department.
Teaching artists collaborate with educators to lead lesson plans at the schools which later culminate with a program presented by the students at the Big Top for their parents and the upcoming grade level.
Long Term Success

An essential part of  The CAC's mission, the Education program has reached more than 12,000 students and has helped many economically and developmentally challenged students improve their learning capabilities. In addition, approximately 3,000 tickets are donated each year to low income families so they can share in the thrilling experience of Circus Sarasota’s performances under the Big Top. This program is vital to the development of the whole child.

Program Success Monitoring The Education clowns/instructors meet with the education advisory committee monthly (and more frequently as necessary) to discuss curriculum and the progress of the program. An education task force is under development to help guide, direct and advise the program as it is growing quickly.
Program Success Examples

Following a field trip to Circus Sarasota, 7th grade students shared their reactions:

“I never knew science had so much to do with the circus arts”

“I really enjoyed learning the physics behind the acts”

“I learned that they use gravity, inertia, acceleration and force when juggling”

“The Big Top Education program is wonderful for teaching children the real-world concept of teamwork as well as patience”  –Paula F. Karalis, First Grade Teacher, Rowlett Magnet Elementary School

“Karen Bell & Robin Eurich provided our group of professional teachers an insightful, fun, and informative seminar on Physics and how to present it to our students in a playful and instructive way” 

Program Comments by Organization
On October 5, 2011, Circus Sarasota assumed full management of the legendary Sailor Circus, an acquisition that is proving beneficial for the students who participate in the 66-year old Sailor Circus, the longest-running youth circus in America.  For the first time in history, there is a waiting list for this program.  The Humor Therapy program continues to experience increased demand for service with our collaborative care facilities partners.  The Education program now has a waiting list of schools as word has spread about this successful educational program that fills needs schools otherwise struggle to provide due to budget cuts.
Pedro Reis - Founder/CEO of The Circus Arts Conservatory
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Pedro Reis
CEO Term Start July 1997
CEO/Executive Director Email
After a distinguished career as an aerialist, Pedro Reis teamed up with circus legend Dolly Jacobs and founded Circus Sarasota in 1997, a one-ring European style circus dedicated to continuing the legacy started by John Ringling in 1927. So once again Sarasota is home to the circus after an absence of more than thirty years.

Mr. Reis is responsible for compiling and controlling the organization’s budget; negotiating contracts with the artists, and generally oversees the overall running of the organization.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Mr. Henry Barragan Operations and Logistics Manager
Ms. Karen Bell Program Manager, Big Top Education
Mrs. Jennifer Gemmeke Development and Grants Manager
Ms. Dolly Jacobs Co-Founder, Associate Director
Ms. Jennifer Mitchell Managing Director
Mr. Chuck Sidlow Senior Program Manager, Laughter Unlimited
Ms. Courtney Wyatt Circus Arts Manager
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 18
Part Time Staff 20
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 100
Volunteers 450
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes

The Circus Arts Conservatory  Community Collaborations

 Alta Vista Elementary School

American Red Cross

Bay Haven Elementary School

Bay Village

Booker Middle School

Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County

Children’s Haven

Consulate Health Care

Crossbreeze Care Center

DANA Foundation

Electa Lee Middle School

Emma E BookerElementary School

Florida Alliance for Arts Education

Florida State University Asolo Conservatory

Girls, Inc.

Gocio Elementary School

Goodwill Manasota

G-Wiz Science Museum

Harmony Health Care

Heartland Nursing Home and Rehabilitation

Key Chorale

Kineen Elementary School

Kobernick House & Anchin Pavilion

Laurel Nokomis Elementary School

Lee Memorial Children’s Hospital, Ft. Myers

Lee Middle School

Loveland Center

Meals on Wheels

Oneco Elementary School

PalmettoElementary School

Phoenix Academy Middle School

Pinebrook Nursing and Rehabilitation

Players Theater

Rowlett Magnet Elementary School

Sarasota Ballet of Florida

Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation

Sarasota Military Academy

Sarasota Symphony

Selby Gardens

Senior Friendship Center of Sarasota

Senior Friendship Center of Venice

Senior Health and Rehabilitation

Society for Arts in Healthcare

Southside Elementary School

Springwood Nursing and Rehabilitation

St Martha’s School

Suncoast Community Blood Bank

Tarpon Point Nursing Home

The Carroll Center at Glenridge

The Gap School

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

TheJohnnie B.Byrd Alzheimer'sCenter & ResearchInstitute

The Kennedy Center, Artists as Educators

The Pines of Sarasota

Tuttle Elementary School

United Cerebral Palsy

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Village on the Isles

Walgreens Pharmacies


External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Best Cultural Organization in SarasotaChamber of Commerce2012
Cultural Organization of The YearGreater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce2016
Nancy Roucher Arts Education AwardArts and Cultural Alliance2016
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Presenting PartnerSmithsonian Institution2017
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Destruction Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jack Brown
Company Affiliation Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Retired
Board Term July 2015 to June 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Jack Brown Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, President
Mrs. Linda Carson ABC 7
Mr. Jack Dean Sales Director - G. Fried Flooring America
Ms. Dolly Jacob The Circus Arts Conservatory
Ms. Soumya Kona CYD STAR Leadership Program Student Board Member
Mr. Barton Lowther Merrill Lynch
Mr. Pedro Reis Founder & CEO
Mrs. Colleen Thayer Legislative Affairs, SWFWMD
Mrs. Deborah Walk Archivist/Ringling Museum Curator
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Program / Program Planning
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $2,800,700.00
Projected Expenses $2,766,980.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal $5,000,000.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date 491622 as of Jan 2017
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$474,751$854,691$579,285
Investment Income, Net of Losses$38,229$6,201$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events($561)$164,214$144,583
Revenue In-Kind$308,818$306,589$311,833
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,441,404$2,387,488$2,252,218
Administration Expense$172,023$197,776$306,316
Fundraising Expense$223,740$189,837$314,480
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.250.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%86%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue47%19%43%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$4,828,855$5,072,362$4,466,471
Current Assets$1,546,738$1,568,932$1,310,710
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$204,584$214,490$193,500
Total Net Assets$4,624,271$4,857,872$4,272,971
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountPerforming Income $1,717,616Performing Income $1,851,063Performing Income $1,223,958
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $474,751Contributions, gifts, grants $854,691Contributions, gifts, grants $579,285
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEducation $331,655Education $303,067Education $218,917
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $100,001 - $125,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.567.316.77
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990.  990s and audits reconcile.
Nonprofit Circus Arts Conservatory Inc
Address 2075 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone 941 355-9335

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