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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Lark

Plays in process for a world in progress

three stars

88.13

311 West 43rd Street Suite 406
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 246-2676   Web Site
EIN: 13-3779197

Board Leadership
Colin Greer
President

CEO
John Clinton Eisner
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.13 three stars
  Financial 92.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lark is an international theater laboratory, based in New York City, dedicated to empowering playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community. We provide writers with money, space, collaborators, audiences, professional connections and the freedom to design their own processes of exploration. We believe that playwrights are society's truth tellers and their work strengthens our collective capacity to understand our world and imagine its future.

The Lark is an international theater laboratory, based in New York City, dedicated to empowering playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community. We provide writers with money, space, collaborators, audiences, professional connections and the freedom to design their own processes of exploration. We believe that playwrights are society's truth tellers and their work strengthens our collective capacity to understand our world and imagine its future.

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Financial

four stars

92.48

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Lark on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Lark on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Lark (NY) 88.13 three stars
Academy of American Poets (NY) 88.01 three stars
National Book Foundation (NY) 87.39 three stars
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY) 88.93 three stars
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) 92.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,322,924
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $122,710
Total Contributions $2,445,634
   Program Service Revenue $12,308
Total Primary Revenue $2,457,942
   Other Revenue $2,543
TOTAL REVENUE $2,460,485
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,552,109
   Administrative Expenses $202,936
   Fundraising Expenses $307,856
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,062,901
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $397,584
   
Net Assets $2,198,238

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.13 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 85.14 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.94 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3779197
Name in IRS Master File LARK THEATRE COMPANY INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(88) Community theatrical group
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$71,234 3.45% John Clinton Eisner Artistic Director
Other Salaries of Note
$14,400 0.69% Arthur Kopit Trustee

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Lark (NY) 88.13 three stars
The Kitchen (NY) 87.28 three stars
Association of Performing Arts Professionals (DC) 87.35 three stars
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) 92.11 four stars
The Sphinx Organization (MI) 85.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Lark
311 West 43rd Street
Suite 406
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 246-2676
EIN: 13-3779197

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Board Leadership

Colin Greer
President

CEO

John Clinton Eisner
Artistic Director

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