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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

A Noise Within

Classic Theatre, Modern Magic

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four stars

91.33

3352 East Foothill Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107
tel: (626) 356-3100   Web Site
EIN: 95-4443878

Board Leadership
William T. Kennedy
President, Chair

CEO
Geoff Elliott & Julia Rodriguez-Elliott
Producing Artistic Directors

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.33 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A Noise Within produces classic theatre as an essential means to enrich our community by embracing universal human experiences, expanding personal awareness, and challenging individual perspectives. Our company of resident and guest artists performing in rotating repertory immerses student and general audiences in timeless, epic stories in an intimate setting.

A Noise Within produces classic theatre as an essential means to enrich our community by embracing universal human experiences, expanding personal awareness, and challenging individual perspectives. Our company of resident and guest artists performing in rotating repertory immerses student and general audiences in timeless, epic stories in an intimate setting.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of free seats filled for performances
8,055
Average dollar price for performance tickets
36
Total number of performances
169
Total number of classes offered
122
Total Number of Students and Teachers Served
16,017
Number of Schools Served
185
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.77
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Noise Within on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Noise Within on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Noise Within (CA) 91.33 four stars
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (NJ) 87.14 three stars
York Theatre Company (NY) 85.56 three stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 94.13 four stars
The Cleveland Play House (OH) 89.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,305,131
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $73,950
Total Contributions $1,379,081
   Program Service Revenue $1,701,716
Total Primary Revenue $3,080,797
   Other Revenue $120,575
TOTAL REVENUE $3,201,372
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,971,371
   Administrative Expenses $203,920
   Fundraising Expenses $227,860
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,403,151
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-201,779
   
Net Assets $11,624,477

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Theatre $1,945,510 65.5%
Student Matinees and Evening Performances $805,454 27.1%
Acting Classes $201,363 6.8%

Ratings History
A Noise Within has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.33 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 94.06 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.99 four stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 93.22 four stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 90.73 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 86.05 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.65 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 76.59 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 72.34 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 69.52 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.29 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 92.67 four stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 87.38 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 68.45 one star
2006-06 10/01/2007 68.92 one star

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

EIN 95-4443878
Name in IRS Master File A NOISE WITHIN
NTEE Code A60
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1993
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
$125,281 3.68% Geoff Elliott Co-Artistic Director
Other Salaries of Note
$112,207 3.29% Julia Rodriguez-Elliott Co-Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Noise Within (CA) 91.33 four stars
Florida Studio Theatre (FL) 88.01 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 88.50 three stars
Old Globe Theatre (CA) 91.86 four stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 86.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

A Noise Within
3352 East Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
tel: (626) 356-3100
fax: (626) 356-3120
EIN: 95-4443878

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Board Leadership

William T. Kennedy
President, Chair

CEO

Geoff Elliott & Julia Rodriguez-Elliott
Producing Artistic Directors

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