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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Jacob Burns Film Center

Nonprofit. Film. Education. Community.

four stars

94.86

364 Manville Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570
tel: (914) 773-7663   Web Site
EIN: 13-4038441

Board Leadership
Janet Benton
Chair

CEO
Edie Demas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.86 four stars
  Financial 93.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community. Since the JBFC opened its doors to the public in June 2001, more than a million people have seen over 3,000 films from every corner of the globe. Nearly 60,000 students in grades 3-12 and in college have participated in our education programs, more than 50% of them from underserved communities throughout the tri-state area. Our education programs are grounded in 21st century literacy skills, including critical viewing and production. These skills are essential for a generation growing up in a world in which media and technology is increasingly the way we participate in community, and engage in democracy and the global economy.

Founded in 1998, The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community. Since the JBFC opened its doors to the public in June 2001, more than a million people have seen over 3,000 films from every corner of the globe. Nearly 60,000 students in grades 3-12 and in college have participated in our education programs, more than 50% of them from underserved communities throughout the tri-state area. Our education programs are grounded in 21st century literacy skills, including critical viewing and production. These skills are essential for a generation growing up in a world in which media and technology is increasingly the way we participate in community, and engage in democracy and the global economy.

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Financial

four stars

93.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.57
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jacob Burns Film Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jacob Burns Film Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.86 four stars
Playhouse Square Foundation (OH) 89.48 three stars
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 91.98 four stars
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 88.89 three stars
California Film Institute (CA) 85.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,188,888
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $193,729
Total Contributions $2,382,617
   Program Service Revenue $3,507,177
Total Primary Revenue $5,889,794
   Other Revenue $2,675,733
TOTAL REVENUE $8,565,527
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,625,791
   Administrative Expenses $599,907
   Fundraising Expenses $609,458
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,835,156
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-269,629
   
Net Assets $47,309,848

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
Jacob Burns Film Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 94.86 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 94.09 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 96.91 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 95.00 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.82 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 93.30 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 89.69 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 90.07 four stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 99.05 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 90.47 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 86.04 three stars
2009-09 07/01/2010 98.58 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 84.18 three stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 91.88 four stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 96.59 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 95.49 four 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 13-4038441
Name in IRS Master File JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER INC
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,018 2.27% Edith Demas Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.86 four stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars
Philadelphia Film Society (PA) 90.99 four stars
Children's Theatre Company (MN) 88.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
tel: (914) 773-7663
fax: (914) 773-0762
EIN: 13-4038441

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Board Leadership

Janet Benton
Chair

CEO

Edie Demas
Executive Director

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