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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The Ghetto Film School

Creativity is the future of education.

four stars

91.42

79 Alexander Avenue 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10454
tel: (718) 589-5470   Web Site
EIN: 13-4127229

Board Leadership
Neal Arthur
Chair

CEO
Joe Hall
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.42 four stars
  Financial 87.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ghetto Film School educates, develops, and celebrates the next generation of great American storytellers. The programs teach the arts of cinematic storytelling to the young people in the Bronx and beyond. The organization is supported by a wide network of filmmakers, media professionals, corporate and government partners. Ghetto Film School operates three inter-related programs; each year we educate 650 young storytellers with our South Bronx programming, and over 100,000 nationwide and beyond through strategic collaborations and an online MasterClass series.

Ghetto Film School educates, develops, and celebrates the next generation of great American storytellers. The programs teach the arts of cinematic storytelling to the young people in the Bronx and beyond. The organization is supported by a wide network of filmmakers, media professionals, corporate and government partners. Ghetto Film School operates three inter-related programs; each year we educate 650 young storytellers with our South Bronx programming, and over 100,000 nationwide and beyond through strategic collaborations and an online MasterClass series.

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Financial

three stars

87.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 30.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ghetto Film School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ghetto Film School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Ghetto Film School (NY) 91.42 four stars
Merola Opera Program (CA) 85.68 three stars
Studio in a School (NY) 88.72 three stars
Arts for Learning (FL) 88.01 three stars
NDI New Mexico (NM) 91.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,190,860
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $268,600
Total Contributions $3,459,460
   Program Service Revenue $306,137
Total Primary Revenue $3,765,597
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $3,765,597
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,437,254
   Administrative Expenses $398,938
   Fundraising Expenses $432,786
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,268,978
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $496,619
   
Net Assets $2,479,073

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
Pre-Professional Fellows Program $1,403,878 57.6%
Early Career Digital Bodega $1,033,376 42.4%

Ratings History
The Ghetto Film School has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.42 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.82 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 95.22 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 90.87 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.70 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.15 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.14 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 13-4127229
Name in IRS Master File GHETTO FILM SCHOOL INC
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 November, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$165,000 5.04% Joe Hall President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Ghetto Film School (NY) 91.42 four stars
Academy of Vocal Arts (PA) 86.47 three stars
Joy of Music Program (MA) 89.45 three stars
Center for Creative Education (FL) 97.95 four stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 88.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Ghetto Film School
79 Alexander Avenue
4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10454
tel: (718) 589-5470
EIN: 13-4127229

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Board Leadership

Neal Arthur
Chair

CEO

Joe Hall
President

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