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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The Ghetto Film School

Creativity is the future of education.

four stars

90.17

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

Board Leadership
Neal Arthur
Chair

CEO
Stosh Mintek
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.17 four stars
  Financial 86.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of participants engaged in programs
4,000
Hours of expertise provided
1,000
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

three stars

86.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
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.

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The Ghetto Film School (NY) 90.17 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,046,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $-28,810
Total Contributions $3,017,532
   Program Service Revenue $329,371
Total Primary Revenue $3,346,903
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $3,346,903
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,697,624
   Administrative Expenses $306,254
   Fundraising Expenses $323,222
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,327,100
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,803
   
Net Assets $1,814,395

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
Fellows Program $2,154,440 79.9%
Roster $420,812 15.6%
Digital Bodega $122,372 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 90.17 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.32 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,321 4.51% Stosh Mintek Chief Executive Officer

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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

Stosh Mintek
CEO

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