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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Association for the Colonial Theatre

To enhance the well-being of the region by restoring the landmark Colonial Theatre and promoting cultural, economic, and civic life.

four stars

92.38

227 Bridge Street Phoenixville, PA 19460
tel: (610) 917-1228   Web Site
EIN: 23-2846336

Board Leadership
Suzanne V. Norris
President

CEO
Kenneth L. Metzner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Colonial Theatre's mission is to nurture community by celebrating the power of film and the performing arts to entertain, inform, and reveal meaning. Our vision is to be a leading, independent, multi-arts center offering a surprising array of programming for a vibrant community.

The Colonial Theatre's mission is to nurture community by celebrating the power of film and the performing arts to entertain, inform, and reveal meaning. Our vision is to be a leading, independent, multi-arts center offering a surprising array of programming for a vibrant community.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.81
  Program Expenses Growth 31.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Association for the Colonial Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Association for the Colonial Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We have so many programs that we could endlessly seek feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 92.38 four stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 89.33 three stars
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 92.71 four stars
CAPA New Haven (CT) 88.87 three stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $495,771
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $495,771
   Program Service Revenue $1,127,081
Total Primary Revenue $1,622,852
   Other Revenue $253,188
TOTAL REVENUE $1,876,040
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,895,028
   Administrative Expenses $93,186
   Fundraising Expenses $128,027
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,116,241
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-240,201
   
Net Assets $5,118,454

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
Affordable Arts & Culture Programming $1,895,028 100.0%

Ratings History
Association for the Colonial Theatre has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/23/2020 92.38 four stars
2018-08 07/01/2019 93.98 four stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 90.34 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 90.22 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 90.95 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 91.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 90.51 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 23-2846336
Name in IRS Master File ASSOCIATION FOR THE COLONIAL THEATER
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(91) Art exhibit
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, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,000 3.68% Ken Metzner Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 92.38 four stars
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 87.66 three stars
Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) 89.89 three stars
Symphony Space (NY) 94.02 four stars
Omaha Performing Arts (NE) 90.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Association for the Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
tel: (610) 917-1228
EIN: 23-2846336

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Board Leadership

Suzanne V. Norris
President

CEO

Kenneth L. Metzner
Executive Director

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