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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

90.95

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

Board Leadership
Kenneth B. Mumma
President

CEO
Mary Foote
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.95 four stars
  Financial 93.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.03
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 90.95 four stars
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 95.39 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 88.33 three stars
Maui Arts & Cultural Center (HI) 86.75 three stars
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 88.71 three stars

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The 658-seat Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at 227 Bridge Street. Opened in 1903, the Colonial is the last surviving of four theatres once existing in the borough and is the only theatre of its kind in Chester County. The theatre is owned and operated by the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a nonprofit corporation, which re-opened the theatre in 1999. The Colonial's programming includes art and independent films seven nights a week, classic films, programs for young audiences, live concerts, and community events. ACT is committed to the full restoration of the Colonial as a cultural arts center. To that end, ACT presents film, live theatre, music, dance and other community events in the heart of Phoenixville's historic business district.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $436,195
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $42,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $478,545
   Program Service Revenue $487,649
Total Primary Revenue $966,194
   Other Revenue $97,913
TOTAL REVENUE $1,064,107
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $774,206
   Administrative Expenses $72,037
   Fundraising Expenses $92,585
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $938,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $125,279
   
Net Assets $4,659,570

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.

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Ratings History
Association for the Colonial Theatre has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,538 6.98% Mary Foote Executive Director

The 658-seat Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at 227 Bridge Street. Opened in 1903, the Colonial is the last surviving of four theatres once existing in the borough and is the only theatre of its kind in Chester County. The theatre is owned and operated by the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a nonprofit corporation, which re-opened the theatre in 1999. The Colonial's programming includes art and independent films seven nights a week, classic films, programs for young audiences, live concerts, and community events. ACT is committed to the full restoration of the Colonial as a cultural arts center. To that end, ACT presents film, live theatre, music, dance and other community events in the heart of Phoenixville's historic business district.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 90.95 four stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 92.06 four stars
Maui Arts & Cultural Center (HI) 86.75 three stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 91.74 four stars
The Grand 1894 Opera House (TX) 85.85 three 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

Kenneth B. Mumma
President

CEO

Mary Foote
Executive Director

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