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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

SIFF

Cinema, Festival, Education

two stars

73.51

305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 464-5830   Web Site
EIN: 91-1489660

Board Leadership
Amy Fulford
President

CEO
Amy Fulford
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.51 two stars
  Financial 73.04 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SIFF's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. Founded in 1976, SIFF is Seattle's leading year-round film organization that brings the best in international and independent film to the Seattle area with the Seattle International Film Festival (now in its 39th year), SIFF Cinema and Futurewave Education. At SIFF, we pride ourselves in offering audiences the opportunity to discover original stories, explore diverse cultures, and take new emotional journeys.

SIFF's mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. Founded in 1976, SIFF is Seattle's leading year-round film organization that brings the best in international and independent film to the Seattle area with the Seattle International Film Festival (now in its 39th year), SIFF Cinema and Futurewave Education. At SIFF, we pride ourselves in offering audiences the opportunity to discover original stories, explore diverse cultures, and take new emotional journeys.

Financial

two stars

73.04

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 85.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SIFF on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SIFF on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFF (WA) 73.51 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,435,738
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $386,088
   Fundraising Events $224,913
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $328,102
Total Contributions $2,374,841
   Program Service Revenue $3,120,218
Total Primary Revenue $5,495,059
   Other Revenue $684,268
TOTAL REVENUE $6,179,327
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,551,996
   Administrative Expenses $748,076
   Fundraising Expenses $588,396
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,888,468
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-709,141
   
Net Assets $671,379

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
Film Festival $5,551,996 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 73.51 two stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 72.26 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 73.81 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 72.08 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 72.54 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.64 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 74.30 two stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 84.21 three stars
2012-09 05/01/2014 84.78 three stars
2011-09 09/01/2013 83.11 three 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 91-1489660
Name in IRS Master File SIFF
NTEE Code O99
NTEE Classification Youth Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1991
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,200 1.38% Amy Fulford Interim Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFF (WA) 73.51 two stars
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Savannah Music Festival (GA) 87.26 three stars
International Festival of Arts & Ideas (CT) 89.60 three stars
Bravo! Vail (CO) 85.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

SIFF
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 464-5830
fax: (206) 264-7919
EIN: 91-1489660

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Board Leadership

Amy Fulford
President

CEO

Amy Fulford
Interim Executive Director

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