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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

SIFF

Cinema, Festival, Education

two stars

72.26

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

Board Leadership
Lynn Hubbard
President

CEO
Andrew Haines
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.26 two stars
  Financial 68.22 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

one star

68.22

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFF (WA) 72.26 two stars
Austin Film Society (TX) 95.21 four stars
The Gilmore (MI) 85.75 three stars
Charleston Wine + Food Festival (SC) 91.36 four stars
Grant Park Music Festival (IL) 86.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,070,227
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $499,557
   Fundraising Events $253,091
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $265,539
Total Contributions $2,088,414
   Program Service Revenue $3,249,619
Total Primary Revenue $5,338,033
   Other Revenue $572,481
TOTAL REVENUE $5,910,514
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,500,315
   Administrative Expenses $857,718
   Fundraising Expenses $549,316
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,907,349
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,165
   
Net Assets $1,380,520

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 $4,500,315 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$140,905 2.38% Sarah Wilke Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SIFF (WA) 72.26 two stars
Sundance Institute (CA) 90.24 four stars
Charleston Wine + Food Festival (SC) 91.36 four stars
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 87.26 three stars
Spoleto Festival USA (SC) 86.13 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

Lynn Hubbard
President

CEO

Andrew Haines
Executive Director

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