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Moving Picture Institute

Promoting freedom through film

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four stars

97.87

375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013
tel: (646) 926-0674   Web Site
EIN: 20-3237801

Board Leadership
David Thayer
Chairman

CEO
Robert Pfaltzgraff
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.87 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Moving Picture Institute believes that film, more effectively than any other medium, can bring the idea of freedom to life. In keeping with that belief, we are working to ensure that film becomes a center of genuinely democratic art in the coming years. Our goal is to guarantee that film's unique capacity to give shape to abstract principles-to make them move and breathe-is used to support and promote liberty. Toward that end, we fund films from development through post-production, support up-and-coming filmmakers, and serve as a high-level intern placement service.

The Moving Picture Institute believes that film, more effectively than any other medium, can bring the idea of freedom to life. In keeping with that belief, we are working to ensure that film becomes a center of genuinely democratic art in the coming years. Our goal is to guarantee that film's unique capacity to give shape to abstract principles-to make them move and breathe-is used to support and promote liberty. Toward that end, we fund films from development through post-production, support up-and-coming filmmakers, and serve as a high-level intern placement service.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Total number of video views across various internet platforms.
38,000,000
Total number of students reached with MPI's classroom materials.
68,000
Total number of filmmakers supported.
250
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 14.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Moving Picture Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Moving Picture Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 97.87 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,274,114
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,274,114
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,274,114
   Other Revenue $8,764
TOTAL REVENUE $3,282,878
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,180,423
   Administrative Expenses $220,095
   Fundraising Expenses $89,451
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,489,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-207,091
   
Net Assets $3,315,548

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
MPI Rising Filmmakers Program $1,285,548 40.4%
We the Internet $1,021,062 32.1%
Production and Promotion Program $873,813 27.5%

Ratings History
Moving Picture Institute has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/01/2018 97.87 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.15 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 95.20 four stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 89.37 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 86.54 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 84.42 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 20-3237801
Name in IRS Master File MOVING PICTURES INSTITUTE
NTEE Code A12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 January, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,869 4.78% Robert Pfaltzgraff President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 97.87 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Moving Picture Institute
375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
tel: (646) 926-0674
EIN: 20-3237801

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Board Leadership

David Thayer
Chairman

CEO

Robert Pfaltzgraff
President

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