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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Motion picture theater and film education center

three stars

89.41

824 W. Lancaster Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
tel: (610) 527-4008   Web Site
EIN: 04-3682610

Board Leadership
Juliet J. Goodfriend
Founder and Board Chair

CEO
Samuel R. Scott
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.41 three stars
  Financial 85.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is a motion picture theater and film education center. BMFI is dedicated to promoting shared experiences that entertain, engage, and educate audiences through a diverse range of independent-minded films, a full curriculum of courses, and an extensive program of special events. BMFI builds community through film culture, while maintaining strong connections to its historic venue's cinematic past.

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is a motion picture theater and film education center. BMFI is dedicated to promoting shared experiences that entertain, engage, and educate audiences through a diverse range of independent-minded films, a full curriculum of courses, and an extensive program of special events. BMFI builds community through film culture, while maintaining strong connections to its historic venue's cinematic past.

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Financial

three stars

85.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.34
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bryn Mawr Film Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bryn Mawr Film Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 89.41 three stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 95.65 four stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.72 four stars
Apollo Theater Foundation (NY) 89.67 three stars
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 88.13 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $460,329
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $563,471
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,248
Total Contributions $1,041,048
   Program Service Revenue $1,966,711
Total Primary Revenue $3,007,759
   Other Revenue $352,337
TOTAL REVENUE $3,360,096
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,225,251
   Administrative Expenses $499,267
   Fundraising Expenses $282,267
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,006,785
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $353,311
   
Net Assets $9,712,911

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 89.41 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.29 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.04 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 94.15 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.15 four stars
2013-12 10/01/2015 91.87 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.25 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 89.06 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 04-3682610
Name in IRS Master File BRYN MAWR THEATER FILM INSTITUTE
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 August, 2002
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
$125,000 4.15% Samuel R. Scott Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 89.41 three stars
Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) 89.12 three stars
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 92.71 four stars
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars
CAPA New Haven (CT) 89.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
tel: (610) 527-4008
EIN: 04-3682610

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Board Leadership

Juliet J. Goodfriend
Founder and Board Chair

CEO

Samuel R. Scott
Executive Director

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