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Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Inspiring our communities to dream and dare

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four stars

90.34

1149 Bethel Street Suite 700
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (808) 839-9885   Web Site
EIN: 99-0107563

Board Leadership
Jennifer Diesman Sullivan
Board President

CEO
Becky Dunning
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.34 four stars
  Financial 86.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) is to produce professional theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of young people, families and educators in the State of Hawaii.

As the only professional nonprofit theatre in the State and the largest independent provider of arts education in Hawaii, the company has long played a leading role in the region. Founded in 1955, HTY is best known for its long history of innovative drama education programming and the creation of original theatrical work for young people. Annually, HTY produces 6-8 plays and drama education workshops that benefit 100,000 people statewide.

HTY is dedicated to serving all young people in Hawaii, regardless of their geographic, social, cultural or economic background. With a resident company of professional artists and educators, it is one of the largest employers of professional artists in Hawaii.

The mission of Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) is to produce professional theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of young people, families and educators in the State of Hawaii.

As the only professional nonprofit theatre in the State and the largest independent provider of arts education in Hawaii, the company has long played a leading role in the region. Founded in 1955, HTY is best known for its long history of innovative drama education programming and the creation of original theatrical work for young people. Annually, HTY produces 6-8 plays and drama education workshops that benefit 100,000 people statewide.

HTY is dedicated to serving all young people in Hawaii, regardless of their geographic, social, cultural or economic background. With a resident company of professional artists and educators, it is one of the largest employers of professional artists in Hawaii.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of performances
517
Total number of works developed
8
Total number of Attendance
103,907
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

three stars

86.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Honolulu Theatre for Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Honolulu Theatre for Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 90.34 four stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 86.93 three stars
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 87.85 three stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.19 four stars
Midland Community Theatre (TX) 85.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $602,407
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $143,921
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $104,733
Total Contributions $851,061
   Program Service Revenue $887,177
Total Primary Revenue $1,738,238
   Other Revenue $72
TOTAL REVENUE $1,738,310
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,412,731
   Administrative Expenses $138,889
   Fundraising Expenses $123,497
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,675,117
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $63,193
   
Net Assets $748,087

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
Theatrical Productions $1,076,385 76.2%
Theatre and Drama Education Programs $336,346 23.8%

Ratings History
Honolulu Theatre for Youth has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 06/01/2019 90.34 four stars
2017-05 06/01/2018 90.97 four stars
2016-05 06/01/2017 86.61 three stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 79.84 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 09/01/2015 83.63 three stars
2013-05 07/01/2014 83.74 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 99-0107563
Name in IRS Master File HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$60,504 3.61% Becky Dunning Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$60,504 3.61% Daniel Kelin Director Of Education
$60,504 3.61% Eric Johnson Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 90.34 four stars
Rehearsal for Life, Inc. (Urban Improv/Freelance) (MA) 86.17 three stars
Asolo Repertory Theatre (FL) 96.11 four stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.18 three stars
George Street Playhouse (NJ) 93.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Honolulu Theatre for Youth
1149 Bethel Street
Suite 700
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (808) 839-9885
fax: (855) 480-5658
EIN: 99-0107563

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Diesman Sullivan
Board President

CEO

Becky Dunning
Managing Director

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