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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Michigan Theater Foundation

Ann Arbor's non-profit center for fine film and the performing arts

three stars

89.58

603 East Liberty Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104
tel: (734) 668-8397   Web Site
EIN: 38-2269013

Board Leadership
James D. Buhr
Chair

CEO
Russ Collins
Executive Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.58 three stars
  Financial 91.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1979, the Michigan Theater Foundation works to preserve, restore and operate the Michigan Theater venues for the benefit of the community and of the arts. The foundation was established to save the Michigan Theater from demolition in 1979, when developers threatened to convert the theater into a food court. Today, the Michigan Theater is proud to serve as the community gathering place for the greater Ann Arbor area. Over 250,000 guests attend movies, plays, music and comedy concerts, talks, meetings, parties, weddings and other events each year.

Founded in 1979, the Michigan Theater Foundation works to preserve, restore and operate the Michigan Theater venues for the benefit of the community and of the arts. The foundation was established to save the Michigan Theater from demolition in 1979, when developers threatened to convert the theater into a food court. Today, the Michigan Theater is proud to serve as the community gathering place for the greater Ann Arbor area. Over 250,000 guests attend movies, plays, music and comedy concerts, talks, meetings, parties, weddings and other events each year.

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Financial

four stars

91.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.43
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Theater Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Theater Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.58 three stars
Film Forum (NY) 85.12 three stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (PA) 91.77 four stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.72 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,292,522
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $635,269
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $112,500
Total Contributions $2,040,291
   Program Service Revenue $3,585,462
Total Primary Revenue $5,625,753
   Other Revenue $501,399
TOTAL REVENUE $6,127,152
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,252,285
   Administrative Expenses $441,156
   Fundraising Expenses $694,685
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,388,126
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-260,974
   
Net Assets $13,004,596

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
Operation, Maintenance, and Restoration of Theater $4,867,699 92.7%
Annual Seminar $384,586 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 89.58 three stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 90.39 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 90.44 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 88.33 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 86.26 three stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 89.10 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2014 89.15 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 38-2269013
Name in IRS Master File MICHIGAN THEATER FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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 February, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,734 1.81% Russell B. Collins CEO, Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.58 three stars
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 85.84 three stars
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (OH) 89.31 three stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 90.86 four stars
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (PA) 91.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Michigan Theater Foundation
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
tel: (734) 668-8397
fax: (734) 668-7136
EIN: 38-2269013

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Board Leadership

James D. Buhr
Chair

CEO

Russ Collins
Executive Director & CEO

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