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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Denver Film Society

Developing Opportunities for Diverse Audiences to Discover Film Through Creative, Thought-Provoking Experiences

three stars

88.24

1510 York Street 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80206
tel: (303) 595-3456   Web Site
EIN: 84-0771070

Board Leadership
Kevin Teng
Chair

CEO
Andrew Rodgers
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.24 three stars
  Financial 87.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) has worked to promote film as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects and renowned special events. DFS is dedicated to engaging its members and general audiences in a lifelong relationship with film.

The Denver Film Society operates the Sie FilmCenter, the organization's year-round cinematic home, presents the annual award-winning Denver Film Festival in November, and hosts the popular summer movies series, Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Since 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) has worked to promote film as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects and renowned special events. DFS is dedicated to engaging its members and general audiences in a lifelong relationship with film.

The Denver Film Society operates the Sie FilmCenter, the organization's year-round cinematic home, presents the annual award-winning Denver Film Festival in November, and hosts the popular summer movies series, Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Financial

three stars

87.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Film Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Film Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Film Society (CO) 88.24 three stars
Aspen Music Festival and School (CO) 91.83 four stars
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 91.04 four stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 89.48 three stars
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 90.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,186,467
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $271,556
   Fundraising Events $10,934
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $532,726
Total Contributions $2,001,683
   Program Service Revenue $2,255,000
Total Primary Revenue $4,256,683
   Other Revenue $307,193
TOTAL REVENUE $4,563,876
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,934,344
   Administrative Expenses $499,507
   Fundraising Expenses $392,570
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,826,421
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-262,545
   
Net Assets $2,305,811

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
Sie Film Center $1,370,490 34.8%
Denver Film Festival $1,107,750 28.2%
Film on the Rocks $839,128 21.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-01 02/01/2019 88.24 three stars
2017-01 02/01/2018 89.90 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 88.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 84.44 three stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 80.59 three stars
2013-03 10/01/2014 86.15 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 84-0771070
Name in IRS Master File DENVER FILM SOCIETY
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 (90) Cultural performances
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 December, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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
$144,801 3.00% Andrew Rodgers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Film Society (CO) 88.24 three stars
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 92.38 four stars
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 90.28 four stars
Austin Film Society (TX) 92.50 four stars
Strings Music Festival (CO) 89.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Film Society
1510 York Street
3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80206
tel: (303) 595-3456
EIN: 84-0771070

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Board Leadership

Kevin Teng
Chair

CEO

Andrew Rodgers
Executive Director

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