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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

89.15

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

Board Leadership
Kevin Teng
Chair

CEO
Britta Erickson
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.15 three stars
  Financial 89.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

three stars

89.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.4%
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) 89.15 three stars
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.11 four stars
May Festival (OH) 87.46 three stars
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 88.78 three stars
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 92.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,475,026
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $295,860
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $633,320
Total Contributions $3,404,206
   Program Service Revenue $2,376,355
Total Primary Revenue $5,780,561
   Other Revenue $270,383
TOTAL REVENUE $6,050,944
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,973,605
   Administrative Expenses $601,747
   Fundraising Expenses $328,303
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,903,655
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $147,289
   
Net Assets $2,434,295

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 $1,724,834 34.7%
Denver Film Festival $1,338,872 26.9%
Filmmaker Focus $888,831 17.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-01 11/01/2019 89.15 three stars
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, 2018
  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,161 2.56% Andrew Rodgers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Film Society (CO) 89.15 three stars
Grant Park Music Festival (IL) 86.31 three stars
Austin Film Society (TX) 95.21 four stars
International Festival of Arts & Ideas (CT) 89.60 three stars
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 87.26 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

Britta Erickson
Interim Executive Director

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