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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Victory Garden Theater

Nurturing and producing dynamic and inspiring new plays

four stars

91.33

2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 549-5788   Web Site
EIN: 36-2807341

Board Leadership
Charles E. Harris II
President

CEO
Roxanna Conner
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.33 four stars
  Financial 94.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Victory Gardens is dedicated to artistic excellence while creating a vital, contemporary American Theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through quality productions of challenging new plays and musicals. Victory Gardens Theater is a leader in developing and producing new theatre work and cultivating an inclusive theater community. Victory Gardens' core strengths are nurturing and producing dynamic and inspiring new plays, reflecting the diversity of our city's and nation's culture through engaging diverse communities, and in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, bringing art and culture to our city's active student population.

Victory Gardens is dedicated to artistic excellence while creating a vital, contemporary American Theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through quality productions of challenging new plays and musicals. Victory Gardens Theater is a leader in developing and producing new theatre work and cultivating an inclusive theater community. Victory Gardens' core strengths are nurturing and producing dynamic and inspiring new plays, reflecting the diversity of our city's and nation's culture through engaging diverse communities, and in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, bringing art and culture to our city's active student population.

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Financial

four stars

94.59

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Victory Garden Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Victory Garden Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 91.33 four stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.28 three stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 92.52 four stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 86.80 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 87.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,766,104
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $212,647
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,978,751
   Program Service Revenue $836,674
Total Primary Revenue $2,815,425
   Other Revenue $314,984
TOTAL REVENUE $3,130,409
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,613,617
   Administrative Expenses $380,487
   Fundraising Expenses $211,245
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,205,349
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-74,940
   
Net Assets $8,775,646

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
Plays $2,327,884 89.1%
Wallace Project $181,804 7.0%
Education $75,420 2.9%

Ratings History
Victory Garden Theater has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 91.33 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.85 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 92.14 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.53 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.32 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 78.91 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 86.00 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 36-2807341
Name in IRS Master File VICTORY GARDEN THEATER
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
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, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,588 3.26% Erica Daniels Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$106,785 3.33% Chay Yew Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 91.33 four stars
Seattle Repertory Theatre (WA) 87.35 three stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 86.01 three stars
Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY) 91.73 four stars
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (OH) 96.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Victory Garden Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (773) 549-5788
fax: (773) 549-2779
EIN: 36-2807341

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Board Leadership

Charles E. Harris II
President

CEO

Roxanna Conner
Managing Director

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