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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Chicago Humanities Festival

Creating opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy and explore the humanities

three stars

82.09

500 North Dearborn Suite 825
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 661-1028   Web Site
EIN: 36-7148236

Board Leadership
Allegra E. Biery
Chair

CEO
Phillip Bahar
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.09 three stars
  Financial 77.19 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1989, The Chicago Humanities Festival's mission is to create opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy and explore the humanities. We fulfill this mission through our annual festivals, the fall Chicago Humanities Festival and the spring Stages, Sights & Sounds, and by presenting programs throughout the year that encourage the study and enjoyment of the humanities. The Chicago Humanities Festival is devoted to making the humanities a vital and vibrant ingredient of daily life. We believe that access to cultural, artistic and educational opportunities is a necessary element for a healthy and robust civic environment. Tickets for most Fall Festival programs are $12 and many programs are free of charge to students and teachers.

Established in 1989, The Chicago Humanities Festival's mission is to create opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy and explore the humanities. We fulfill this mission through our annual festivals, the fall Chicago Humanities Festival and the spring Stages, Sights & Sounds, and by presenting programs throughout the year that encourage the study and enjoyment of the humanities. The Chicago Humanities Festival is devoted to making the humanities a vital and vibrant ingredient of daily life. We believe that access to cultural, artistic and educational opportunities is a necessary element for a healthy and robust civic environment. Tickets for most Fall Festival programs are $12 and many programs are free of charge to students and teachers.

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Financial

two stars

77.19

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
61.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.62
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Humanities Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Humanities Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Humanities Festival (IL) 82.09 three stars
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 91.70 four stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 97.87 four stars
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 94.45 four stars
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,713,348
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $559,643
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $378,762
Total Contributions $3,651,753
   Program Service Revenue $499,952
Total Primary Revenue $4,151,705
   Other Revenue $166,999
TOTAL REVENUE $4,318,704
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,343,290
   Administrative Expenses $518,446
   Fundraising Expenses $840,070
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,701,806
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $616,898
   
Net Assets $12,922,562

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-02 07/01/2019 82.09 three stars
2017-02 03/01/2018 83.39 three stars
2016-02 05/01/2017 84.53 three stars
2015-02 06/01/2016 85.80 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-02 09/01/2015 83.08 three stars
2013-02 11/01/2014 75.88 two 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 36-7148236
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL
NTEE Code A99
NTEE Classification Arts, Culture, and Humanities N.E.C.
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(64) Commemorative event (centennial, festival, pageant, etc.)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End February
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • February, 2018
  • February, 2017
  • February, 2016
  • February, 2015
  • February, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$230,625 6.23% Philip Bahar Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Humanities Festival (IL) 82.09 three stars
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.37 three stars
Spoleto Festival USA (SC) 86.13 three stars
Austin Film Society (TX) 95.21 four stars
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 93.70 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Humanities Festival
500 North Dearborn
Suite 825
Chicago, IL 60654
tel: (312) 661-1028
fax: (312) 661-1018
EIN: 36-7148236

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Board Leadership

Allegra E. Biery
Chair

CEO

Phillip Bahar
Executive Director

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