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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Actors' Shakespeare Project

Bringing Shakespeare's words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods

191 Highland Avenue Suite 2B
Somerville, MA 02143
tel: (617) 776-2200   Web Site
EIN: 20-0815685

Board Leadership
David Sandberg

Kimberly Dawson
Executive Producer


During our analysis of Actors' Shakespeare Project’s 07/2016 Form 990, the document revealed the following errors and omissions:
  • The organization has deducted event related fundraising expenses on both Page 9 and 10 of the Form 990.
We find such practices atypical when compared to how other charities operate, as well as a departure from how Actors' Shakespeare Project has reported its finances in the past. We have reached out to Actors' Shakespeare Project for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-07 04/09/2018 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Monday, April 9, 2018

2014-07 06/01/2016 85.03 three stars
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 83.95 three stars
2013-07 09/01/2015 85.93 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 20-0815685
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2016
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
  • July, 2011

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Charity Contact Info

Actors' Shakespeare Project
191 Highland Avenue
Suite 2B
Somerville, MA 02143
tel: (617) 776-2200
fax: (617) 629-3895
EIN: 20-0815685

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Board Leadership

David Sandberg


Kimberly Dawson
Executive Producer

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