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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Film lives here.

96.01

70 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 875-5620   Web Site
EIN: 23-7042553

Board Leadership
Ann Tenenbaum
Chairman

CEO
Lesli Klainberg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.01
  Financial 96.04
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

96.04

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.88
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Film Society of Lincoln Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Film Society of Lincoln Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 96.01
Strings Music Festival (CO) 85.81
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 85.19
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 89.81
Minnesota State Fair Foundation (MN) 88.42

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America's pre-eminent film presentation organization, the Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience. The Film Society is best known for two world-class international festivals—the New York Film Festival (the most famous and prestigious in the country), and New Directors/New Films (celebrating new cinematic artists).

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,723,917
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,594,508
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $123,600
Total Contributions $7,442,025
   Program Service Revenue $3,666,151
Total Primary Revenue $11,108,176
   Other Revenue $895,587
TOTAL REVENUE $12,003,763
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,738,439
   Administrative Expenses $1,385,018
   Fundraising Expenses $1,093,439
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,216,896
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,213,133
   
Net Assets $38,645,078

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
Theater General Programming and Festivals $6,920,656 64.4%
New York Film Festival $2,431,358 22.6%
Film Comment Magazine $774,793 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.01
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 87.13

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7042553
Name in IRS Master File FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER INC
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 November, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$249,215 1.88% Lesli Klainberg Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$189,975 1.43% Rose Kuo Executive Director

America's pre-eminent film presentation organization, the Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience. The Film Society is best known for two world-class international festivals—the New York Film Festival (the most famous and prestigious in the country), and New Directors/New Films (celebrating new cinematic artists).

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 96.01
Minnesota State Fair Foundation (MN) 88.42
Spoleto Festival USA (SC) 86.68
Sundance Institute (CA) 90.78
International Festival of Arts & Ideas (CT) 86.75

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Charity Contact Info

Film Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 875-5620
EIN: 23-7042553

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Board Leadership

Ann Tenenbaum
Chairman

CEO

Lesli Klainberg
Executive Director

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