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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Film lives here.

93.59

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

Board Leadership
Daniel H. Stern
Chairman

CEO
Lesli Klainberg
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.59
  Financial 91.88
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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).

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).

Financial

91.88

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
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) 93.59
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 88.87
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 96.39
Strings Music Festival (CO) 91.31
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park (FL) 86.56

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,107,486
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,342,275
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $133,900
Total Contributions $9,583,661
   Program Service Revenue $4,587,215
Total Primary Revenue $14,170,876
   Other Revenue $940,380
TOTAL REVENUE $15,111,256
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,359,922
   Administrative Expenses $1,479,599
   Fundraising Expenses $1,276,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,115,876
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,004,620
   
Net Assets $42,105,743

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 $7,043,222 52.7%
New York Film Festival $3,575,045 26.8%
Film Comment Magazine $1,365,809 10.2%

Ratings History
Film Society of Lincoln Center has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 93.59
2018-12 06/01/2020 90.11
2017-12 04/01/2019 94.45
2016-12 06/01/2018 91.04
2015-12 07/01/2017 91.35
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 AT 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$289,196 1.79% Lesli Klainberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 93.59
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 92.29
Aspen Music Festival and School (CO) 90.35
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 96.39
Sundance Institute (CA) 94.05

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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

Daniel H. Stern
Chairman

CEO

Lesli Klainberg
Executive Director

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