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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$289,196 1.79% Lesli Klainberg Executive Director

Mission

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).

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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