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Katahdin Productions

Films that inform, inspire and engage

one star

65.83

514 North Hayworth Avenue Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90048
tel: (323) 424-4210   Web Site
EIN: 90-0089252

Board Leadership
Lisa Thomas
President

CEO
Lisa Thomas
Founder, President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 65.83 one star
  Financial 82.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 55.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Katahdin Foundation, Inc., (dba Katahdin Productions) is a nonprofit documentary production company based in Berkeley, California, with production offices in Los Angeles. Katahdin's mission is to tell compelling stories often ignored by mainstream media - stories that inform, inspire and engage. Dedicated to creating high quality documentary films and educational material, Katahdin projects tackle issues of social, political and historical interest that open minds, provoke dialogue, and encourage positive social change. Katahdin also provides video production services to museums, philanthropies, nonprofits and other organizations.

Katahdin Foundation, Inc., (dba Katahdin Productions) is a nonprofit documentary production company based in Berkeley, California, with production offices in Los Angeles. Katahdin's mission is to tell compelling stories often ignored by mainstream media - stories that inform, inspire and engage. Dedicated to creating high quality documentary films and educational material, Katahdin projects tackle issues of social, political and historical interest that open minds, provoke dialogue, and encourage positive social change. Katahdin also provides video production services to museums, philanthropies, nonprofits and other organizations.

Financial

three stars

82.39

Accountability & Transparency

one star

55.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Katahdin Productions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Katahdin Productions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Katahdin Productions (CA) 65.83 one star
StoryCorps (NY) 94.93 four stars
American Documentary (NY) 89.53 three stars
Free To Choose Network (PA) 88.55 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $894,422
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $894,422
   Program Service Revenue $61,842
Total Primary Revenue $956,264
   Other Revenue $1,577
TOTAL REVENUE $957,841
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,997,501
   Administrative Expenses $54,031
   Fundraising Expenses $26,834
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,078,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,120,525
   
Net Assets $231,336

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
The Girls Education Project $95,067 4.8%
Above and Beyond Film $1,328,010 66.5%
Who Will Write Our History $474,649 23.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 65.83 one star
2015-12 04/01/2017 69.69 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 69.64 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/01/2015 70.72 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 90-0089252
Name in IRS Master File KATAHDIN PRODUCTIONS INC
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 August, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Lisa Thomas President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Katahdin Productions (CA) 65.83 one star
American Documentary (NY) 89.53 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.62 three stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.68 four stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Katahdin Productions
514 North Hayworth Avenue
Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90048
tel: (323) 424-4210
fax: (323) 375-1358
EIN: 90-0089252

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2218
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Board Leadership

Lisa Thomas
President

CEO

Lisa Thomas
Founder, President

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