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Katahdin Productions

Films that inform, inspire and engage

two stars

74.75

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
Deann Borshay Liem
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.75 two stars
  Financial 89.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

89.13

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Katahdin Productions (CA) 74.75 two stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.81 three stars
CET (OH) 86.76 three stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 91.12 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,594,020
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,594,020
   Program Service Revenue $72,228
Total Primary Revenue $1,666,248
   Other Revenue $2,372
TOTAL REVENUE $1,668,620
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,420,338
   Administrative Expenses $163,209
   Fundraising Expenses $37,473
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,621,020
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $47,600
   
Net Assets $302,942

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
Who Will Write Our History $954,623 67.2%
Seeing Allred $279,092 19.6%
Vishniac $137,492 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 74.75 two stars
2017-12 09/03/2019 67.74 one star
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Lisa Thomas President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Katahdin Productions (CA) 74.75 two stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.81 three stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 91.12 four stars
StoryCorps (NY) 88.26 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.37 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

Deann Borshay Liem
Executive Director

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