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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

California Film Institute

Celebrating film as art and education

three stars

85.09

1001 Lootens Place, Suite 220 San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: (415) 383-5256   Web Site
EIN: 94-2498062

Board Leadership
Jennifer MacCready
President

CEO
Mark Fishkin
Founder, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.09 three stars
  Financial 82.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CFI supports its mission to celebrate film as art and education by presenting the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, exhibiting film year-round at the non-profit Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, and building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through CFI Education.

CFI supports its mission to celebrate film as art and education by presenting the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, exhibiting film year-round at the non-profit Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, and building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through CFI Education.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of paid admissions
67,624
Number of participants attending course/session/workshop
7,238
Total number of screenings held
264
Number of educational screenings
13
Number of volunteer management professionals trained
285
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Film Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Film Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Film Institute (CA) 85.09 three stars
Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) 89.12 three stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 90.94 four stars
Symphony Space (NY) 89.70 three stars
McCallum Theatre (CA) 87.51 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,181,168
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $526,263
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $690,000
   Government Grants $33,250
Total Contributions $3,430,681
   Program Service Revenue $1,728,276
Total Primary Revenue $5,158,957
   Other Revenue $233,251
TOTAL REVENUE $5,392,208
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,324,153
   Administrative Expenses $364,218
   Fundraising Expenses $892,904
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,581,275
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-189,067
   
Net Assets $4,565,795

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
Mill Valley Film Festival $2,436,428 56.3%
Rafael Film Center $1,604,109 37.1%
CFI Education Program $283,616 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 85.09 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 77.25 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 67.42 one star
2015-12 08/01/2017 67.06 one star

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

EIN 94-2498062
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE
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 (64) Commemorative event (centennial, festival, pageant, etc.)
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 May, 1998
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
$226,939 4.06% Mark Fishkin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Film Institute (CA) 85.09 three stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 85.00 three stars
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 87.29 three stars
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (LA) 85.91 three stars
Caramoor (NY) 86.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Film Institute
1001 Lootens Place, Suite 220
San Rafael, CA 94901
tel: (415) 383-5256
fax: (415) 383-8606
EIN: 94-2498062

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Board Leadership

Jennifer MacCready
President

CEO

Mark Fishkin
Founder, Executive Director

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