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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

California Film Institute

Celebrating film as art and education

three stars

85.50

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

Board Leadership
Jennifer Coslett MacCready
President

CEO
Mark Fishkin
Founder, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.50 three stars
  Financial 82.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 March 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

82.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.3%
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) 85.50 three stars
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 90.81 four stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 89.33 three stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 95.65 four stars
Children's Theatre Company (MN) 88.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,093,461
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $543,428
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $746,500
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,383,389
   Program Service Revenue $1,979,584
Total Primary Revenue $6,362,973
   Other Revenue $251,544
TOTAL REVENUE $6,614,517
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,762,805
   Administrative Expenses $371,463
   Fundraising Expenses $893,062
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,027,330
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $587,187
   
Net Assets $5,152,982

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 $2,600,078 54.6%
Rafael Film Center $1,816,344 38.1%
CFI Education Program $346,383 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.50 three stars
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
$225,370 3.73% Mark Fishkin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Film Institute (CA) 85.50 three stars
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 87.99 three stars
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 90.40 four stars
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (OH) 89.31 three stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.10 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 Coslett MacCready
President

CEO

Mark Fishkin
Founder, Executive Director

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