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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

New Conservatory Theatre Center

The Bay Area's Premier Queer Theatre & Arts Education Provider

four stars

91.82

25 Van Ness Avenue Lower Lobby
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 861-4914   Web Site
EIN: 94-2778856

Board Leadership
Jeff Malloy
Board Chair

CEO
Barbara Hodgen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82 four stars
  Financial 90.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) has been in operation since 1981. The mission of New Conservatory Theatre Center is to champion innovative, high-quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer & allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change. Our vision is that theatre is a community event and a way to build community. There are six primary programs at New Conservatory Theatre Center: Mainstage, Youth Conservatory, Youthaware, Emerging Artists, Family Matinees, and New Play Development Lab.

New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) has been in operation since 1981. The mission of New Conservatory Theatre Center is to champion innovative, high-quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer & allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change. Our vision is that theatre is a community event and a way to build community. There are six primary programs at New Conservatory Theatre Center: Mainstage, Youth Conservatory, Youthaware, Emerging Artists, Family Matinees, and New Play Development Lab.

Financial

four stars

90.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Conservatory Theatre Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Conservatory Theatre Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 91.82 four stars
Lincoln Center Theater (NY) 91.88 four stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 88.27 three stars
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 90.97 four stars
The Flea Theater (NY) 86.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,082,475
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $59,190
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $236,846
Total Contributions $1,378,511
   Program Service Revenue $683,832
Total Primary Revenue $2,062,343
   Other Revenue $33,326
TOTAL REVENUE $2,095,669
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,496,275
   Administrative Expenses $104,986
   Fundraising Expenses $197,025
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,798,286
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $297,383
   
Net Assets $1,367,455

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
Pride Season $811,633 54.2%
Touring Company $352,923 23.6%
Children's Performing Arts School $239,494 16.0%

Ratings History
New Conservatory Theatre Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 02/01/2019 91.82 four stars
2016-08 10/01/2017 90.66 four stars
2015-08 04/01/2017 92.74 four stars
2015-08 03/02/2017 90.58 four stars
2015-08 12/21/2016 80.86 three 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 94-2778856
Name in IRS Master File NEW CONSERVATORY
NTEE Code A6E
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Schools
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(88) Community theatrical group
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 December, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,406 5.19% Ed Decker Artistic Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 91.82 four stars
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The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (MI) 91.27 four stars
The Irish Repertory Theatre (NY) 92.22 four stars
A Noise Within (CA) 94.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Conservatory Theatre Center
25 Van Ness Avenue
Lower Lobby
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 861-4914
EIN: 94-2778856

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Board Leadership

Jeff Malloy
Board Chair

CEO

Barbara Hodgen
Executive Director

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