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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Film Foundation

Protecting and preserving motion picture history

two stars

74.85

7920 West Sunset Boulevard Sixth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (323) 436-5060   Web Site
EIN: 95-4244945

Board Leadership
Martin Scorsese
Chair

CEO
Margaret Bodde
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.85 two stars
  Financial 89.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Film Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1990 dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project has restored 26 films from 19 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation's free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people - over 10 million to date - about film language and history.

The Film Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1990 dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project has restored 26 films from 19 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation's free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people - over 10 million to date - about film language and history.

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Financial

three stars

89.57

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Film Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Film Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Film Foundation (CA) 74.85 two stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 85.14 three stars
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 89.94 three stars
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 88.89 three stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,959,084
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,959,084
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,959,084
   Other Revenue $14,173
TOTAL REVENUE $1,973,257
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,267,122
   Administrative Expenses $191,459
   Fundraising Expenses $96,504
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,555,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $418,172
   
Net Assets $2,542,598

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
Archival Restoration/Preservation Projects $465,137 36.7%
The Story of Movies $458,511 36.2%
Artists Rights Legal Defense Activities $25,243 2.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 74.85 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 75.31 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 74.73 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 75.95 two stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 75.91 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 95-4244945
Name in IRS Master File FILM FOUNDATION INC
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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 February, 1990
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$138,125 8.88% Jennifer Ahn Managing Director --
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Margaret Bodde Executive Director $177,547

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Film Foundation (CA) 74.85 two stars
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 90.75 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.58 three stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 87.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Film Foundation
7920 West Sunset Boulevard
Sixth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel: (323) 436-5060
EIN: 95-4244945

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Board Leadership

Martin Scorsese
Chair

CEO

Margaret Bodde
Executive Director

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