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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Film Foundation

Protecting and preserving motion picture history

two stars

75.95

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 75.95 two stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
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.

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,969,165
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,969,165
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,969,165
   Other Revenue $10,600
TOTAL REVENUE $1,979,765
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,705,436
   Administrative Expenses $111,750
   Fundraising Expenses $64,354
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,881,540
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $98,225
   
Net Assets $1,815,436

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 $1,074,968 63.0%
The Story Of Movies $202,284 11.9%
Other Educational And Outreach Programs $146,169 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,047 9.03% Margaret Bodde Executive Director

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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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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