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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Philadelphia Film Society

Creating experiences that deeply enrich the understanding and enjoyment of film

four stars

90.99

1412 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (267) 239-2941   Web Site
EIN: 23-3077468

Board Leadership
Lawrence Korman
Chair

CEO
J. Andrew Greenblatt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.99 four stars
  Financial 93.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)'s mission is to utilize film's unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the PFS Roxy Theater, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change.

The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)'s mission is to utilize film's unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the PFS Roxy Theater, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change.

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Financial

four stars

93.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 21.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philadelphia Film Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philadelphia Film Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Philadelphia Film Society (PA) 90.99 four stars
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $708,935
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $205,856
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $914,791
   Program Service Revenue $1,856,410
Total Primary Revenue $2,771,201
   Other Revenue $364
TOTAL REVENUE $2,771,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,013,537
   Administrative Expenses $684,336
   Fundraising Expenses $270,211
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,968,084
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,196,519
   
Net Assets $4,003,327

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
Prince Theater $1,543,877 51.2%
General Mission $654,159 21.7%
PFS Roxy $566,389 18.8%

Ratings History
Philadelphia Film Society has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 90.99 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 91.87 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.56 three stars
2014-12 09/01/2016 75.02 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 23-3077468
Name in IRS Master File PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY
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
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 November, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,808 3.77% J. Andrew Greenblatt Executive Director

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Philadelphia Film Society (PA) 90.99 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Philadelphia Film Society
1412 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (267) 239-2941
EIN: 23-3077468

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Board Leadership

Lawrence Korman
Chair

CEO

J. Andrew Greenblatt
Executive Director

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