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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Film Forum

The only autonomous, full-time nonprofit cinema in New York City

three stars

86.89

209 West Houston Street New York, NY 10014
tel: (212) 627-2035   Web Site
EIN: 51-0175953

Board Leadership
Alan Klein
Chairman

CEO
Karen Cooper
President & Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.89 three stars
  Financial 89.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Film Forum began in 1970 as an alternative screening space for independent films. As a cinema of ideas, Film Forum is committed to presenting an international array of films that treat diverse social, political, historical and cultural realities. Unlike commercial cinemas that primarily “book” high-grossing, Hollywood films, Film Forum's programs are thoughtfully curated, with attention to unique cinematic qualities, historical importance individually or within a genre and, particularly for documentaries, relevance to today's world.

Film Forum began in 1970 as an alternative screening space for independent films. As a cinema of ideas, Film Forum is committed to presenting an international array of films that treat diverse social, political, historical and cultural realities. Unlike commercial cinemas that primarily “book” high-grossing, Hollywood films, Film Forum's programs are thoughtfully curated, with attention to unique cinematic qualities, historical importance individually or within a genre and, particularly for documentaries, relevance to today's world.

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Financial

three stars

89.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Film Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Film Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Film Forum (NY) 86.89 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 89.28 three stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 94.39 four stars
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Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 91.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,979,027
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $565,430
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $188,920
Total Contributions $7,733,377
   Program Service Revenue $2,258,086
Total Primary Revenue $9,991,463
   Other Revenue $715,723
TOTAL REVENUE $10,707,186
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,183,276
   Administrative Expenses $672,366
   Fundraising Expenses $635,530
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,491,172
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,216,014
   
Net Assets $15,143,331

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
Presenting Films $4,183,276 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.89 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.78 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 87.03 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 51-0175953
Name in IRS Master File FILM FORUM 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 (90) Cultural performances
(92) Literary 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 December, 1975
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
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$251,522 4.58% Karen Cooper President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Film Forum (NY) 86.89 three stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 86.32 three stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 90.15 four stars
The Bushnell (CT) 86.72 three stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Film Forum
209 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
tel: (212) 627-2035
fax: (212) 627-2471
EIN: 51-0175953

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Board Leadership

Alan Klein
Chairman

CEO

Karen Cooper
President & Director

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