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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Film Forum

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

three stars

87.03

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 87.03 three stars
  Financial 89.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

89.45

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
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) 87.03 three stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 91.08 four stars
Ravinia Festival (IL) 91.68 four stars
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 88.20 three stars
Children's Theatre Company (MN) 88.17 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,549,842
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $551,911
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $199,100
Total Contributions $2,300,853
   Program Service Revenue $2,242,528
Total Primary Revenue $4,543,381
   Other Revenue $639,153
TOTAL REVENUE $5,182,534
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,934,983
   Administrative Expenses $600,006
   Fundraising Expenses $484,233
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,019,222
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $163,312
   
Net Assets $9,769,150

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 $3,934,983 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$246,593 4.91% Karen Cooper President

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Film Forum (NY) 87.03 three stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 88.33 three stars
CAPA New Haven (CT) 89.39 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.31 four stars
SFJAZZ (CA) 85.16 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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