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SFFILM

Championing films and filmmakers through programs inspired by the Bay Area

three stars

87.22

39 Mesa Street, Suite 110 The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-5000   Web Site
EIN: 94-2663216

Board Leadership
Nion McEvoy
President

CEO
Noah Cowan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.22 three stars
  Financial 85.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SFFILM champions the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round nonprofit organization delivering screenings and events to more than 100,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 10,000 students and teachers annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of hundreds of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services.

SFFILM champions the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round nonprofit organization delivering screenings and events to more than 100,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 10,000 students and teachers annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of hundreds of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services.

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Financial

three stars

85.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SFFILM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SFFILM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SFFILM (CA) 87.22 three stars
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 88.89 three stars
The Ark (MI) 88.15 three stars
Film Forum (NY) 85.12 three stars
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 92.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,856,806
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $346,177
   Fundraising Events $191,950
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $242,733
Total Contributions $4,637,666
   Program Service Revenue $1,529,241
Total Primary Revenue $6,166,907
   Other Revenue $-210,419
TOTAL REVENUE $5,956,488
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,909,819
   Administrative Expenses $620,502
   Fundraising Expenses $512,106
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,042,427
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-85,939
   
Net Assets $2,022,100

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
SFFILM Festival $3,371,735 68.7%
Artist Development $1,364,514 27.8%
Education $173,570 3.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.22 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 81.18 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 78.66 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 94-2663216
Name in IRS Master File SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (64) Commemorative event (centennial, festival, pageant, 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 July, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$212,180 3.51% Noah Cowan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SFFILM (CA) 87.22 three stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.58 three stars
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (CA) 93.21 four stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.20 four stars
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

SFFILM
39 Mesa Street, Suite 110
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-5000
fax: (415) 440-1760
EIN: 94-2663216

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Board Leadership

Nion McEvoy
President

CEO

Noah Cowan
Executive Director

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