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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Heartland Film

Inspiring filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film

two stars

76.84

1043 Virginia Avenue Suite 2
Indianapolis, IN 46203
tel: (317) 464-9405   Web Site
EIN: 35-1832797

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Stilwell
Chairman

CEO
Craig Prater
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.84 two stars
  Financial 73.33 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Heartland Film is a curator and supporter of purposeful filmmaking, honoring a wide variety of cinema and awarding storytellers from all over the world. The films we select and exhibit – whether they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, or have the ability to shift audiences' perspectives on the world – all have one thing in common: they are entertaining films that do more than just entertain. Heartland Film is comprised of four main program areas: Heartland Film Festival, Truly Moving Picture Award, Heartland Film Roadshow, and Heartland Film Institute.

Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1991 with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. Heartland Film is a curator and supporter of purposeful filmmaking, honoring a wide variety of cinema and awarding storytellers from all over the world. The films we select and exhibit – whether they inspire and uplift, educate and inform, or have the ability to shift audiences' perspectives on the world – all have one thing in common: they are entertaining films that do more than just entertain. Heartland Film is comprised of four main program areas: Heartland Film Festival, Truly Moving Picture Award, Heartland Film Roadshow, and Heartland Film Institute.

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Financial

two stars

73.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
64.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heartland Film on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heartland Film on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
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To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heartland Film (IN) 76.84 two stars
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 90.75 four stars
Children's Theatre Company (MN) 88.78 three stars
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 93.98 four stars
Philadelphia Film Society (PA) 90.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,016,840
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $101,335
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,118,175
   Program Service Revenue $293,511
Total Primary Revenue $1,411,686
   Other Revenue $331,731
TOTAL REVENUE $1,743,417
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,252,842
   Administrative Expenses $421,093
   Fundraising Expenses $324,094
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,998,029
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-254,612
   
Net Assets $5,377,962

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
Heartland Film Festival $643,588 51.4%
Indy Shorts International Film Festival $159,172 12.7%
Heartland Film Roadshows $67,558 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 76.84 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 82.54 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.45 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 85.22 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 35-1832797
Name in IRS Master File HEARTLAND FILM INC
NTEE Code A84
NTEE Classification Commemorative Events
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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 October, 1991
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,086 6.91% Craig Prater President. CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heartland Film (IN) 76.84 two stars
The Bushnell (CT) 87.85 three stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 91.98 four stars
Boch Center (MA) 90.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Heartland Film
1043 Virginia Avenue
Suite 2
Indianapolis, IN 46203
tel: (317) 464-9405
EIN: 35-1832797

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Stilwell
Chairman

CEO

Craig Prater
President

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