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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Marin Shakespeare Company

Playing for Good

three stars

88.12

P. O. Box 4053 San Rafael, CA 94913
tel: (415) 499-4488   Web Site
EIN: 68-0201240

Board Leadership
Andrew Gordon
Chair

CEO
Lesley Currier
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.12 three stars
  Financial 94.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Marin Shakespeare Company's mission is to server as a vibrant catalyst for cultural engagement, education, and social justice to benefit the people of Marin, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond. In 1989, a small troupe of Shakespeare enthusiasts sought to reestablish an outdoor summer Shakespeare festival at Dominican College'’s Forest Meadows Ampheatre. Our primary programs are our Mainstage summer season at Dominican University of California's Forest Meadows Amphitheatre in San Rafael; year-round classes for students of all ages; Shakespeare for Social Justice programs; and Shakespeare events throughout the year.

Marin Shakespeare Company's mission is to server as a vibrant catalyst for cultural engagement, education, and social justice to benefit the people of Marin, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond. In 1989, a small troupe of Shakespeare enthusiasts sought to reestablish an outdoor summer Shakespeare festival at Dominican College'’s Forest Meadows Ampheatre. Our primary programs are our Mainstage summer season at Dominican University of California's Forest Meadows Amphitheatre in San Rafael; year-round classes for students of all ages; Shakespeare for Social Justice programs; and Shakespeare events throughout the year.

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Financial

four stars

94.90

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.68
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marin Shakespeare Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marin Shakespeare Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
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
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We have just formed a BIPOC Alliance Council, with two members of the Council serving as voting members of the Board of Directors
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marin Shakespeare Company (CA) 88.12 three stars
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 87.60 three stars
Market House Theatre of Paducah Kentucky Inc. (KY) 85.20 three stars
Mint Theater Company (NY) 87.83 three stars
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MA) 86.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $316,410
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $760,945
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $74,510
Total Contributions $1,151,865
   Program Service Revenue $746,156
Total Primary Revenue $1,898,021
   Other Revenue $46,893
TOTAL REVENUE $1,949,026
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $910,694
   Administrative Expenses $161,263
   Fundraising Expenses $90,496
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,162,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $786,573
   
Net Assets $4,742,935

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
Theater Production $454,074 49.9%
Educactional Drama Classes $456,620 50.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-10 04/01/2020 88.12 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 68-0201240
Name in IRS Master File MARIN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
(88) Community theatrical group
(90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,167 7.24% Lesley Currier Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marin Shakespeare Company (CA) 88.12 three stars
Near West Theatre (OH) 88.43 three stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 94.13 four stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.72 three stars
City Theatre (PA) 85.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Marin Shakespeare Company
P. O. Box 4053
San Rafael, CA 94913
tel: (415) 499-4488
fax: (415) 499-1492
EIN: 68-0201240

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Board Leadership

Andrew Gordon
Chair

CEO

Lesley Currier
Managing Director

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