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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Marin Shakespeare Company

Playing for Good

four stars

90.87

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 90.87 four stars
  Financial 95.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

95.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.34
  Program Expenses Growth 26.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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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We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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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) 90.87 four stars
Writers Theatre (IL) 92.41 four stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 92.12 four stars
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 90.07 four stars
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 95.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $881,970
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $222,020
Total Contributions $1,103,990
   Program Service Revenue $883,605
Total Primary Revenue $1,987,595
   Other Revenue $123,658
TOTAL REVENUE $2,111,253
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,138,805
   Administrative Expenses $232,225
   Fundraising Expenses $107,955
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,478,985
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $632,268
   
Net Assets $5,415,062

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
Educational Drama Classes $592,390 52.0%
Theater Production $546,415 48.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-10 02/01/2021 90.87 four stars
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 December
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
$97,998 6.62% Lesley Currier Managing Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marin Shakespeare Company (CA) 90.87 four 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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