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Ten Chimneys Foundation

The tour of a lifetime

three stars

82.19

Lunt-Fontanne Program Center S43 W 31575 Depot Road
Genesee Depot, WI 53127
tel: (262) 968-4161   Web Site
EIN: 39-1862290

Board Leadership
Donna Meyer
Chair

CEO
Randy Bryant
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.19 three stars
  Financial 77.35 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ten Chimneys Foundation was formed in 1996 to preserve and share the buildings, furnishings, collections, and grounds of a national treasure - Ten Chimneys, the estate created by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The Foundation also serves as a continuing resource and powerful inspiration for theatre, the arts, and the art of living, and offers public programs consistent with the Lunts' varied interests and core values, while maintaining the integrity and intimacy of this extraordinary estate. Ten Chimneys is open to the public as a world-class house museum and resource for theatre, arts, and arts education. The estate is a National Historic Landmark, a Save America's Treasures project site, and is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Ten Chimneys Foundation was formed in 1996 to preserve and share the buildings, furnishings, collections, and grounds of a national treasure - Ten Chimneys, the estate created by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The Foundation also serves as a continuing resource and powerful inspiration for theatre, the arts, and the art of living, and offers public programs consistent with the Lunts' varied interests and core values, while maintaining the integrity and intimacy of this extraordinary estate. Ten Chimneys is open to the public as a world-class house museum and resource for theatre, arts, and arts education. The estate is a National Historic Landmark, a Save America's Treasures project site, and is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Financial

two stars

77.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.37
  Program Expenses Growth -10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ten Chimneys Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ten Chimneys Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ten Chimneys Foundation (WI) 82.19 three stars
World Monuments Fund (NY) 85.36 three stars
The Royal Oak Foundation (NY) 92.23 four stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 91.45 four stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 94.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $798,354
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $119,425
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $917,779
   Program Service Revenue $160,849
Total Primary Revenue $1,078,628
   Other Revenue $-64,219
TOTAL REVENUE $1,014,409
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $759,809
   Administrative Expenses $67,485
   Fundraising Expenses $68,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $895,679
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $118,730
   
Net Assets $2,392,267

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
Restore and Preserve $759,809 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 06/01/2020 82.19 three stars
2018-03 03/01/2019 82.29 three stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 82.29 three stars
2016-03 08/01/2017 82.29 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 82.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 79.96 two stars
2014-03 10/01/2015 81.01 three stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 85.81 three stars
2012-03 04/01/2013 85.64 three stars
2011-03 03/01/2012 85.89 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.29 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 84.43 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 77.03 two stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 77.09 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 83.59 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 82.76 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 83.61 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 85.53 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 39-1862290
Name in IRS Master File TEN CHIMNEYS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 April, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$193,650 21.62% Randy Bryant President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ten Chimneys Foundation (WI) 82.19 three stars
Archaeology Southwest (AZ) 97.11 four stars
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 87.79 three stars
Fort Ticonderoga Association (NY) 92.29 four stars
Blithewold (RI) 85.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ten Chimneys Foundation
Lunt-Fontanne Program Center
S43 W 31575 Depot Road
Genesee Depot, WI 53127
tel: (262) 968-4161
fax: (262) 968-4267
EIN: 39-1862290

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 225
Genesee Depot, WI 53127

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Board Leadership

Donna Meyer
Chair

CEO

Randy Bryant
President & Chief Executive Officer

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