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Sundance Institute

Discovering and developing independent artists and audiences

three stars

88.22

5900 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (310) 360-1981   Web Site
EIN: 87-0361394

Board Leadership
Pat Mitchell
Board Chair

CEO
Keri Putnam
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.22 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Sundance Institute is dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute's programs include the annual Sundance Film Festival, the Feature Film Program, the Documentary Film Program, the Film Music Program, the Theatre Program, the Independent Producers Conference, and the Native American Initiative. The Institute also maintains the Sundance Collection at UCLA to conserve and archive the history of independent film.

Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Sundance Institute is dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute's programs include the annual Sundance Film Festival, the Feature Film Program, the Documentary Film Program, the Film Music Program, the Theatre Program, the Independent Producers Conference, and the Native American Initiative. The Institute also maintains the Sundance Collection at UCLA to conserve and archive the history of independent film.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sundance Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sundance Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sundance Institute (CA) 88.22 three stars
Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CO) 85.06 three stars
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 91.04 four stars
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 88.21 three stars
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 85.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,111,654
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $575,905
   Fundraising Events $633,911
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,146,077
Total Contributions $26,467,547
   Program Service Revenue $13,702,802
Total Primary Revenue $40,170,349
   Other Revenue $1,288,265
TOTAL REVENUE $41,458,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,390,172
   Administrative Expenses $7,424,502
   Fundraising Expenses $3,171,148
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,985,822
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,527,208
   
Net Assets $42,018,524

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
Sundance Film Festival $15,705,100 48.5%
Documentary Film Program $4,796,396 14.8%
Feature Film Program $3,145,061 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 07/01/2018 88.22 three stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 90.68 four stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 90.78 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.75 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 89.63 three stars
2013-08 07/01/2014 88.31 three stars
2012-08 05/01/2013 89.73 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 92.57 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 87.66 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/01/2010 92.78 four stars
2008-08 02/01/2010 92.32 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 82.49 three stars
2006-08 10/01/2007 91.65 four stars
2005-08 11/01/2006 89.50 three stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 94.88 four stars
2003-08 01/05/2005 94.71 four stars
2002-08 06/09/2003 92.27 four stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 87.40 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 87-0361394
Name in IRS Master File SUNDANCE INSTITUTE
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (122) Producing films
(149) Other instruction and training
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 February, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$495,590 1.15% Kerith Putnam Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sundance Institute (CA) 88.22 three stars
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 90.28 four stars
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 85.49 three stars
Aspen Music Festival and School (CO) 91.83 four stars
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 85.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sundance Institute
5900 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (310) 360-1981
fax: (310) 360-1969
EIN: 87-0361394

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Board Leadership

Pat Mitchell
Board Chair

CEO

Keri Putnam
Executive Director

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