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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

La Jolla Playhouse

Advancing theatre as an art form

three stars

87.34

2910 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 550-1070   Web Site
EIN: 95-1941117

Board Leadership
Lynelle Lynch
Chair

CEO
Debby Buchholz
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.34 three stars
  Financial 86.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.
In the future, San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse will be considered singularly indispensable to the worldwide theatre landscape as we become a permanent safe harbor for the unsafe and surprising. The day will come when it will be essential to enter the La Jolla Playhouse village in order to get a glimpse of what is about to happen in American theatre.
The Playhouse has received 300 major honors, including 35 Tony Awards for its 26 productions that have transferred to Broadway, along with the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.
In the future, San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse will be considered singularly indispensable to the worldwide theatre landscape as we become a permanent safe harbor for the unsafe and surprising. The day will come when it will be essential to enter the La Jolla Playhouse village in order to get a glimpse of what is about to happen in American theatre.
The Playhouse has received 300 major honors, including 35 Tony Awards for its 26 productions that have transferred to Broadway, along with the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Financial

three stars

86.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Jolla Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Jolla Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 87.34 three stars
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 87.85 three stars
Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY) 89.80 three stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.11 three stars
Childsplay (AZ) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,344,861
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $64,600
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $601,287
Total Contributions $7,010,748
   Program Service Revenue $13,054,113
Total Primary Revenue $20,064,861
   Other Revenue $1,737,690
TOTAL REVENUE $21,802,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,084,538
   Administrative Expenses $3,498,555
   Fundraising Expenses $1,123,243
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,706,336
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,096,215
   
Net Assets $26,880,084

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
Playhouse $15,084,538 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 02/01/2019 87.34 three stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 84.42 three stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 90.51 four stars
2015-03 07/01/2016 92.91 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 90.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 90.22 four stars
2014-03 07/01/2015 89.84 three stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 95.80 four stars
2012-03 04/01/2013 89.58 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 90.98 four stars
2011-03 02/01/2012 87.27 three stars
2009-03 09/20/2011 82.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 11/24/2010 78.45 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 93.00 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.08 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 77.46 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 71.89 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 88.08 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 91.56 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 92.70 four 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 95-1941117
Name in IRS Master File THEATRE & ARTS FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 April, 1958
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
$305,863 1.55% Michael Rosenberg Managing Director

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La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 87.34 three stars
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Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 550-1070
fax: (858) 550-1075
TTY: (858) 550-1035
EIN: 95-1941117

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 12039
La Jolla, CA 92039

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Board Leadership

Lynelle Lynch
Chair

CEO

Debby Buchholz
Managing Director

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