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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

La Jolla Playhouse

Advancing theatre as an art form

four stars

90.51

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

Board Leadership
Margret McBride
Chair

CEO
Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.51 four stars
  Financial 87.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 90.51 four stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 90.95 four stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 90.41 four stars
California Shakespeare Theater (CA) 91.62 four stars
Music Theatre of Wichita (KS) 85.75 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,133,515
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $200,807
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $557,912
Total Contributions $7,892,234
   Program Service Revenue $7,947,057
Total Primary Revenue $15,839,291
   Other Revenue $1,265,638
TOTAL REVENUE $17,104,929
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,694,842
   Administrative Expenses $2,903,412
   Fundraising Expenses $1,306,504
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,904,758
   
Payments to Affiliates $345,013
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $200,171
   
Net Assets $22,756,354

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 $12,694,842 100.0%

Ratings History
La Jolla Playhouse has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$310,182 1.83% Michael Rosenberg Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$310,591 1.83% Christopher Ashley Artistic Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 90.51 four stars
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 85.40 three stars
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OR) 88.53 three stars
Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY) 91.52 four stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 92.22 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

Margret McBride
Chair

CEO

Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director

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