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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Actors Fund

For everyone in entertainment

four stars

94.28

729 Seventh Avenue 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel: (800) 221-7303   Web Site
EIN: 13-1635251

Board Leadership
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Joseph P. Benincasa
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Actors Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Actors Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Actors Fund (NY) 94.28 four stars
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) 92.11 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,968,530
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $963,756
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,658,575
Total Contributions $19,590,861
   Program Service Revenue $14,573,682
Total Primary Revenue $34,164,543
   Other Revenue $1,871,798
TOTAL REVENUE $36,036,341
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,728,177
   Administrative Expenses $1,748,597
   Fundraising Expenses $3,559,475
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,036,249
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,999,908
   
Net Assets $62,939,236

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
Skilled Nursing Care & Assisted Living Facility $15,132,284 46.2%
Human Services $14,618,154 44.7%
Affordable & Supportive Housing $2,977,739 9.1%

Ratings History
The Actors Fund has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 94.28 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.52 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.63 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 09/01/2015 87.22 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.46 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 91.80 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 92.30 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 92.38 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 90.04 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 83.21 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 93.06 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.06 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 90.26 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 83.94 three stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 79.80 two stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 78.54 two stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 79.64 two 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 13-1635251
Name in IRS Master File THE ACTORS FUND OF AMERICA
NTEE Code Y40
NTEE Classification Fraternal Beneficiary Societies
NTEE Type Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(279) Other services or benefits to members or employees
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 August, 1940
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$558,911 1.46% Joseph Benincasa President, CEO

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The Actors Fund (NY) 94.28 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Actors Fund
729 Seventh Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
tel: (800) 221-7303
EIN: 13-1635251

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Board Leadership

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Joseph P. Benincasa
President and CEO

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