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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Guthrie Theater

An American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training

three stars

83.24

818 South Second Street Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (612) 225-6000   Web Site
EIN: 41-0854160

Board Leadership
Martha Goldberg Aronson
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Bielstein
Managing Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.24 three stars
  Financial 79.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world. While the Guthrie Theater's mission and artistic excellence have remained constant, much has changed over the past four decades. The Guthrie's new multistage theater center, built on the banks of the Mississippi River, opened in 2006. The complex includes three stages: a classic thrust stage for the grand-scale classics of the centuries, a proscenium stage for the more intimate classics of this century, and a studio theater for developing the classics of tomorrow. The new theater allows the Guthrie to retain its pre-eminence among theaters nationally and internationally.

The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world. While the Guthrie Theater's mission and artistic excellence have remained constant, much has changed over the past four decades. The Guthrie's new multistage theater center, built on the banks of the Mississippi River, opened in 2006. The complex includes three stages: a classic thrust stage for the grand-scale classics of the centuries, a proscenium stage for the more intimate classics of this century, and a studio theater for developing the classics of tomorrow. The new theater allows the Guthrie to retain its pre-eminence among theaters nationally and internationally.

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Financial

two stars

79.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 27.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.37
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guthrie Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guthrie Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guthrie Theater (MN) 83.24 three stars
Ensemble Theater Company (CA) 90.58 four stars
Mint Theater Company (NY) 90.96 four stars
Theatre for a New Audience (NY) 93.28 four stars
Alley Theatre (TX) 92.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,150,232
   Federated Campaigns $9,457
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $763,157
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $928,606
Total Contributions $8,851,452
   Program Service Revenue $13,213,489
Total Primary Revenue $22,064,941
   Other Revenue $4,202,308
TOTAL REVENUE $26,267,249
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,335,375
   Administrative Expenses $8,703,606
   Fundraising Expenses $1,144,543
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,183,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,916,275
   
Net Assets $140,535,375

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
Performing Arts Programs $20,819,152 97.6%
Education in Theater Arts $516,223 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/01/2018 83.24 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 82.63 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 82.55 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 83.08 three stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 79.24 two stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 80.53 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 90.78 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 81.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 73.92 two stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 90.24 four stars
2008-03 08/01/2009 86.47 three stars
2007-03 09/01/2008 96.65 four stars
2006-03 04/01/2008 87.92 three stars
2005-03 04/01/2006 97.52 four stars
2004-03 03/01/2005 93.60 four stars
2003-03 05/01/2004 77.20 two stars
2002-03 06/09/2003 98.82 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 41-0854160
Name in IRS Master File GUTHRIE THEATRE FOUNDATION
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
(59) Other school related activities
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 July, 1962
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$363,038 1.16% Joseph Haj Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guthrie Theater (MN) 83.24 three stars
Florida Studio Theatre (FL) 88.01 three stars
Huntington Theatre Company (MA) 86.60 three stars
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (MI) 90.37 four stars
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 87.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Guthrie Theater
818 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (612) 225-6000
fax: (612) 225-6004
EIN: 41-0854160

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Board Leadership

Martha Goldberg Aronson
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Bielstein
Managing Director

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