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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Guthrie Theater

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

84.99

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

Board Leadership
James L. Chosy
Chair

CEO
James Haskins
Managing Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.99
  Financial 81.86
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

81.86

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
67.9%
  Administrative Expenses 28.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.16
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guthrie Theater (MN) 84.99
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 92.93
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 85.18
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (OH) 96.44
Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY) 86.94

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,239,852
   Federated Campaigns $17,605
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,173,075
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $995,618
Total Contributions $8,426,150
   Program Service Revenue $13,658,030
Total Primary Revenue $22,084,180
   Other Revenue $2,612,531
TOTAL REVENUE $24,696,711
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,997,161
   Administrative Expenses $9,044,921
   Fundraising Expenses $959,431
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,001,513
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,304,802
   
Net Assets $140,935,626

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 $20,430,862 97.3%
Education in Theater Arts $566,299 2.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2021 84.99
2018-08 12/01/2019 85.31
2017-08 12/01/2018 83.24
2016-08 03/01/2018 82.63
2015-08 03/01/2017 82.55
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.88
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 83.08
2013-08 02/01/2015 79.24
2012-08 12/01/2013 80.53
2011-08 10/01/2012 90.78
2010-03 09/20/2011 81.41
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 73.92
2009-03 07/01/2010 90.24
2008-03 08/01/2009 86.47
2007-03 09/01/2008 96.65
2006-03 04/01/2008 87.92
2005-03 04/01/2006 97.52
2004-03 03/01/2005 93.60
2003-03 05/01/2004 77.20
2002-03 06/09/2003 98.82

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,232 0.64% James Haskins Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$463,794 1.49% Joseph Haj Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guthrie Theater (MN) 84.99
Huntington Theatre Company (MA) 92.16
City Theatre (PA) 86.13
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 95.71
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.56

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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

James L. Chosy
Chair

CEO

James Haskins
Managing Director

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