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Seattle Children's Theatre

Providing children of all ages access to professional theatre

three stars

85.77

201 Thomas Street Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 859-4011   Web Site
EIN: 51-0172421

Board Leadership
Laura Smith
President

CEO
Kevin Malgesini
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.77 three stars
  Financial 82.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) is the second largest resident theatre for young audiences in North America. Our programs empower young people to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them while building a lifelong interest in the arts. The mission of Seattle Children's Theatre is to provide children of all ages access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education. Since its inception, Seattle Children's Theatre has strived to provide innovative artistic programming and professional theatre for the young people and families of the Puget Sound region. SCT reaches approximately 250,000 children, parents and teachers annually through its programs.

Founded in 1975, Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) is the second largest resident theatre for young audiences in North America. Our programs empower young people to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them while building a lifelong interest in the arts. The mission of Seattle Children's Theatre is to provide children of all ages access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education. Since its inception, Seattle Children's Theatre has strived to provide innovative artistic programming and professional theatre for the young people and families of the Puget Sound region. SCT reaches approximately 250,000 children, parents and teachers annually through its programs.

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Financial

three stars

82.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Children's Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Children's Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Children's Theatre (WA) 85.77 three stars
Indiana Repertory Theatre (IN) 88.47 three stars
Hartford Stage (CT) 89.00 three stars
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 87.09 three stars
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (NY) 91.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,151,103
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $205,246
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $201,350
Total Contributions $2,557,699
   Program Service Revenue $3,664,978
Total Primary Revenue $6,222,677
   Other Revenue $111,603
TOTAL REVENUE $6,334,280
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,132,767
   Administrative Expenses $1,437,132
   Fundraising Expenses $452,988
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,022,887
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,688,607
   
Net Assets $3,530,253

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
Productions $4,476,920 73.0%
Drama School and Educational Outreach $1,165,226 19.0%
Wellness Initiatives $490,621 8.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 85.77 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 86.49 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 86.47 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.28 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 79.20 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 79.73 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 84.59 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 78.80 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.86 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 71.74 two stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 71.92 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2008 81.90 three 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 51-0172421
Name in IRS Master File SEATTLE CHILDRENS THEATRE ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code B65
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 May, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$16,635 0.20% Kevin Malgesini Managing Director --
Other Salaries of Note
$127,765 1.59% Karen Sharp Former Managing Director $850

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Children's Theatre (WA) 85.77 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 87.70 three stars
Old Globe Theatre (CA) 91.86 four stars
York Theatre Company (NY) 85.56 three stars
Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seattle Children's Theatre
201 Thomas Street
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 859-4011
fax: (206) 443-0442
EIN: 51-0172421

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Board Leadership

Laura Smith
President

CEO

Kevin Malgesini
Managing Director

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