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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Producing plays with distinction and verve

four stars

91.70

P.O. Box 517 Williamstown, MA 01267
tel: (413) 458-3200   Web Site
EIN: 04-2237311

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Johnson
Chairman

CEO
Mandy Greenfield
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.70 four stars
  Financial 90.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) is to produce classic and new plays with distinction and verve, provide a training program in which emerging theater talents collaborate with accomplished mentors in a vital, professional and educational atmosphere; and create and present programs that have the potential to serve and engage a diverse community. Nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, WTF is a celebration of theater that brings together a vast and impressive array of artists and offers audiences varied cultural experiences. Every summer, WTF presents classic and new plays on its Main, Nikos and Center Stages, Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabaret, and readings, workshops, and other special events including a program for youngsters in North Adams called the Greylock Theatre Project.

The mission of the Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) is to produce classic and new plays with distinction and verve, provide a training program in which emerging theater talents collaborate with accomplished mentors in a vital, professional and educational atmosphere; and create and present programs that have the potential to serve and engage a diverse community. Nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, WTF is a celebration of theater that brings together a vast and impressive array of artists and offers audiences varied cultural experiences. Every summer, WTF presents classic and new plays on its Main, Nikos and Center Stages, Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabaret, and readings, workshops, and other special events including a program for youngsters in North Adams called the Greylock Theatre Project.

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Financial

four stars

90.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Williamstown Theatre Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Williamstown Theatre Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 91.70 four stars
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 86.72 three stars
May Festival (OH) 89.17 three stars
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Aspen Music Festival and School (CO) 91.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,516,728
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $400,073
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $22,320
Total Contributions $1,939,121
   Program Service Revenue $2,301,219
Total Primary Revenue $4,240,340
   Other Revenue $47,704
TOTAL REVENUE $4,288,044
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,301,347
   Administrative Expenses $731,630
   Fundraising Expenses $200,191
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,233,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $54,876
   
Net Assets $5,523,522

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
Promote Theatre Arts $3,301,347 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.70 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 85.00 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.28 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 92.89 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.85 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 89.81 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.11 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 79.13 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 78.11 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 79.13 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 73.47 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.95 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 66.16 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 76.12 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 87.67 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 75.57 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 79.61 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 71.13 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 83.64 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 04-2237311
Name in IRS Master File WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FOUNDATION INC
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
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 January, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$238,366 5.63% Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director

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Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 91.70 four stars
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Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.47 three stars
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 92.45 four stars
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 86.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Williamstown Theatre Festival
P.O. Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267
tel: (413) 458-3200
fax: (413) 458-3147
EIN: 04-2237311

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Johnson
Chairman

CEO

Mandy Greenfield
Artistic Director

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