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American Conservatory Theater

Nurturing the art of live theater

three stars

89.41

30 Grant Avenue 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 834-3200   Web Site
EIN: 94-6135772

Board Leadership
Kirke M. Hasson
Chair

CEO
Peter Pastreich
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.41 three stars
  Financial 89.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1965, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with its community. During the past three decades, more than 300 A.C.T. productions have been performed to a combined audience of seven million people; today, A.C.T.'s performance, education, and outreach programs annually reach more than 250,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. The conservatory, now serving 3,000 students every year, was the first training program in the United States not affiliated with a college or university accredited to award a master of fine arts degree.

Founded in 1965, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with its community. During the past three decades, more than 300 A.C.T. productions have been performed to a combined audience of seven million people; today, A.C.T.'s performance, education, and outreach programs annually reach more than 250,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. The conservatory, now serving 3,000 students every year, was the first training program in the United States not affiliated with a college or university accredited to award a master of fine arts degree.

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Financial

three stars

89.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Conservatory Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Conservatory Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Conservatory Theater (CA) 89.41 three stars
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 89.08 three stars
Childsplay (AZ) 88.81 three stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.91 four stars
Hartford Stage (CT) 90.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,463,705
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $307,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $359,559
Total Contributions $8,130,764
   Program Service Revenue $11,875,789
Total Primary Revenue $20,006,553
   Other Revenue $1,414,465
TOTAL REVENUE $21,421,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,707,958
   Administrative Expenses $2,177,046
   Fundraising Expenses $1,705,700
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,590,704
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,169,686
   
Net Assets $58,340,220

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 $15,413,086 78.2%
Actor Training $4,294,872 21.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.41 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.33 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.46 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.72 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.08 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 80.17 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 77.27 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 73.65 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 86.46 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 80.53 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 90.57 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 80.64 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 83.66 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 94-6135772
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN CONSERVATORY 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
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 December, 1966
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$260,860 1.10% Ellen Richard Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$346,478 1.46% Carey Perloff Artistic Director & Trustee

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Conservatory Theater (CA) 89.41 three stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 92.17 four stars
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 89.53 three stars
Old Globe Theatre (CA) 90.59 four stars
Manhattan Theatre Club (NY) 90.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Conservatory Theater
30 Grant Avenue
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 834-3200
EIN: 94-6135772

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Board Leadership

Kirke M. Hasson
Chair

CEO

Peter Pastreich
Executive Director

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