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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

American Conservatory Theater

Nurturing the art of live theater

three stars

88.33

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

Board Leadership
Nancy Livingston
Chair

CEO
Peter Pastreich
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.33 three stars
  Financial 87.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.1%
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) 88.33 three stars
The Flea Theater (NY) 89.04 three stars
Park Square Theatre Company (MN) 91.10 four stars
Manatee Performing Arts Center (FL) 92.02 four stars
Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) 90.58 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,022,886
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $518,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $434,500
Total Contributions $12,975,886
   Program Service Revenue $12,064,293
Total Primary Revenue $25,040,179
   Other Revenue $2,445,617
TOTAL REVENUE $27,485,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,483,277
   Administrative Expenses $2,413,403
   Fundraising Expenses $1,115,168
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,011,848
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,473,948
   
Net Assets $60,711,329

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 $13,531,532 77.4%
Actor Training $3,951,745 22.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$347,933 1.65% Ellen Richard Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Conservatory Theater (CA) 88.33 three stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 90.41 four stars
City Theatre (PA) 86.46 three stars
Music Theatre of Wichita (KS) 85.75 three stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 87.16 three 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

Nancy Livingston
Chair

CEO

Peter Pastreich
Interim Executive Director

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