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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Geffen Playhouse

Devoted to providing quality theater

four stars

91.69

10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
tel: (310) 208-6500   Web Site
EIN: 95-4492653

Board Leadership
Howard Tenenbaum
Board Chair

CEO
Gil Cates Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.69 four stars
  Financial 88.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Launched in 1994, the Geffen Playhouse is devoted to providing quality theater through a series of productions, workshops, seminars, play readings and lectures to the surrounding communities in the city of Los Angeles and the students of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The Geffen's mission is to enrich the cultural life of Greater Los Angeles and the UCLA community through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain, and inspire others. To this end, the Geffen Playhouse fosters an active relationship with the Los Angeles entertainment industry and offers a supportive, inviting environment for artists and theater professionals.

Launched in 1994, the Geffen Playhouse is devoted to providing quality theater through a series of productions, workshops, seminars, play readings and lectures to the surrounding communities in the city of Los Angeles and the students of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The Geffen's mission is to enrich the cultural life of Greater Los Angeles and the UCLA community through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain, and inspire others. To this end, the Geffen Playhouse fosters an active relationship with the Los Angeles entertainment industry and offers a supportive, inviting environment for artists and theater professionals.

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Financial

three stars

88.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geffen Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Geffen Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geffen Playhouse (CA) 91.69 four stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 93.80 four stars
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 91.30 four stars
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 89.96 three stars
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) 92.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,511,478
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,125,140
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $109,150
Total Contributions $4,745,768
   Program Service Revenue $6,047,284
Total Primary Revenue $10,793,052
   Other Revenue $340,061
TOTAL REVENUE $11,133,113
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,396,260
   Administrative Expenses $1,087,977
   Fundraising Expenses $1,183,453
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,667,690
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,534,577
   
Net Assets $28,732,509

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
Production and Theater $9,826,230 94.5%
Education and Outreach $570,030 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 09/01/2018 91.69 four stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 88.62 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 90.26 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 92.23 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 91.31 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 91.68 four stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 88.64 three stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 86.79 three stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 91.67 four stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 88.44 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 83.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/01/2010 78.11 two stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 70.87 two stars
2007-08 08/01/2009 79.21 two stars
2006-08 07/01/2008 76.53 two stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 83.74 three stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 81.30 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 95-4492653
Name in IRS Master File GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(88) Community theatrical group
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 January, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

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
$182,000 1.43% Gil Cates Jr. Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$185,500 1.46% Randall Arney Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Geffen Playhouse (CA) 91.69 four stars
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 94.89 four stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 89.45 three stars
Community Arts Music Association (CA) 86.85 three stars
Ravinia Festival (IL) 90.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
tel: (310) 208-6500
EIN: 95-4492653

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Board Leadership

Howard Tenenbaum
Board Chair

CEO

Gil Cates Jr.
Executive Director

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