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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Downtown Community Television Center

Fostering diverse viewpoints

four stars

92.02

87 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 966-4510   Web Site
EIN: 13-2742777

Board Leadership
Cora Weiss
Chair

CEO
Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno
Co-Founders & Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) is a media arts center that fosters diverse viewpoints by providing professional training, state-of-the-industry resources, and by creating outstanding documentary productions, with the belief that diversity of expression strengthens our democracy and enhances civil society. Founded in 1972 by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, DCTV has fostered a diverse and inclusive media arts community for 40 productive years. DCTV pursues its educational mission by introducing members of the community to the basics of electronic media through hundreds of free or low-cost production courses and access to broadcast-quality production equipment.

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) is a media arts center that fosters diverse viewpoints by providing professional training, state-of-the-industry resources, and by creating outstanding documentary productions, with the belief that diversity of expression strengthens our democracy and enhances civil society. Founded in 1972 by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, DCTV has fostered a diverse and inclusive media arts community for 40 productive years. DCTV pursues its educational mission by introducing members of the community to the basics of electronic media through hundreds of free or low-cost production courses and access to broadcast-quality production equipment.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Downtown Community Television Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Downtown Community Television Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Downtown Community Television Center (NY) 92.02 four stars
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation (CA) 89.24 three stars
The Loft Literary Center (MN) 86.09 three stars
American Theatre Wing (NY) 89.28 three stars
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (NY) 94.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $524,093
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $149,000
Total Contributions $673,093
   Program Service Revenue $2,816,247
Total Primary Revenue $3,489,340
   Other Revenue $2,894
TOTAL REVENUE $3,492,234
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,868,334
   Administrative Expenses $325,786
   Fundraising Expenses $176,163
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,370,283
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $121,951
   
Net Assets $3,828,083

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 & Distribution $1,808,663 63.1%
Educational Programs $556,448 19.4%
Community Services $503,223 17.5%

Ratings History
Downtown Community Television Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 91.45 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.01 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.20 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.48 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 87.09 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 87.70 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 83.02 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 13-2742777
Name in IRS Master File DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY TELEVISION CENTER INC
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 April, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file(all other)
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,000 2.49% Jonathan Alpert Co-Executive Director, President
Other Salaries of Note
$53,733 1.59% Keiko Tsuno Co-Executive Director, Secretary

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Downtown Community Television Center (NY) 92.02 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Downtown Community Television Center
87 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 966-4510
fax: (212) 226-3053
EIN: 13-2742777

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Board Leadership

Cora Weiss
Chair

CEO

Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno
Co-Founders & Co-Executive Directors

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