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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Ford's Theatre Society

Where Lincoln's Legacy Lives

three stars

83.60

511 Tenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 434-9545   Web Site
EIN: 52-6073157

Board Leadership
Eric A. Spiegel
Chairman

CEO
Paul R. Tetreault
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.60 three stars
  Financial 77.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

77.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
59.3%
  Administrative Expenses 34.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.35
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ford's Theatre Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ford's Theatre Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 83.60 three stars
Actors' Shakespeare Project (MA) 85.03 three stars
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 90.58 four stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 87.80 three stars
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (NJ) 88.45 three stars

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Ford's Theatre celebrates the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explores the American experience through theatre and education. A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford's Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore and celebrate Lincoln's ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality and creative expression.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,993,527
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,436,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $914,010
Total Contributions $7,343,537
   Program Service Revenue $5,133,464
Total Primary Revenue $12,477,001
   Other Revenue $988,642
TOTAL REVENUE $13,465,643
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,055,726
   Administrative Expenses $3,981,781
   Fundraising Expenses $838,057
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,875,564
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-409,921
   
Net Assets $48,892,629

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 $9,055,726 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 11/01/2016 83.60 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 78.27 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 74.39 two stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 77.15 two stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 89.36 three stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 87.95 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 79.30 two stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 82.99 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/22/2010 76.17 two stars
2008-08 12/15/2009 72.91 two stars
2007-08 06/01/2009 81.03 three stars
2006-08 09/01/2007 93.23 four stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 85.93 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 52-6073157
Name in IRS Master File FORD S THEATRE SOCIETY
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$421,218 3.03% Paul Tetreault Director

Ford's Theatre celebrates the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explores the American experience through theatre and education. A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford's Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore and celebrate Lincoln's ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equality and creative expression.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 83.60 three stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.24 four stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 91.76 four stars
Lincoln Center Theater (NY) 89.27 three stars
Seattle Repertory Theatre (WA) 85.70 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ford's Theatre Society
511 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 434-9545
fax: (202) 347-6269
EIN: 52-6073157

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Board Leadership

Eric A. Spiegel
Chairman

CEO

Paul R. Tetreault
Director

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