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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Ford's Theatre Society

Where Lincoln's Legacy Lives

four stars

94.49

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

Board Leadership
Phebe N. Novakovic
Chairman

CEO
Paul R. Tetreault
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.49 four stars
  Financial 92.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

92.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 19.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.12
  Program Expenses Growth 22.9%
  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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 94.49 four stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 94.42 four stars
The Cleveland Play House (OH) 88.22 three stars
Creede Repertory Theatre (CO) 91.03 four stars
Park Square Theatre Company (MN) 87.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,075,361
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,514,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $837,644
Total Contributions $7,427,005
   Program Service Revenue $7,450,769
Total Primary Revenue $14,877,774
   Other Revenue $967,393
TOTAL REVENUE $15,845,167
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,764,841
   Administrative Expenses $1,965,980
   Fundraising Expenses $757,240
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,488,061
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $357,106
   
Net Assets $49,011,276

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 $12,764,841 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 08/01/2018 94.49 four stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 89.08 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 88.72 three stars
2015-08 05/01/2017 84.11 three stars
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]
Ruling Date August, 1967
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
$405,032 2.61% Paul Tetreault Director

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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

Phebe N. Novakovic
Chairman

CEO

Paul R. Tetreault
Director

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