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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Santa Fe's performing arts center

four stars

95.39

211 West San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 988-7050   Web Site
EIN: 85-0448396

Board Leadership
Nancy Zeckendorf
Chairman

CEO
Joel Aalberts
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.39 four stars
  Financial 94.86 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 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

four stars

94.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.06
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lensic Performing Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lensic Performing Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 95.39 four stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 89.65 three stars
Two River Theater Company (NJ) 90.43 four stars
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) 95.34 four stars
The Grand 1894 Opera House (TX) 85.85 three stars

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Since opening in 1931, The Lensic has been an anchor in Santa Fe's downtown. Now, the restored theater thrives as the city's premier performing arts center, with a diverse program of world-class theater, music, dance, film and lecturers. More than just a performance venue, the Lensic is an organization with extensive programs that build partnerships within the community, provide support to fellow non-profits and include youth in all aspects of the performing arts. And we are working hard, alongside the many performing groups who use the Lensic, to ensure that audiences are continually offered new and exciting performances by presenting our own unique programs and collaborating with local artists to develop original works.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,575,976
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,073
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $40,328
Total Contributions $1,673,377
   Program Service Revenue $1,565,577
Total Primary Revenue $3,238,954
   Other Revenue $58,605
TOTAL REVENUE $3,297,559
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,856,584
   Administrative Expenses $443,327
   Fundraising Expenses $333,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,633,281
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-335,722
   
Net Assets $8,710,893

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
Historic Lensic Theater $1,599,807 56.0%
Lensic's Artistic Presentations $738,369 25.8%
Lensic's Youth in Performing Arts Education Program $313,534 11.0%

Ratings History
Lensic Performing Arts Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 07/01/2017 95.39 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.36 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.93 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.17 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.95 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.51 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 86.72 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 81.46 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 78.69 two stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 91.97 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 95.03 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 87.28 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 84.15 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 85-0448396
Name in IRS Master File LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CORPORATION
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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
(90) Cultural performances
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 July, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$205,000 5.64% Robert Martin Executive Director

Since opening in 1931, The Lensic has been an anchor in Santa Fe's downtown. Now, the restored theater thrives as the city's premier performing arts center, with a diverse program of world-class theater, music, dance, film and lecturers. More than just a performance venue, the Lensic is an organization with extensive programs that build partnerships within the community, provide support to fellow non-profits and include youth in all aspects of the performing arts. And we are working hard, alongside the many performing groups who use the Lensic, to ensure that audiences are continually offered new and exciting performances by presenting our own unique programs and collaborating with local artists to develop original works.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 95.39 four stars
Boch Center (MA) 88.22 three stars
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 91.31 four stars
FringeArts (PA) 87.80 three stars
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 94.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 988-7050
fax: (505) 988-4370
EIN: 85-0448396

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Board Leadership

Nancy Zeckendorf
Chairman

CEO

Joel Aalberts
Executive Director

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