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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Childsplay

Theatre for everyone

three stars

88.14

900 South Mitchell Drive Tempe, AZ 85281
tel: (480) 921-5700   Web Site
EIN: 86-0336473

Board Leadership
Susan Wissink
President

CEO
Steve Martin
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, Childsplay is a professional non-profit theatre company of adult actors, performing for young audiences and families. Childsplay's mission is to create theatre so strikingly original in form, content or both, that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love and respect for the medium, thus preserving imagination and wonder, those hallmarks of childhood which are the keys to the future. In addition to our weekend public performances, we also offer three theatre experiences for our school audiences: field trips, school tours and artist in residence programs.

Founded in 1977, Childsplay is a professional non-profit theatre company of adult actors, performing for young audiences and families. Childsplay's mission is to create theatre so strikingly original in form, content or both, that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love and respect for the medium, thus preserving imagination and wonder, those hallmarks of childhood which are the keys to the future. In addition to our weekend public performances, we also offer three theatre experiences for our school audiences: field trips, school tours and artist in residence programs.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Childsplay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Childsplay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Childsplay (AZ) 88.14 three stars
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.11 three stars
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 90.88 four stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 86.04 three stars
Midland Community Theatre (TX) 85.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,066,599
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $168,074
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $116,000
Total Contributions $1,350,673
   Program Service Revenue $1,997,511
Total Primary Revenue $3,348,184
   Other Revenue $-2,853,147
TOTAL REVENUE $495,037
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,103,143
   Administrative Expenses $90,934
   Fundraising Expenses $183,475
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,377,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,882,515
   
Net Assets $1,840,022

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
Theater Productions $2,633,718 84.9%
Education Programs $469,425 15.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.14 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 88.81 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.24 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.72 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.72 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 77.65 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 82.83 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.28 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 96.76 four stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 87.26 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 94.98 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 90.06 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 69.01 one star
2004-06 09/01/2005 70.67 two 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 86-0336473
Name in IRS Master File CHILDSPLAY 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 (88) Community theatrical group
(90) Cultural performances
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 September, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Childsplay (AZ) 88.14 three stars
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Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 91.91 four stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Childsplay
900 South Mitchell Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
tel: (480) 921-5700
EIN: 86-0336473

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Board Leadership

Susan Wissink
President

CEO

Steve Martin
Managing Director

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