Playwrights Center Inc in Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN)

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Playwrights Center Inc
Employer Identification Number (EIN)416170139
Name of OrganizationPlaywrights Center Inc
In Care of NameAbby Marcus
Address2301 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1024
ActivitiesLiterary activities, Community theatrical group
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date09/1975
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization 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
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2012
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$2,305,954
Amount of Income$1,744,189
Form 990 Revenue Amount$1,448,772
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: Theater


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Amount of income in 2012: $1,744,189
Playwrights Center Inc: 

 $1,744,189
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $144,684

Assets in 2012: $2,305,954
Playwrights Center Inc: 

 $2,305,954
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $139,761

Expenses in 2007: $1,050,315
Playwrights Center Inc: 

 $1,050,315
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,365,498

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 1.0
This organization: 

 1.0
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 86.4%
This organization: 

 86.4%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 80.3%

Number of employees in 2007: 8
Playwrights Center Inc: 

 8
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 48

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2007: 25.0%
Playwrights Center Inc: 

 25.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 6.7%

Grants share in income in 2007: 90.3%
Playwrights Center Inc: 

 90.3%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 41.2%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$927,152$1,122,494$595,752$339,662$1,112,832$815,165$1,069,435$1,074,761
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$867,904$1,051,437$532,747$272,982$1,034,260$704,655$967,527$970,699
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$814,904$1,001,837$484,319$231,382$987,660$651,899$901,206$918,185
Indirect public support$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$53,000$49,600$48,428$41,600$46,600$52,756$66,321$52,514
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$10,325$19,594$16,077$26,691$23,346$39,363$37,774$36,093
Membership dues and assessments$14,465$13,715$13,680$15,745$24,460$25,320$24,065$31,566
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$18,727$22,867$3,716$3,019$6,996$15,463$17,841$17,137
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$3,645$14,881$20,886$21,225$23,770$29,164$22,228$19,266
Gross rents$3,645$14,881$20,886$21,225$23,770$29,164$22,228$19,266
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$1,200$0$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$3,840$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$0$0$0$2,640$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$11,180$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$14,670$0$0$0$0$0$0$8,135
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$3,490$0$0$0$0$0$0$8,135
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$906$0$8,646$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$601,702$657,169$783,942$690,531$724,168$848,504$912,441$1,050,315
Program services$401,689$482,315$608,949$557,729$594,492$693,229$729,526$906,979
Management and general$139,704$137,467$150,822$107,365$109,643$133,089$156,083$109,776
Fundraising$60,309$37,387$24,171$25,437$20,033$22,186$26,832$33,560
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$1,571,195$2,036,520$1,848,330$1,497,461$1,886,125$1,852,786$2,009,780$2,034,226
Excess or (deficit) for the year$325,450$465,325$-188,190$-350,869$388,664$-33,339$156,994$24,446
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$1,245,745$1,571,195$2,036,520$1,848,330$1,497,461$1,886,125$1,852,786$2,009,780
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$1,050,315$906,979$109,776$33,560
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$199,653
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$126,363$103,619$17,690$5,054
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$241,266$219,931$15,936$5,399
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$38,341$32,291$4,638$1,412
Payroll taxes$26,811$22,791$3,082$938
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$2,964$0$2,964$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$10,458$3,891$3,118$3,449
Telephone$18,839$15,194$3,587$58
Postage and shipping$7,797$4,517$2,280$1,000
Occupancy$42,698$23,701$15,230$3,767
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$34,330$19,613$9,459$5,258
Travel$32,574$30,762$1,261$551
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$4,751$3,801$713$237
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$46,185$36,947$6,929$2,309
Other expenses not covered above$217,284$190,268$22,888$4,128
Balance Sheets
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total assets$1,820,811$2,240,011$2,021,024$1,649,483$2,015,479$1,959,209$2,075,713$2,074,350
Cash - non-interest-bearing$402,702$637,118$542,903$587,203$553,142$138,480$110,252$75,474
Savings and temporary cash investments$7,840$17,706$0$0$0$245,775$455,352$536,391
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$288,500$474,250$423,000$58,500$502,500$637,000$614,808$615,972
Grants receivable$103$421$51$201$1,554$5,918$1,366$2,166
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$9,257$16,804$9,088$6,385$10,006$10,624$5,765$500
Investments - publicly-traded securities$0$0
Investments - other securities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$1,112,409$1,093,712$1,045,982$997,194$948,277$921,412$888,170$843,847
Other assets, including program-related investments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$249,616$203,491$172,694$152,022$129,354$106,423$65,933$40,124
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$26,904$20,212$25,429$23,256$20,762$13,497$26,949$25,415
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$4,193$0$250$0$0$3,792$3,932
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$222,712$179,086$147,265$128,516$108,592$92,926$35,192$10,777
Other liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$1,820,811$2,240,011$2,021,024$1,649,483$2,015,479$1,959,209$2,075,713$2,074,350
Total net assets or fund balances$1,571,195$2,036,520$1,848,330$1,497,461$1,886,125$1,852,786$2,009,780$2,034,226
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$927,152$1,122,494$595,752$339,662$1,112,832$815,165$1,069,435$1,074,761
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$927,152$1,122,494$595,752$339,662$1,112,832$891,754$1,089,665$1,094,948
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$77,789$20,230$20,187
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$77,789$20,230$20,187
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$1,200$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$1,200$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total expenses$601,702$657,169$783,942$690,531$724,168$848,504$912,441$1,050,315
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$601,702$657,169$783,942$690,531$724,168$925,093$932,671$1,070,502
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$77,789$20,230$20,187
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$77,789$20,230$20,187
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$1,200$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$1,200$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Average hours per week devoted to positionCompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensation plansExpense account and other allowances
40$66,300$1,989$0
40$57,500$575$0
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings17
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?No
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?Yes
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20068
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$17,137$89,925
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$39,093
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$31,566
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$17,137$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$19,266
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
19992000200120022003200420052006
Total$958,661$846,470$936,426$647,372$704,012$668,832$837,357$1,069,435
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$914,383$787,222$865,369$584,367$637,332$590,260$726,847$967,527
Membership fees received$10,540$14,465$13,715$13,680$15,745$24,460$25,320$24,065
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$17,343$21,505$19,594$24,723$26,691$23,346$39,363$37,774
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$14,149$22,372$37,748$24,602$24,244$30,766$45,827$40,069
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$2,246$906$0$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
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Alaska10
Alabama15
Arkansas9
Arizona17
California252
Colorado31
Connecticut39
District of Columbia10
Delaware8
Florida81
Georgia35
Hawaii8
Iowa25
Idaho8
Illinois92
Indiana45
Kansas12
Kentucky25
Louisiana20
Massachusetts75
Maryland31
Maine17
Michigan54
Minnesota44
Missouri28
Mississippi11
Montana7
North Carolina40
North Dakota6
Nebraska14
New Hampshire16
New Jersey63
New Mexico15
Nevada4
New York226
Ohio61
Oklahoma21
Oregon47
Pennsylvania95
Rhode Island11
South Carolina25
South Dakota6
Tennessee14
Texas103
Utah10
Virginia41
Vermont17
Washington57
Wisconsin42
West Virginia6
Wyoming2
International5
Total1,956

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