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TDF

TDF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone.

aka Theatre Development Fund   |   New York, NY   |  www.tdf.org

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TDF

EIN: 13-6216919


Mission

TDF's mission is to sustain live theatre and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and by eliminating barriers to attendance. We envision a world where the transformative experience of attending live theatre and dance is essential, relevant, accessible and inspirational.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Ms. Deeksha Gaur

Main address

520 8TH Ave Rm 801

New York, NY 10018 USA

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EIN

13-6216919

Subject area info

Arts services

Performing arts

Population served info

Adolescents

People with disabilities

Retired people

Veterans

Artists and performers

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

TDF School Programs

TDF is home to a suite of arts education programs that serve more than 11,000 middle and high school students each academic year through in-school workshops, after-school mentorship, and attendance at professional theatre and dance performances. These programs develop soft skills that are crucial to 21st-century workforce success--collaboration, empathy, creative problem solving, and public presentation. TDF offers its education programs at no cost to students, schools, and educators to ensure that TDF can serve diverse New York City communities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Our most wide-reaching program, Introduction to Theatre brings up to 10,000 students annually to student matinee performances of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and is free of charge for students, teachers, and schools. TDF Teaching Artists develop curricula around the chosen performances, work with teachers to build arts education skills, and do in-person workshops for each matinee, deepening the students experience of the work.

Population(s) Served

For students who are ready to go deeper, the Young Playwrights Residency Program offers resources and guidance to 700 teens annually, helping them create their own short plays in afterschool workshops with Teaching Artists. Their plays are then performed as staged readings by professional actors.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents

The Wendy Wasserstein Project encourages New York youth to take true ownership over their citys cultural resources, partnering groups of eight students with a mentor who is deeply experienced in an aspect of the performing arts. The mentor and their students see multiple shows each season, breaking down each one afterwards in group conversations, linking what they see on stage to their own life experiences. This program serves nearly 200 students each school year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents

Dedicated to removing all barriers to entry to the theatre, TDF Accessibility Programs (TAP) are some of the most directly impactful expressions of TDFs mission. Working with producers of theatre and dance, TDF makes available accessible seating locations, as well as audio described performances, open captioned performances and performances supported by American Sign Language interpretation. These tickets are offered at exclusive discounts to qualifying individuals with disabilities through our free-to-join TAP Membership program.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

TDF Accessibility Program for Students (TAPS) extends these services to elementary school and secondary school students, ensuring that the benefits of the performing arts and arts education are available to young people with disabilities throughout the metropolitan area and in District 75 schools. TDF partners with Broadway productions to provide accessibility accommodations for students who are hard of hearing or deaf and/or have low vision or who are blind, providing open captioning, ASL interpretation and Audio Description for 500+ students a year.

Population(s) Served
People with hearing impairments
People with other disabilities
People with physical disabilities
People with vision impairments

For individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Autism Friendly Performances program offers opportunities to access the live performing arts without stigma or accessibility barriers. With the guidance of TDF and expert consultants, producers offer sensory-friendly adjusted versions of their hit shows, changing lighting and sound levels to accommodate individuals with sensory sensitivities. TDF purchases every seat in the house for these performances, re-selling the tickets at a deep discount to our list of over 10,000 households and providing a welcoming and comfortable front of house experience to our audience. With the support of the New York City Council, tickets are offered free of charge to students in District 75 schools. For many families of individuals with autism, the Autism Friendly Performances program offers a unique opportunity to go to the theatre as a family.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities
People with other disabilities
People with psychosocial disabilities

TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program provides former service members with opportunities to attend the theatre in groups with fellow veterans free of charge. TDF partners with Veterans Services organizations throughout New York City, distributing tickets to communities of veterans of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and offers free access to the Membership program, as well as to the TAP Membership for service members who require accessibility accommodations. Through its partnerships and services, TDF Vets aims to make theatre a healing source of entertainment for the thousands of former service people who live in New York City.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
People with physical disabilities
People with psychosocial disabilities

Founded in 1974 following the request of the New York State Council on the Arts and an initial wardrobe donation from the Metropolitan Opera, the TDF Costume Collection expands access to the performing arts by supporting the makers at all levels. With over 85,000 donated garments from theatrical productions and personal wardrobes alike, the Collection provides costumes for hundreds shows at all levels nationwidefrom school productions to regional theatre to Broadway, film and televisionat an affordable rate, enhancing the production experience in communities everywhere.

Population(s) Served

TDF Membership provides affordable, advance-sale access to live performance. Membership is open to individuals who cannot afford full-priced admission yet are eager to be a part of New York's cultural scene. Affordable tickets ($11 to $59.50) are available to students, educators, union members, retirees ages 62+, civil servants, nonprofit staff and freelancers, artists and arts professionals, members of the military, clergy, individuals on disability, patrons ages 30 and under, and more. Offers are available through our website, e-newsletters and brochures, and tickets may be purchased online, by phone or by mail.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Veterans
Retired people
Low-income people

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Financials

TDF
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2023 FY2023 TDF Audited Financial Statement 2022 2017
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.05

Average of 1.69 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.4

Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

30%

Average of 31% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

TDF

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of TDF’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $515,702 -$1,935,737 $2,002,193 $133,297 $1,470,299
As % of expenses 2.8% -11.7% 29.5% 1.2% 9.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $98,364 -$2,362,277 $1,655,940 -$102,267 $1,294,864
As % of expenses 0.5% -14.0% 23.2% -0.9% 8.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $20,098,157 $15,087,127 $6,521,233 $12,739,705 $16,330,909
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.4% -24.9% -56.8% 95.4% 28.2%
Program services revenue 71.7% 70.1% 23.4% 47.9% 78.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.4% 1.2% 1.6% 0.6% 1.1%
Government grants 2.2% 3.5% 39.6% 28.3% 6.4%
All other grants and contributions 12.4% 18.3% 28.1% 16.3% 13.4%
Other revenue 12.3% 7.0% 7.3% 6.9% 0.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $18,133,251 $16,491,782 $6,777,662 $11,396,424 $15,432,790
Total expenses, % change over prior year -0.5% -9.1% -58.9% 68.1% 35.4%
Personnel 61.1% 58.1% 61.2% 62.7% 61.6%
Professional fees 4.4% 4.1% 4.8% 3.5% 4.3%
Occupancy 6.7% 7.3% 15.3% 9.5% 6.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.6% 0.3% 0.0% 0.8% 0.9%
All other expenses 27.2% 30.2% 18.8% 23.6% 27.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $18,550,589 $16,918,322 $7,123,915 $11,631,988 $15,608,225
One month of savings $1,511,104 $1,374,315 $564,805 $949,702 $1,286,066
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $53,780 $1,990,000 $0
Fixed asset additions $571,360 $0 $0 $0 $208,080
Total full costs (estimated) $20,633,053 $18,292,637 $7,742,500 $14,571,690 $17,102,371

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 1.3 1.7 5.4 3.5 1.4
Months of cash and investments 5.5 5.8 17.6 8.2 7.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.8 1.6 7.5 4.4 4.3
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $2,019,195 $2,296,902 $3,064,222 $3,305,508 $1,825,643
Investments $6,342,189 $5,639,571 $6,853,331 $4,522,039 $7,734,074
Receivables $1,017,299 $952,103 $421,564 $654,117 $1,137,378
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,790,778 $3,775,301 $3,775,301 $3,919,314 $4,127,393
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 48.7% 59.8% 69.0% 72.5% 73.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 37.0% 56.5% 45.4% 39.8% 53.6%
Unrestricted net assets $6,102,292 $3,740,015 $5,395,955 $5,293,688 $6,588,552
Temporarily restricted net assets $826,663 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $294,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,120,663 $861,528 $1,004,645 $1,120,055 $1,390,878
Total net assets $7,222,955 $4,601,543 $6,400,600 $6,413,743 $7,979,430

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
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Executive Director

Ms. Deeksha Gaur

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
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Board chair

H. Gwen Marcus

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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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