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The Characters Inc

Organization summary

Type of Nonprofit

Designated as a Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Category: Arts, Culture and Humanities / Performing Arts Centers (NTEE)

Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

Summary charts: organization finances over time

Revenue
$46k (2021)

Expenses
$56.5k (2021)

Total Assets
$27.2k (2021)

Total Liabilities
$0 (2021)

Source: Form 990 tax filings from 2014 to 2021

Tax Filings by Year

Form 990 is an information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly with the IRS. Nonprofit Explorer has IRS digitized Form 990 data for filings processed in 2012 and later. If this organization filed an amended return, it may not be reflected below. Duplicate download links may indicate a resubmission or amendment to this organization's original return. Form 990 data is from the IRS.

Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2021

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$46,000
Expenses
$56,500
Net Income
-$10,500
Net Assets
$27,208
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $4,000
8.7%
Program Services $42,000
91.3%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $27,208
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $27,208
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
Cody Carlton (President) $0 $0
Shana Acray (Secretary) $0 $0
Ken Staeck (Vice President) $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2020

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$127,847
Expenses
$106,307
Net Income
$21,540
Net Assets
$37,708
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $22,000
17.2%
Program Services $105,847
82.8%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $37,708
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $37,708
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
Cody Carlton (President) $0 $0
Santana Mc Kinney Carlton (Secretary Treasuer) $0 $0
Ken Staeck (Vice President) $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2019

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$169,847
Expenses
$175,966
Net Income
-$6,119
Net Assets
$16,168
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $35,950
21.2%
Program Services $133,897
78.8%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $16,168
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $16,168
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
Cody Carlton (President) $0 $0
Ken Staeck (Vice President) $0 $0
Santana Mc Kinney Carlton (Secretary/Treasurer) $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2018

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$145,056
Expenses
$148,944
Net Income
-$3,888
Net Assets
$22,297
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $39,650
27.3%
Program Services $105,406
72.7%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $22,297
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $22,297
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
Cody Carlton (President) $0 $0
Ken Staeck (Vice President) $0 $0
Santana Mc Kinney Carlton (Secretary Treasurer) $0 $0
Daniel Henson (It Chairman) $0 $0
Debra Whitaker (Volunteer Coordinator) $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2017

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$133,072
Expenses
$119,640
Net Income
$13,432
Net Assets
$26,185
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $33,500
25.2%
Program Services $99,572
74.8%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $26,185
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $26,185
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Other
Cody Carlton (President) $0 $0
Ken Staeck (Vice President) $0 $0
Santana Mc Kinney Carlton (Secretary Treasurer) $0 $0
Daniel Henson (It Chairman) $0 $0
Debra Whitaker (Volunteer Coordinator) $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2016

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$149,660
Expenses
$158,867
Net Income
-$9,207
Net Assets
-$9,207
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $49,550
33.1%
Program Services $100,110
66.9%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets -$9,207
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets -$9,207

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2015

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$134,965
Expenses
$117,316
Net Income
$17,649
Net Assets
$17,649
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $48,691
36.1%
Program Services $86,265
63.9%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $17,649
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $17,649

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2014

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from 990-EZ
Revenue
$129,022
Expenses
$124,711
Net Income
$4,311
Net Assets
$4,311
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $45,581
35.3%
Program Services $83,441
64.7%
Investment Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $4,311
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $4,311

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