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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Pacifica Foundation Radio

A community radio network of commercial free stations

one star


1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 849-2590   Web Site
EIN: 94-1347046

Board Leadership
Jonathan Alexander

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 03/01/2019 57.24 one star
2016-09 06/01/2018 56.03 one star
-- 09/01/2016 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On January 8, 2015, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Pacifica Foundation Radio is the subject of an investigation by California attorney general, according to an article titled, "California attorney general launches audit of national radio network." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Daily Californian article.

CN 2.0
2013-09 07/01/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On July 2, 2015, Charity Navigator upgraded the designation put on Pacifica Foundation Radio from CN Watchlist to Donor Advisory. This change was done in accordance with our methodology for publishing a Donor Advisory.

2013-09 04/09/2015 59.88 one star
2012-09 12/20/2013 68.57 one star
2011-09 10/01/2012 70.67 two stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 66.15 one star
2009-09 09/20/2011 66.76 one star
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 55.12 one star
2008-09 10/01/2009 66.54 one star
2007-09 09/01/2008 60.40 one star
2006-09 06/01/2007 62.99 one star
2005-09 07/01/2006 69.81 one star
2004-09 12/01/2005 72.62 two stars
2003-09 11/01/2004 74.68 two stars
2002-09 06/01/2004 65.58 one star

Historical CN Advisories

07/01/2015-12/01/2019: Low Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Low Concern CN Advisory for the Pacifica Foundation Radio on December 1, 2019, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since September 1, 2016).

Charity Navigator had published a Low Concern CN Advisory on Pacifica Foundation Radio because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On May 14, 2014, The Oakland Tribune reported on the operations of Pacifica Foundation Radio, in an article titled, "Berkeley: Judge ends occupation of radio station offices." For more information regarding the investigation, please see The Oakland Tribune article.

Charity Contact Info

Pacifica Foundation Radio
1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 849-2590
EIN: 94-1347046

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Board Leadership

Jonathan Alexander

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