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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Fort Wayne Public Television

Northeast Indiana's PBS station

four stars

92.97

2501 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46805
tel: (888) 484-8839   Web Site
EIN: 23-7173906

Board Leadership
Ed Kos
Chairman

CEO
Bruce Haines
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.97 four stars
  Financial 94.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Fort Wayne Public Television, PBS39 WFWA-DT is to provide high quality telecommunications services which enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve through educational, informational, cultural and entertaining programs and services. We strive to: complement the educational opportunities for individuals of all ages; reinforce the joy of learning in children; promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of liberal arts fields of science, nature, history and the fine and performing arts; prompt informed thought and present alternative perspectives about public affairs; build a sense of community by addressing current local and statewide topics; and to serve as a unique entertainment alternative which differs in character and content from routine commercial broadcast services.

The mission of Fort Wayne Public Television, PBS39 WFWA-DT is to provide high quality telecommunications services which enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve through educational, informational, cultural and entertaining programs and services. We strive to: complement the educational opportunities for individuals of all ages; reinforce the joy of learning in children; promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of liberal arts fields of science, nature, history and the fine and performing arts; prompt informed thought and present alternative perspectives about public affairs; build a sense of community by addressing current local and statewide topics; and to serve as a unique entertainment alternative which differs in character and content from routine commercial broadcast services.

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Financial

four stars

94.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Wayne Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Wayne Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 92.97 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 87.94 three stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 95.52 four stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 90.71 four stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 92.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,763,026
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $388,624
Total Contributions $2,151,650
   Program Service Revenue $544,712
Total Primary Revenue $2,696,362
   Other Revenue $218,458
TOTAL REVENUE $2,914,820
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,259,680
   Administrative Expenses $454,471
   Fundraising Expenses $479,114
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,193,265
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-278,445
   
Net Assets $4,242,930

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
Public Television $2,259,680 100.0%

Ratings History
Fort Wayne Public Television has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 92.97 four stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 91.10 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 94.56 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.75 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 92.62 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 85.84 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 78.91 two stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 80.52 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 80.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 87.85 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 72.43 two stars
2007-09 12/17/2008 81.22 three stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 86.87 three stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 92.74 four stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 93.24 four 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 23-7173906
Name in IRS Master File FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION INC
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 October, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 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
$106,242 3.32% Bruce Haines President, General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 92.97 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 91.96 four stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.77 three stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.31 four stars
eTown (CO) 89.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fort Wayne Public Television
2501 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
tel: (888) 484-8839
EIN: 23-7173906

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Board Leadership

Ed Kos
Chairman

CEO

Bruce Haines
President

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