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Parents Television Council

Because our children are watching

two stars

75.49

707 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2075
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (800) 882-6868   Web Site
EIN: 95-4819071

Board Leadership
Don Noblitt
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Tim Winter
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.49 two stars
  Financial 65.58 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Parents Television Council (PTC) was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. Our national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. We are a nonpartisan organization that works with government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

The Parents Television Council (PTC) was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. Our national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. We are a nonpartisan organization that works with government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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Financial

one star

65.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth -11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Parents Television Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Parents Television Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Parents Television Council (CA) 75.49 two stars
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 90.58 four stars
Family First (FL) 89.66 three stars
Alliance For Children (TX) 94.10 four stars
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,092,286
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,092,286
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,092,286
   Other Revenue $39,725
TOTAL REVENUE $2,132,011
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,688,986
   Administrative Expenses $103,412
   Fundraising Expenses $401,090
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,193,488
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-61,477
   
Net Assets $210,884

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 75.49 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 75.70 two stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 76.71 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 76.20 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.15 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 76.97 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 77.45 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 73.07 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 72.70 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 68.43 one star
2011-12 02/01/2013 59.75 one star
2010-12 11/01/2011 68.84 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 70.22 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 64.10 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 74.75 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 83.82 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 81.64 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 67.26 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4819071
Name in IRS Master File PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code A01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 January, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,600 7.86% Timothy Winter President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Parents Television Council (CA) 75.49 two stars
Connecticut Voices for Children (CT) 90.86 four stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 90.53 four stars
Florida's Children First (FL) 90.65 four stars
Alliance For Children (TX) 94.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Parents Television Council
707 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2075
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (800) 882-6868
fax: (213) 403-1301
EIN: 95-4819071

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Board Leadership

Don Noblitt
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Tim Winter
President

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