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International : Development and Relief Services

Population Media Center

Acting for change

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four stars

96.88

30 Kimball Avenue Suite 302
South Burlington, VT 05403
tel: (802) 985-8156   Web Site
EIN: 03-0358029

Board Leadership
Bram Kleppner
Chair

CEO
William Ryerson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.88 four stars
  Financial 95.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

To use entertainment-education and mass media to promote social and cultural change by addressing the interconnected issues of the full rights of women and girls, population, and the environment. Our goals are to empower people to live healthier and more prosperous lives and to stabilize global population at a level at which people can live sustainably with the world's renewable resources. Our vision is a sustainable planet with equal rights for all.

To use entertainment-education and mass media to promote social and cultural change by addressing the interconnected issues of the full rights of women and girls, population, and the environment. Our goals are to empower people to live healthier and more prosperous lives and to stabilize global population at a level at which people can live sustainably with the world's renewable resources. Our vision is a sustainable planet with equal rights for all.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Burundi Agashi 1.0
Program Activities
Agashi! (“Hey, Look Again!”) was a radio serial drama broadcast across Burundi. Using Population Media Center (PMC) entertainment-education approach, the program addressed family planning, reproductive health and child health/nutrition.
Impact Statement
$6 treats a child for diarrhea.
Methodology
PMC collected data on a sample of the broadcast population after the program. To estimate the change attributable to the program, PMC compared regular listeners of the show to a similar group of non-listeners.
Data Source
A nationally representative cross-sectional survey of women and men of reproductive age was conducted right after Agashi stopped being broadcasted. Survey questions covered demographics, health knowledge, health behaviors and exposure to the show.
Attribution Method
PMC compared self-reported ever-use rates of oral rehydration solution to treat childhood diarrhea among listeners and non-listeners, using multivariate logistic regression to control for factors such as sex, age, education, residence and religion.
Details
This report was created by Population Media Center with self­-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers January 2014 to January 2016.
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.58
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Media Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Population Media Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Media Center (VT) 96.88 four stars
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Mustard Seed Communities (MA) 98.23 four stars
Ezra International (FL) 93.55 four stars
One Heart World-Wide (CA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,657,863
   Federated Campaigns $2,637
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,660,500
   Program Service Revenue $772,648
Total Primary Revenue $10,433,148
   Other Revenue $135,369
TOTAL REVENUE $10,568,517
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,267,320
   Administrative Expenses $356,456
   Fundraising Expenses $336,930
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,960,706
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,607,811
   
Net Assets $17,109,329

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
National & International Initiatives $5,139,781 82.0%
General Program Development $973,997 15.5%
Public Outreach $153,542 2.4%

Ratings History
Population Media Center has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 96.88 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.14 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 97.16 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.33 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 94.07 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 92.20 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 97.12 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 95.53 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 91.90 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 96.82 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.51 four stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 89.39 three 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 03-0358029
Name in IRS Master File POPULATION MEDIA CENTER INC
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(541) Population control
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 December, 1998
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$230,618 3.31% William N. Ryerson President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Population Media Center (VT) 96.88 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Population Media Center
30 Kimball Avenue
Suite 302
South Burlington, VT 05403
tel: (802) 985-8156
EIN: 03-0358029

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Board Leadership

Bram Kleppner
Chair

CEO

William Ryerson
President

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