Disable all preview features

Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

South Florida PBS

Explore your possibilities

three stars

81.00

14901 Northeast 20th Avenue Miami, FL 33181
tel: (305) 949-8321   Web Site
EIN: 59-0737868

Board Leadership
Michele Kessler
Chair

CEO
Dolores Sukhdeo
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.00 three stars
  Financial 73.43 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

South Florida PBS, Florida's largest public media company, includes public broadcasting stations WPBT2 and WXEL, serving approximately 6.3 million viewers of all ages and cultural backgrounds from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee.
We are dedicated to bring our audiences a more textured and thorough understanding of our world, our community and the communities around them through the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone; and engage audiences to share their stories. We are trusted by parents, grandparents, care-givers, and teachers and provide educational content that promotes the healthy development of our children.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public service.

South Florida PBS, Florida's largest public media company, includes public broadcasting stations WPBT2 and WXEL, serving approximately 6.3 million viewers of all ages and cultural backgrounds from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee.
We are dedicated to bring our audiences a more textured and thorough understanding of our world, our community and the communities around them through the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone; and engage audiences to share their stories. We are trusted by parents, grandparents, care-givers, and teachers and provide educational content that promotes the healthy development of our children.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public service.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

two stars

73.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
61.0%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 15.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Florida PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Florida PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Florida PBS (FL) 81.00 three stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 89.35 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 87.30 three stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 94.18 four stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.22 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,333,990
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,014,832
   Fundraising Events $134,630
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,650,784
Total Contributions $13,134,236
   Program Service Revenue $3,114,853
Total Primary Revenue $16,249,089
   Other Revenue $618,332
TOTAL REVENUE $16,867,421
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,853,935
   Administrative Expenses $3,763,578
   Fundraising Expenses $3,733,779
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,351,292
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,483,871
   
Net Assets $15,077,879

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
2018-06 12/20/2019 81.00 three stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 78.65 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 78.59 two stars
2014-06 02/01/2017 79.90 two stars
2014-06 02/01/2017 79.90 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2016 76.77 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 07/01/2014 73.43 two stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 75.38 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 77.89 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.22 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 77.64 two stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 83.60 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 73.16 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 75.69 two 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 59-0737868
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH FLORIDA PBS INC
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
(122) Producing films
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 August, 1959
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$304,652 1.49% Dolores Sukhdeo Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Florida PBS (FL) 81.00 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.22 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.07 four stars
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 88.64 three stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.14 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Community Television Foundation of South Florida
  • WPBT Communications Foundation (59-2141826)

Charity Contact Info

South Florida PBS
14901 Northeast 20th Avenue
Miami, FL 33181
tel: (305) 949-8321
EIN: 59-0737868

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 610002
Miami, FL 33261

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Michele Kessler
Chair

CEO

Dolores Sukhdeo
President, CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.