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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

The Washington Spectator

Examine. Engage. Expand public discourse.

one star

66.64

1 Union Square West 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (646) 692-6995   Web Site
EIN: 51-0217084

Board Leadership
Hamilton Fish
President

CEO
Hamilton Fish
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.64 one star
  Financial 75.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 60.00 one star
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Public Concern Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to the study of current political and social issues, the dissemination of those findings, and the expansion of the public discourse on political and social values and ideals. The foundation's principal activity is the publication of The Washington Spectator, a monthly newsletter on public affairs. The Public Concern Foundation also sponsors The Public Trust Project, which promotes the findings of independent scientists. In addition, the foundation hosts journalism fellowships, conducts investigative reporting, sponsors and produces social documentary films, publishes books, and provides fiscal sponsorship for kindred activities.

The Public Concern Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to the study of current political and social issues, the dissemination of those findings, and the expansion of the public discourse on political and social values and ideals. The foundation's principal activity is the publication of The Washington Spectator, a monthly newsletter on public affairs. The Public Concern Foundation also sponsors The Public Trust Project, which promotes the findings of independent scientists. In addition, the foundation hosts journalism fellowships, conducts investigative reporting, sponsors and produces social documentary films, publishes books, and provides fiscal sponsorship for kindred activities.

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Financial

two stars

75.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

60.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 96.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Washington Spectator on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Washington Spectator on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The Washington Spectator (NY) 66.64 one star
Resource Media (CA) 86.43 three stars
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 93.98 four stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 96.66 four stars
Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 98.14 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $148,789
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $148,789
   Program Service Revenue $521,766
Total Primary Revenue $670,555
   Other Revenue $48,272
TOTAL REVENUE $718,827
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $615,463
   Administrative Expenses $51,683
   Fundraising Expenses $69,315
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $736,461
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-17,634
   
Net Assets $2,924

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
Monthly Newsletter $548,375 89.1%
Ralph Shikes Fellowship $67,088 10.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 66.64 one star
2017-12 10/01/2019 66.64 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 68.37 one star
2015-12 07/01/2017 70.72 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 51-0217084
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC CONCERN FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code S99
NTEE Classification Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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, 1978
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
$120,782 16.40% Hamilton Fish President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Washington Spectator (NY) 66.64 one star
Common Sense Media (CA) 89.84 three stars
Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 98.14 four stars
Resource Media (CA) 86.43 three stars
Moving Picture Institute (NY) 93.98 four stars

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The Washington Spectator
1 Union Square West
6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (646) 692-6995
EIN: 51-0217084

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Board Leadership

Hamilton Fish
President

CEO

Hamilton Fish
President

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