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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Friends of Wisconsin Public Television

Supporting educational, cultural and community broadcasting services of Wisconsin Public Television

three stars

84.84

821 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706
tel: (608) 265-8658   Web Site
EIN: 23-7300462

Board Leadership
Jan Botz
President

CEO
Eric Greiling
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.84 three stars
  Financial 79.42 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends of Wisconsin Public Television provides citizen support through diversified fundraising, community relations, volunteer networking and administrative services. Major events sponsored by Friends include on-air fundraising campaigns, special events, the televised Auction, the annual Garden Expo and Quilt Expos.

Friends of Wisconsin Public Television provides citizen support through diversified fundraising, community relations, volunteer networking and administrative services. Major events sponsored by Friends include on-air fundraising campaigns, special events, the televised Auction, the annual Garden Expo and Quilt Expos.

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Financial

two stars

79.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
65.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 31.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.52
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Wisconsin Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Wisconsin Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Wisconsin Public Television (WI) 84.84 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 91.20 four stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 87.71 three stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 90.88 four stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 85.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,802,346
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,802,346
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,802,346
   Other Revenue $597,264
TOTAL REVENUE $13,399,610
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,354,853
   Administrative Expenses $399,018
   Fundraising Expenses $3,185,737
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,939,608
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,460,002
   
Net Assets $15,107,806

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
Broadcasting Services $7,354,853 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 84.84 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.89 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 84.77 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 79.18 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 79.09 two stars
2015-06 09/01/2017 79.54 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 78.85 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.55 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.18 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 72.77 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 82.88 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 82.06 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 82.32 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 23-7300462
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF PBS WISCONSIN 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 May, 1973
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
$49,012 0.44% Eric Greiling Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Wisconsin Public Television (WI) 84.84 three stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 87.71 three stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.87 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.41 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Wisconsin Public Television
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
tel: (608) 265-8658
fax: (866) 822-2634
EIN: 23-7300462

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Board Leadership

Jan Botz
President

CEO

Eric Greiling
Executive Director

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