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Friends of Idaho Public Television

Providing quality educational and cultural television.

four stars

92.10

1455 N Orchard St Boise, ID 83706
tel: (208) 373-7220   Web Site
EIN: 82-0400218

Board Leadership
Roy Schiele
President

CEO
Ron Pisaneschi
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.10 four stars
  Financial 92.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist Idaho Public Television in securing financial support, publicizing services, and ascertaining needs from the communities we serve.

The mission of Idaho Public Television is to harness the power of public media to encourage lifelong learning, connect our communities, and enrich the lives of all Idahoans. We tell Idaho's stories.

Five foundational values guide our efforts to meet the needs of the communities we serve: trust, quality, lifelong learning, accessibility, and community.

Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist Idaho Public Television in securing financial support, publicizing services, and ascertaining needs from the communities we serve.

The mission of Idaho Public Television is to harness the power of public media to encourage lifelong learning, connect our communities, and enrich the lives of all Idahoans. We tell Idaho's stories.

Five foundational values guide our efforts to meet the needs of the communities we serve: trust, quality, lifelong learning, accessibility, and community.

Financial

four stars

92.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
97.1%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Idaho Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Idaho Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We are in the process of updating our website to be more user-friendly We are engaging volunteers throughout the state to do user testing and adapting their feedback to the new website design and functionality As part of the new site, we are implementing an ability for donors to access their individual accounts and personal information
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 92.10 four stars
WTCI (TN) 86.94 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 91.20 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 91.33 four stars
eTown (CO) 88.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,805,687
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,805,687
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,805,687
   Other Revenue $157,378
TOTAL REVENUE $5,963,065
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,036,591
   Administrative Expenses $79,307
   Fundraising Expenses $71,319
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,187,217
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $775,848
   
Net Assets $11,023,782

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
Friends of Idaho Public Television has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 92.10 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.93 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 91.01 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 92.28 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.18 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.40 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 72.45 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 71.83 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 73.66 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 82-0400218
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 92.10 four stars
WTCI (TN) 86.94 three stars
WKNO (TN) 88.59 three stars
St. Louis Regional Public Media Inc. (d/b/a Nine PBS) (MO) 87.64 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 86.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Idaho Public Television
1455 N Orchard St
Boise, ID 83706
tel: (208) 373-7220
fax: (208) 373-7245
EIN: 82-0400218

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Board Leadership

Roy Schiele
President

CEO

Ron Pisaneschi
President

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