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Friends of Idaho Public Television

Providing quality educational and cultural television.

four stars

91.93

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

Board Leadership
Jeff Fox
President

CEO
Roy Schiele
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.93 four stars
  Financial 91.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of broadcast audience members
500,000
Number of favorable critic reviews/awards of art produced given by media or peers
71
Percentage of households reached by broadcast signal statewide
98
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
97.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
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 Voice

Charity Navigator believes collecting feedback from the people an organization serves can make it more effective. That is why we're partnering with GuideStar by Candid to share Constituent Voice information with you. Here's how this organization is listening and learning from its constituents:
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 Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.93 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
KQED (CA) 91.32 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 four stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 87.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,685,903
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,685,903
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,685,903
   Other Revenue $117,908
TOTAL REVENUE $5,803,811
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,100,429
   Administrative Expenses $36,614
   Fundraising Expenses $111,270
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,248,313
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $555,498
   
Net Assets $10,043,710

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 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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) 91.93 four stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 97.31 four stars
eTown (CO) 88.49 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 91.49 four stars

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Constituent Voice

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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

Jeff Fox
President

CEO

Roy Schiele
President

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