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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WNET

New York Public Media

94.20

825 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 560-2000   Web Site
EIN: 26-2810489

Board Leadership
Edgar Wachenheim, III
Chair

CEO
Neal Shapiro
President, CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.20
  Financial 95.74
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

WNET is a multi-media public service non-profit that delivers lifelong learning and meaningful experiences to our communities. Our content inspires curiosity, encourages action and nurtures dreams.

WNET is a multi-media public service non-profit that delivers lifelong learning and meaningful experiences to our communities. Our content inspires curiosity, encourages action and nurtures dreams.

Financial

95.74

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WNET on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WNET on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WNET (NY) 94.20
KVIE (CA) 88.09
Art21 (NY) 85.99
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 91.47
American Documentary (NY) 91.45

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $71,519,689
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,010,056
   Related Organizations $9,102,005
   Government Grants $26,740,075
Total Contributions $109,371,825
   Program Service Revenue $12,596,508
Total Primary Revenue $121,968,333
   Other Revenue $5,656,147
TOTAL REVENUE $127,624,480
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $104,510,781
   Administrative Expenses $18,235,563
   Fundraising Expenses $18,837,142
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $141,583,486
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-13,959,006
   
Net Assets $293,458,254

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
National and Local Programming $75,115,438 71.9%
Broadcast Station $27,470,680 26.3%
Education $1,924,663 1.8%

Ratings History
WNET has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 94.20
2018-06 06/01/2020 90.19
2016-06 05/01/2019 90.35
2016-06 05/01/2019 90.35
2014-06 07/01/2017 91.29
2014-06 07/01/2017 91.29
2013-06 06/01/2016 85.04
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 09/01/2014 81.62
2012-06 02/01/2014 83.53

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 26-2810489
Name in IRS Master File WNET
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
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 March, 2009
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$676,900 0.47% Neal Shapiro President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$35,000 0.02% Paula Zahn Trustee

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WNET (NY) 94.20
Brave New Films (CA) 86.55
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 92.32
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.30
StoryCorps (NY) 90.99

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Charity Contact Info

WNET
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 560-2000
fax: (212) 560-2001
EIN: 26-2810489

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Board Leadership

Edgar Wachenheim, III
Chair

CEO

Neal Shapiro
President, CEO

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