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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting

The catalyst that makes Northwest Indiana a vibrant, informed and thriving place to live and work

two stars

73.74

8625 Indiana Place Merrillville, IN 46410
tel: (219) 756-5656   Web Site
EIN: 31-0960136

Board Leadership
Ana Grandfield
Board Chair

CEO
James A. Muhammad
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.74 two stars
  Financial 63.53 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Northwest Indian Public Broadcasting builds a strong sense of community for the residents of Northwest Indiana by being the leading force in connecting people, ideas, and information through multiple ongoing media and outreach activities.

Northwest Indian Public Broadcasting builds a strong sense of community for the residents of Northwest Indiana by being the leading force in connecting people, ideas, and information through multiple ongoing media and outreach activities.

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Financial

one star

63.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
53.3%
  Administrative Expenses 27.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth -7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting (IN) 73.74 two stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 87.71 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 87.94 three stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $876,394
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $857,299
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $372,619
Total Contributions $2,106,312
   Program Service Revenue $527,672
Total Primary Revenue $2,633,984
   Other Revenue $104,919
TOTAL REVENUE $2,738,903
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,626,514
   Administrative Expenses $860,218
   Fundraising Expenses $611,932
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,098,664
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-359,761
   
Net Assets $2,468,064

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
Public Television $1,314,442 80.8%
Public Radio $312,072 19.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 11/01/2019 73.74 two stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 73.48 two stars
2016-09 08/01/2017 71.38 two stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 64.68 one star
2014-09 06/01/2016 68.87 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 67.39 one star
2013-09 04/01/2015 71.54 two stars
2012-09 04/01/2014 80.71 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 31-0960136
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 June, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,000 3.48% James A. Muhammad President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting (IN) 73.74 two stars
Vermont PBS (VT) 93.09 four stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.89 four stars
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
WYPR (MD) 87.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting
8625 Indiana Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
tel: (219) 756-5656
fax: (219) 755-4312
EIN: 31-0960136

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Board Leadership

Ana Grandfield
Board Chair

CEO

James A. Muhammad
President, CEO

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