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

Friends of Public Radio Arizona

Supporting Arizona's public radio stations

four stars

91.33

2323 West 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281
tel: (480) 774-8466   Web Site
EIN: 01-0579687

Board Leadership
Suzanne Pfister
Chair

CEO
Phil Meyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.33 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) assures the future vitality and excellence of the community's public radio and broadens its support through events, audience awareness and funding. The FPRAZ works in collaboration with Maricopa County Community College District, Rio Salado College, Staff at KJZZ 91.5 and KBAQ 89.5, and Public Radio Partners, Inc. in a coordinated effort to support public radio in Arizona.

The Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) assures the future vitality and excellence of the community's public radio and broadens its support through events, audience awareness and funding. The FPRAZ works in collaboration with Maricopa County Community College District, Rio Salado College, Staff at KJZZ 91.5 and KBAQ 89.5, and Public Radio Partners, Inc. in a coordinated effort to support public radio in Arizona.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

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)
91.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Public Radio Arizona on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Public Radio Arizona on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 91.33 four stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 92.09 four stars
KCTS Television (WA) 85.97 three stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.47 three stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 92.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,399,164
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,107,390
   Fundraising Events $221,584
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,728,138
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,728,138
   Other Revenue $40,909
TOTAL REVENUE $6,769,047
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,864,829
   Administrative Expenses $249,150
   Fundraising Expenses $451,711
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,565,690
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-796,643
   
Net Assets $5,565,243

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
Contributions to Phoenix Public Radio Stations $6,099,917 88.9%
KJZZ Teen Radio Project $640,574 9.3%
Public Awareness $124,338 1.8%

Ratings History
Friends of Public Radio Arizona has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 91.33 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.07 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.51 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 91.51 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.34 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.51 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.48 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 93.50 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.19 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2014 83.62 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 01-0579687
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO ARIZONA
NTEE Code A11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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, 2002
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
Not compensated -- Phil Meyer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 91.33 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.48 four stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 89.71 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 92.98 four stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 85.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Public Radio Arizona
2323 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
tel: (480) 774-8466
fax: (480) 774-8474
EIN: 01-0579687

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Board Leadership

Suzanne Pfister
Chair

CEO

Phil Meyer
Executive Director

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