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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

91.51

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

Board Leadership
John McDonald
Chair

CEO
Phil Meyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.51 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 25.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
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) 91.51 four stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 89.87 three stars
WBGO (NJ) 85.72 three stars
WWOZ (LA) 91.59 four stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $915,720
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,413,522
   Fundraising Events $279,382
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,608,624
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,608,624
   Other Revenue $343,172
TOTAL REVENUE $5,951,796
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,014,265
   Administrative Expenses $307,772
   Fundraising Expenses $389,456
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,711,493
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,759,697
   
Net Assets $7,154,000

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 $7,200,390 79.9%
KJZZ Teen Radio Project $1,099,234 12.2%
Public Awareness $714,641 7.9%

Ratings History
Friends of Public Radio Arizona has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Louis Stanley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 91.51 four stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.77 three stars
KIXE-TV (CA) 85.09 three stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 91.90 four stars
Lakeland Public Television (MN) 87.20 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

John McDonald
Chair

CEO

Phil Meyer
Executive Director

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