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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

94.07

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 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of broadcast audience members
320,000
Number of unique website visitors
62,200
Total number of organization members
33,965
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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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) 94.07 four stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 87.30 three stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.02 three stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.09 four stars
KNPB (NV) 87.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,618,767
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,882,238
   Fundraising Events $187,670
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,688,675
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,688,675
   Other Revenue $145,874
TOTAL REVENUE $6,834,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,920,861
   Administrative Expenses $239,126
   Fundraising Expenses $544,325
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,704,312
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-869,763
   
Net Assets $6,339,768

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 $5,582,244 80.7%
KJZZ Teen Radio Project $860,082 12.4%
Public Awareness $478,535 6.9%

Ratings History
Friends of Public Radio Arizona has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • 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) 94.07 four stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 91.35 four stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars
KCTS Television (WA) 85.65 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 87.30 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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