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

Friends of Public Radio Arizona

Supporting Arizona's public radio stations

96.66

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

Board Leadership
Mistie Hague Weishaar
Chair

CEO
Linda Pastori
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
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) 96.66
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 90.01
Chicago Public Media (IL) 86.31
WTCI (TN) 86.94
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 93.58

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,361,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,378,577
   Fundraising Events $176,032
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,916,524
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,916,524
   Other Revenue $144,884
TOTAL REVENUE $7,061,408
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,708,269
   Administrative Expenses $194,040
   Fundraising Expenses $461,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,364,250
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-302,842
   
Net Assets $5,222,732

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 $6,098,686 90.9%
Public Radio Program Production $515,249 7.7%
Public Awareness $94,334 1.4%

Ratings History
Friends of Public Radio Arizona has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 02/01/2022 96.66
2019-06 02/01/2021 91.33
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.07
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.51
2016-06 03/01/2018 91.51
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.34
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.51
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.48
2013-06 12/22/2014 93.50
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.19
2012-06 06/01/2014 83.62

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) 96.66
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 90.29
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 90.54
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 88.32
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 92.23

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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

Mistie Hague Weishaar
Chair

CEO

Linda Pastori
Executive Director

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