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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Lakeland PBS

Empowering individuals, connecting diverse communities

83.91

108 Grant Ave NE Bemidji, MN 56601
tel: (800) 292-0922   Web Site
EIN: 41-1265701

Board Leadership
Ryan Welle
Board Chair

CEO
Jeff Hanks
CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.91
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since signing on the air June 1, 1980, Lakeland PBS has been a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate that produces, acquires and airs programs that are relevant to our rural and culturally diverse viewing area. Lakeland PBS's mission is to educate, entertain, enrich and enlighten. We provide programming produced right here in northern and central Minnesota alongside national programming on our 6 channels. Lakeland PBS's vision is to be the premier, trusted, indispensable public media resource for the region. We strive to empower citizens while serving and connecting the diverse communities across our broadcast region.

Since signing on the air June 1, 1980, Lakeland PBS has been a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate that produces, acquires and airs programs that are relevant to our rural and culturally diverse viewing area. Lakeland PBS's mission is to educate, entertain, enrich and enlighten. We provide programming produced right here in northern and central Minnesota alongside national programming on our 6 channels. Lakeland PBS's vision is to be the premier, trusted, indispensable public media resource for the region. We strive to empower citizens while serving and connecting the diverse communities across our broadcast region.

Financial

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth -4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lakeland PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lakeland PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lakeland PBS (MN) 83.91
New York Public Radio (NY) 86.65
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 92.23
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 95.55
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 89.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,313,558
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $459,239
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $876,041
Total Contributions $2,648,838
   Program Service Revenue $19,135
Total Primary Revenue $2,667,973
   Other Revenue $108,045
TOTAL REVENUE $2,776,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,869,489
   Administrative Expenses $325,750
   Fundraising Expenses $282,622
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,477,861
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $298,157
   
Net Assets $5,376,607

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
Programming & Production $1,356,809 72.6%
Broadcasting $418,531 22.4%
Program Information $94,149 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 03/01/2022 83.91
2019-09 12/23/2020 83.95
2018-09 07/01/2019 88.04
2017-09 08/01/2018 87.20
2016-09 09/01/2017 84.68
2015-09 11/01/2016 84.59
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.87
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 05/01/2015 81.63
2013-09 09/01/2014 69.03

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

EIN 41-1265701
Name in IRS Master File NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION
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 (59) Other school related activities
(149) Other instruction and training
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 November, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,928 4.47% William Sanford CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lakeland PBS (MN) 83.91
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 88.32
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 89.13
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 90.01
Nashville Public Television (TN) 87.17

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Charity Contact Info

Lakeland PBS
108 Grant Ave NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
tel: (800) 292-0922
fax: (218) 751-3142
EIN: 41-1265701

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Board Leadership

Ryan Welle
Board Chair

CEO

Jeff Hanks
CEO

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