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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Rhode Island Public Radio

Informing, educating, and inspiring the community.

three stars

84.43

One Union Station Providence, RI 02903
tel: (401) 351-2800   Web Site
EIN: 05-0498502

Board Leadership
Adam Hamblett
Chair

CEO
Torey Malatia
President, CEO, General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.43 three stars
  Financial 78.20 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rhode Island Public Radio works to quality journalism and compelling storytelling that informs, educates, and inspires the community. Rhode Island Public Radio is an independent, member supported, nonprofit organization with a local Board of Directors. Our offices and studios are in downtown Providence.

Rhode Island Public Radio works to quality journalism and compelling storytelling that informs, educates, and inspires the community. Rhode Island Public Radio is an independent, member supported, nonprofit organization with a local Board of Directors. Our offices and studios are in downtown Providence.

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Financial

two stars

78.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
59.9%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rhode Island Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rhode Island Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rhode Island Public Radio (RI) 84.43 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.21 four stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 92.97 four stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 89.33 three stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 91.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,703,858
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,760
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,761,618
   Program Service Revenue $749,194
Total Primary Revenue $5,510,812
   Other Revenue $107,889
TOTAL REVENUE $5,618,701
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,770,675
   Administrative Expenses $654,549
   Fundraising Expenses $750,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,175,646
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,443,055
   
Net Assets $3,393,388

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
On-air News Programming $1,770,675 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 84.43 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 78.39 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 74.31 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 73.83 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 72.46 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 74.15 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 81.98 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 05-0498502
Name in IRS Master File RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC RADIO
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 June, 1998
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$200,000 6.29% Torey Malatia General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rhode Island Public Radio (RI) 84.43 three stars
KCBX (CA) 86.74 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.21 four stars
KNPB (NV) 89.18 three stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 91.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rhode Island Public Radio
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
tel: (401) 351-2800
fax: (401) 351-0246
EIN: 05-0498502

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Board Leadership

Adam Hamblett
Chair

CEO

Torey Malatia
President, CEO, General Manager

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