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Rhode Island Public Radio

Informing, educating, and inspiring the community.

two stars

73.05

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

Board Leadership
Don Wineberg
Chair

CEO
Torey Malatia
President, CEO, General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.05 two stars
  Financial 64.18 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 87.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

one star

64.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

87.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
51.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 28.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.2%
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) 73.05 two stars
KQED (CA) 92.06 four stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 87.94 three stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 97.34 four stars
WYPR (MD) 88.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,707,654
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $62,150
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,769,804
   Program Service Revenue $994,457
Total Primary Revenue $3,764,261
   Other Revenue $-4,174
TOTAL REVENUE $3,760,087
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,140,034
   Administrative Expenses $773,077
   Fundraising Expenses $1,179,206
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,092,317
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-332,230
   
Net Assets $2,850,217

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 $2,140,034 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 73.05 two stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 79.78 two stars
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)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,275 3.06% Torey Malatia Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rhode Island Public Radio (RI) 73.05 two stars
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.87 four stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 97.31 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 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

Don Wineberg
Chair

CEO

Torey Malatia
President, CEO, General Manager

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