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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Network Knowledge

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one star

68.19

P.O. Box 6248 Springfield, IL 62708
tel: (800) 232-3605   Web Site
EIN: 37-1019920

Board Leadership
Keith R. Lape
Chair

CEO
Jerold Gruebel
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.19 one star
  Financial 70.56 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985, Network Knowledge collaborates with people and organizations in the communities we serve to bring quality programming, learning opportunities and economic development to our region. We serve all of West Central Illinois with the finest programming for education and entertainment.

Founded in 1985, Network Knowledge collaborates with people and organizations in the communities we serve to bring quality programming, learning opportunities and economic development to our region. We serve all of West Central Illinois with the finest programming for education and entertainment.

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Financial

two stars

70.56

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 147.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Network Knowledge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Network Knowledge on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Network Knowledge (IL) 68.19 one star
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.37 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.34 three stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.14 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,554,060
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $34,116
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,588,176
   Program Service Revenue $207,081
Total Primary Revenue $1,795,257
   Other Revenue $103,464
TOTAL REVENUE $1,898,721
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,334,083
   Administrative Expenses $227,778
   Fundraising Expenses $86,129
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,647,990
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-749,269
   
Net Assets $-1,567,504

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
Public Television Broadcasting $2,334,083 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 68.19 one star
2017-06 09/01/2018 76.46 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 77.23 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.28 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.53 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 86.07 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 37-1019920
Name in IRS Master File WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
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 (121) Radio or television broadcasting
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 May, 1977
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
$128,386 4.84% Jerold Gruebel President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Network Knowledge (IL) 68.19 one star
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars
WTCI (TN) 86.83 three stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 95.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Network Knowledge
P.O. Box 6248
Springfield, IL 62708
tel: (800) 232-3605
fax: (217) 483-1112
EIN: 37-1019920

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Board Leadership

Keith R. Lape
Chair

CEO

Jerold Gruebel
President and CEO

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