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YR Media

Training diverse young people in digital media and technology.

two stars

79.92

1701 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 251-1101   Web Site
EIN: 94-3180825

Board Leadership
Luc Bellet
Chair

CEO
Ellin O'Leary
President & Chief Content Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.92 two stars
  Financial 78.04 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992 in Berkeley during a period of heightened youth violence and homicide, YR Media (formerly, Youth Radio) was established as an outlet for Bay Area youth to process their experiences and provide an alternative perspective to the prevailing media dialogue. YR Media is an award-winning media production company that trains diverse young people in digital media and technology. Partnering with industry professionals, students learn to produce marketable media for massive audiences while bringing youth perspectives to issues of public concern. Our mission is to launch young people on career and education pathways by engaging them in work-based learning opportunities, creative expression, professional development, and health and academic support services. YR Media operates bureaus in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, DC.

Founded in 1992 in Berkeley during a period of heightened youth violence and homicide, YR Media (formerly, Youth Radio) was established as an outlet for Bay Area youth to process their experiences and provide an alternative perspective to the prevailing media dialogue. YR Media is an award-winning media production company that trains diverse young people in digital media and technology. Partnering with industry professionals, students learn to produce marketable media for massive audiences while bringing youth perspectives to issues of public concern. Our mission is to launch young people on career and education pathways by engaging them in work-based learning opportunities, creative expression, professional development, and health and academic support services. YR Media operates bureaus in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, DC.

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Financial

two stars

78.04

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YR Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YR Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YR Media (CA) 79.92 two stars
Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School (LA) 88.22 three stars
Fugees Family (GA) 88.48 three stars
Central Institute for the Deaf (MO) 91.53 four stars
Guadalupe School (UT) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,574,614
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,564,814
Total Contributions $6,139,428
   Program Service Revenue $122,155
Total Primary Revenue $6,261,583
   Other Revenue $2,100
TOTAL REVENUE $6,263,683
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,355,548
   Administrative Expenses $1,412,403
   Fundraising Expenses $297,156
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,065,107
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,198,576
   
Net Assets $3,986,670

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
Media International/Social Enterprise Production Company $1,617,961 48.2%
Digital Media and Technology Education $964,771 28.7%
Arts Pathway $490,660 14.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 79.92 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 79.03 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.68 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 82.92 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 94-3180825
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH RADIO
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 July, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 2.96% Ellin O'Leary President
Other Salaries of Note
$113,077 2.23% Jabari Gray Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YR Media (CA) 79.92 two stars
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Street School (OK) 90.77 four stars
Nativity Academy at Saint Boniface (KY) 92.40 four stars
Caring for Cambodia (TX) 85.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

YR Media
1701 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 251-1101
fax: (510) 899-8789
EIN: 94-3180825

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Board Leadership

Luc Bellet
Chair

CEO

Ellin O'Leary
President & Chief Content Officer

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