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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

PBS Hawaii

Advancing learning and discovery through storytelling.

four stars

92.40

315 Sand Island Access Road Honolulu, HI 96819
tel: (808) 462-5000   Web Site
EIN: 99-0334518

Board Leadership
Joanne Lo Grimes
Chair

CEO
Leslie Wilcox
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.40 four stars
  Financial 89.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PBS Hawaii is Hawaii's sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We are dedicated to providing educational and enriching programming to all ages, from keiki to kupuna. We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that touches lives. We see PBS Hawaii as a digital touchstone for the community, connecting and convening citizens of all ages in civil discourse, appreciation of culture and the arts, lessons of history and in shaping Hawaii's future.

PBS Hawaii is Hawaii's sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We are dedicated to providing educational and enriching programming to all ages, from keiki to kupuna. We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that touches lives. We see PBS Hawaii as a digital touchstone for the community, connecting and convening citizens of all ages in civil discourse, appreciation of culture and the arts, lessons of history and in shaping Hawaii's future.

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Financial

three stars

89.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.24
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PBS Hawaii on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PBS Hawaii on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PBS Hawaii (HI) 92.40 four stars
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 88.64 three stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 95.44 four stars
WKNO (TN) 88.59 three stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,159,002
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,415,006
Total Contributions $8,574,008
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,574,008
   Other Revenue $138,854
TOTAL REVENUE $8,712,862
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,032,832
   Administrative Expenses $1,299,979
   Fundraising Expenses $922,408
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,255,219
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $457,643
   
Net Assets $42,516,849

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
Broadcasting $6,032,832 100.0%

Ratings History
PBS Hawaii has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 92.40 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 91.88 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 87.24 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2017 89.26 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.26 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 91.47 four 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 99-0334518
Name in IRS Master File HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 October, 2000
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$277,145 3.35% Leslie Wilcox President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PBS Hawaii (HI) 92.40 four stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 91.35 four stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 97.31 four stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.93 four stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

PBS Hawaii
315 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
tel: (808) 462-5000
fax: (808) 462-5090
EIN: 99-0334518

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 29606
Honolulu, HI 96820

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Board Leadership

Joanne Lo Grimes
Chair

CEO

Leslie Wilcox
President, CEO

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