Disable all preview features

Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WYPR

88.1 FM -. Your NPR News Station

three stars

87.65

2216 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (410) 235-1660   Web Site
EIN: 31-1770828

Board Leadership
Jonathan Rogers
Board Chair

CEO
Anthony Brandon
President and General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.65 three stars
  Financial 84.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

84.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WYPR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WYPR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WYPR (MD) 87.65 three stars
WMNF (FL) 85.85 three stars
WBGO (NJ) 86.61 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 85.81 three stars
KQED (CA) 88.35 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Serving the metropolitan Baltimore area and the state of Maryland, the mission of WYPR Your Public Radio is to broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit which enrich the minds and spirits of our listeners and ultimately strengthen the communities we serve. WYPR adheres to the highest standards of journalistic and artistic excellence. It delivers educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment programming as a public services to the broadest possible audience.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $783,127
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,047,992
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,831,119
   Program Service Revenue $2,868,368
Total Primary Revenue $5,699,487
   Other Revenue $71,124
TOTAL REVENUE $5,770,611
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,580,022
   Administrative Expenses $1,145,695
   Fundraising Expenses $147,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,873,601
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $897,010
   
Net Assets $4,837,224

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
Radio Station Operation $3,580,022 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 87.65 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.55 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.09 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 92.12 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 31-1770828
Name in IRS Master File YOUR PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 July, 2001
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,375 3.16% Anthony S. Brandon President, CEO

Serving the metropolitan Baltimore area and the state of Maryland, the mission of WYPR Your Public Radio is to broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit which enrich the minds and spirits of our listeners and ultimately strengthen the communities we serve. WYPR adheres to the highest standards of journalistic and artistic excellence. It delivers educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment programming as a public services to the broadest possible audience.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WYPR (MD) 87.65 three stars
KETC (MO) 90.09 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 89.11 three stars
Rocky Mountain PBS (CO) 87.94 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 85.81 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

WYPR
2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (410) 235-1660
fax: (410) 235-1161
EIN: 31-1770828

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Jonathan Rogers
Board Chair

CEO

Anthony Brandon
President and General Manager

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center

Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Did you know that we’re a charity, too? Your donation will help us provide new tools and information that you can rely on to make impactful giving choices. Your gift of any size will make a difference!

Support Charity Navigator
Not at This Time

We’re celebrating!

For 15 years, Charity Navigator has equipped donors with unbiased charity evaluations and tools to help you make informed giving decisions. Learn more about that journey and the bold goals on our road ahead.

Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Did you know that we’re a charity, too? Your donation will help us provide new tools and information that you can rely on to make impactful giving choices. Your gift of any size will make a difference!