Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Free to Choose Network

Using accessible and entertaining media to build popular support for personal, economic and political freedom thus advancing human well-being.

four stars

90.80

2002 Filmore Avenue Erie, PA 16506
tel: (800) 876-8930   Web Site
EIN: 52-1455677

Board Leadership
Robert J. Chitester
Chairman

CEO
Robert J. Chitester
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free to Choose Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free to Choose Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,697,659
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,697,659
   Program Service Revenue $61,413
Total Primary Revenue $3,759,072
   Other Revenue $17,044
TOTAL REVENUE $3,776,116
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,008,665
   Administrative Expenses $311,023
   Fundraising Expenses $267,626
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,587,314
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-811,198
   
Net Assets $1,809,420

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Robert Chitester President & CEO

Mission

Our challenge for the 21st Century is to help the self-governed remain aware of those conditions that give rise to their prosperity and freedom. Of course, people enjoy mass media—TV in particular—because it demands little more than their time. But often, it doesn't make them think and it certainly doesn't usually require them to think about the bases of freedom and prosperity. We address this challenge by offering our customers serious, thoughtful programming that is nevertheless entertaining — with winning ideas at the core of everything we produce.

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Charity Contact Info

Free to Choose Network
2002 Filmore Avenue
Erie, PA 16506
tel: (800) 876-8930
fax: (814) 833-7415
EIN: 52-1455677

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Board Leadership

Robert J. Chitester
Chairman

CEO

Robert J. Chitester
President, CEO