Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WETA

Washington's source for compelling television and inspiring classical music

four stars

97.87

3939 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206
tel: (703) 998-2600   Web Site
EIN: 53-0242992

Board Leadership
Timothy C. Coughlin
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Sharon Percy Rockefeller
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.87 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1961, WETA (The Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association) is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation's capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them. As an independent broadcaster and producer, WETA provides its viewers and listeners with quality, compelling programs and serves a broad community with educational projects and Web-based initiatives. In addition to our broadcasts and productions, WETA is a steadfast believer in the power of media to educate, and we have developed valuable national education services.

Founded in 1961, WETA (The Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association) is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation's capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them. As an independent broadcaster and producer, WETA provides its viewers and listeners with quality, compelling programs and serves a broad community with educational projects and Web-based initiatives. In addition to our broadcasts and productions, WETA is a steadfast believer in the power of media to educate, and we have developed valuable national education services.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WETA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WETA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $98,347,239
   Federated Campaigns $347,468
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,988,609
Total Contributions $102,683,316
   Program Service Revenue $3,833,791
Total Primary Revenue $106,517,107
   Other Revenue $2,168,808
TOTAL REVENUE $108,685,915
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $99,239,480
   Administrative Expenses $3,562,723
   Fundraising Expenses $12,434,963
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $115,237,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,551,251
   
Net Assets $132,741,778

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$533,677 0.46% Sharon Percy Rockefeller President, CEO

Mission

Founded in 1961, WETA (The Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association) is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation's capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them. As an independent broadcaster and producer, WETA provides its viewers and listeners with quality, compelling programs and serves a broad community with educational projects and Web-based initiatives. In addition to our broadcasts and productions, WETA is a steadfast believer in the power of media to educate, and we have developed valuable national education services.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
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Maine Public (ME) 94.68 four stars
WJCT (FL) 94.22 four stars
WMFE (FL) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WETA
3939 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
tel: (703) 998-2600
EIN: 53-0242992

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Board Leadership

Timothy C. Coughlin
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Sharon Percy Rockefeller
President & CEO