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KCETLink

Using media and storytelling to connect a multicultural audience with local and global perspectives

two stars

74.12

2900 West Alameda Avenue Burbank, CA 91505
tel: (747) 201-5000   Web Site
EIN: 95-2211661

Board Leadership
Richard Cook
Chair

CEO
Michael Riley
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.12 two stars
  Financial 64.09 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In December 2012, KCET-the nation's largest independent public television station-and Link TV-the first independent, national television network dedicated to providing Americans with global perspectives on news, events and culture-merged to form KCETLink.

KCETLink is a national, independent viewer supported 501(c)(3) media organization that provides high- quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens that's unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media.

In December 2012, KCET-the nation's largest independent public television station-and Link TV-the first independent, national television network dedicated to providing Americans with global perspectives on news, events and culture-merged to form KCETLink.

KCETLink is a national, independent viewer supported 501(c)(3) media organization that provides high- quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens that's unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media.

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Financial

one star

64.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
63.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth -7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 77.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCETLink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCETLink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCETLink (CA) 74.12 two stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 89.11 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.22 three stars
WFAE (NC) 86.20 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 95.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,446,276
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,895,828
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,851,309
Total Contributions $16,193,413
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,193,413
   Other Revenue $3,190,990
TOTAL REVENUE $19,384,403
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,686,444
   Administrative Expenses $5,352,630
   Fundraising Expenses $5,557,886
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,596,960
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,212,557
   
Net Assets $6,589,689

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
Programming & Production $11,853,381 75.6%
Distribution $2,536,154 16.2%
Public Information $1,296,909 8.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 74.12 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 75.37 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.80 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 06/01/2015 79.74 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 73.89 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 77.95 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.08 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.87 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 85.57 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 76.32 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 75.19 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 84.29 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 86.89 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 86.40 three stars
2002-06 05/01/2004 90.46 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 81.15 three stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 55.41 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-2211661
Name in IRS Master File KCETLINK
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 (429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 September, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$513,943 1.93% Michael Riley President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCETLink (CA) 74.12 two stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.22 three stars
WYEP (PA) 93.49 four stars
WWOZ (LA) 91.59 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 89.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

KCETLink
2900 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
tel: (747) 201-5000
EIN: 95-2211661

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Board Leadership

Richard Cook
Chair

CEO

Michael Riley
President & CEO

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