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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KCTS Television

Reveal Your World

three stars

85.65

401 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (800) 937-5287   Web Site
EIN: 91-1221895

Board Leadership
Lynne K. Varner
Chair

CEO
Robert Dunlop
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.65 three stars
  Financial 80.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cascade Public Media expands community participation through great public media content on air, online and through year-round community events. We help Northwest people learn, grow and make a difference.

KCTS 9 is an award-winning PBS television station serving western and central Washington and British Columbia. We educate and enrich our communities by providing informative, entertaining programs and meaningful outreach, creating public dialogue on local and national issues. We also provide PBS KIDS 24/7, a television channel featuring curriculum-based educational content for families throughout the state; WORLD Channel, a television channel highlighting documentary, science and news programs from around the globe; and Create, a food, travel and lifestyle channel featuring many of public television's biggest personalities.

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Cascade Public Media expands community participation through great public media content on air, online and through year-round community events. We help Northwest people learn, grow and make a difference.

KCTS 9 is an award-winning PBS television station serving western and central Washington and British Columbia. We educate and enrich our communities by providing informative, entertaining programs and meaningful outreach, creating public dialogue on local and national issues. We also provide PBS KIDS 24/7, a television channel featuring curriculum-based educational content for families throughout the state; WORLD Channel, a television channel highlighting documentary, science and news programs from around the globe; and Create, a food, travel and lifestyle channel featuring many of public television's biggest personalities.

Crosscut is the Northwest's nonprofit digital news site that serves the public with local stories that are in-depth and unique. Our readers count on Crosscut to f

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Financial

three stars

80.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
59.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCTS Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCTS Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCTS Television (WA) 85.65 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 90.16 four stars
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 85.60 three stars
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,316,166
   Federated Campaigns $24,438
   Membership Dues $12,639,540
   Fundraising Events $2,415,498
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $40,306
Total Contributions $17,435,948
   Program Service Revenue $244,700
Total Primary Revenue $17,680,648
   Other Revenue $3,936,821
TOTAL REVENUE $21,617,469
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,234,519
   Administrative Expenses $3,121,463
   Fundraising Expenses $4,091,144
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,447,126
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,170,343
   
Net Assets $29,040,664

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 $6,336,438 56.4%
Program Information & Promotion $2,629,492 23.4%
Broadcasts $2,268,589 20.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 85.65 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 82.68 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 78.72 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 79.27 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.46 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 76.52 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.87 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 76.34 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.22 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 76.13 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 67.35 one star
2007-06 05/01/2009 67.09 one star
2006-06 11/01/2007 62.64 one star
2005-06 10/01/2006 62.42 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 55.18 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 74.00 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 66.89 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 61.22 one star
2000-06 04/15/2002 61.08 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 91-1221895
Name in IRS Master File CASCADE PUBLIC MEDIA
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 (927) Fundraising
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, 1983
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$403,191 2.18% Robert I. Dunlop President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCTS Television (WA) 85.65 three stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.09 four stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 91.35 four stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 90.16 four stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 87.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

KCTS Television
401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (800) 937-5287
EIN: 91-1221895

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Board Leadership

Lynne K. Varner
Chair

CEO

Robert Dunlop
President, CEO

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