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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KQED

Public media for Northern California

three stars

88.35

2601 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 553-2150   Web Site
EIN: 94-1241309

Board Leadership
Chuck Kissner
Chair

CEO
John Boland
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.35 three stars
  Financial 84.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four 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

three stars

84.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
62.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.54
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KQED on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KQED on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KQED (CA) 88.35 three stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 90.70 four stars
WMNF (FL) 85.85 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 95.50 four stars
PBS Hawaii (HI) 89.26 three stars

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KQED is for everyone who wants to be more. Our television, radio, digital media and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone; and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration-exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public service.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $53,853,593
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,967,880
Total Contributions $59,821,473
   Program Service Revenue $15,696,623
Total Primary Revenue $75,518,096
   Other Revenue $3,741,466
TOTAL REVENUE $79,259,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,541,480
   Administrative Expenses $9,379,539
   Fundraising Expenses $16,903,367
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $70,824,386
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,435,176
   
Net Assets $119,406,143

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
Television $18,752,258 42.1%
Multiplatform Content $12,611,657 28.3%
Radio $7,482,267 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 03/01/2017 88.35 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 87.36 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 86.00 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 87.01 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.82 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 78.92 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 87.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 84.81 three stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 85.32 three stars
2007-09 12/17/2008 82.25 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2008 71.70 two stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 75.35 two stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 80.20 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 76.28 two stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 76.15 two stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 85.17 three stars
2000-09 04/15/2002 85.73 three 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 94-1241309
Name in IRS Master File KQED INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 March, 1955
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$493,980 0.69% John Boland President, CEO

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more. Our television, radio, digital media and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone; and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration-exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public service.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KQED (CA) 88.35 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 91.78 four stars
Rocky Mountain PBS (CO) 87.94 three stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 89.11 three stars
WYEP (PA) 90.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

KQED
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel: (415) 553-2150
fax: (415) 553-2174
EIN: 94-1241309

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Board Leadership

Chuck Kissner
Chair

CEO

John Boland
President

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