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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Connecting the people of Maine to each other and to the world

four stars

92.29

1450 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240
tel: (800) 884-1717   Web Site
EIN: 22-3171529

Board Leadership
Ron Bancroft
Chair

CEO
Mark Vogelzang
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.29 four stars
  Financial 89.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
67.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maine Public Broadcasting Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maine Public Broadcasting Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (ME) 92.29 four stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 90.89 four stars
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 86.94 three stars
Prairie Public Broadcasting (ND) 93.83 four stars
WJCT (FL) 89.59 three stars

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Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) was formed in 1992 through the merger of the educational radio and television stations provided by the University of Maine System and WCBB public television. MPBN connects the people of Maine to each other and to the world through the open exchange of information, ideas and cultural content. As Maine's premier, independent media resource, we create exceptional opportunities for the communities we serve to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. Through its radio, television, educational and Web services, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network provides ideas, information and lifelong learning to a diverse public. The majority of these services are available to everyone at no charge. Hundreds of thousands of people find value in MPBN's services every day.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,493,128
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,645,953
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,562,662
Total Contributions $13,701,743
   Program Service Revenue $2,754
Total Primary Revenue $13,704,497
   Other Revenue $477,313
TOTAL REVENUE $14,181,810
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,620,506
   Administrative Expenses $1,669,911
   Fundraising Expenses $2,471,772
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,762,189
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,419,621
   
Net Assets $18,146,816

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
Public Media $8,620,506 100.0%

Ratings History
Maine Public Broadcasting Network has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.29 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2015 86.79 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 95.76 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 89.42 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 89.05 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 85.72 three stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 81.24 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 73.21 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 73.26 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 73.80 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 74.72 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 77.29 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 84.49 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 86.82 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 80.07 three stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 86.02 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 75.71 two stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 87.09 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 22-3171529
Name in IRS Master File MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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 (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 August, 1992
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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$207,843 1.62% Mark Vogelzang President, CEO

Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) was formed in 1992 through the merger of the educational radio and television stations provided by the University of Maine System and WCBB public television. MPBN connects the people of Maine to each other and to the world through the open exchange of information, ideas and cultural content. As Maine's premier, independent media resource, we create exceptional opportunities for the communities we serve to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. Through its radio, television, educational and Web services, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network provides ideas, information and lifelong learning to a diverse public. The majority of these services are available to everyone at no charge. Hundreds of thousands of people find value in MPBN's services every day.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (ME) 92.29 four stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.23 four stars
WETA (VA) 97.17 four stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 86.97 three stars
KERA (TX) 89.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Maine Public Broadcasting Network
1450 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
tel: (800) 884-1717
fax: (207) 783-5193
EIN: 22-3171529

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Board Leadership

Ron Bancroft
Chair

CEO

Mark Vogelzang
President, CEO

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