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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Paley Center for Media

Leading today's media conversation

three stars

82.32

25 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 621-6780   Web Site
EIN: 13-2805582

Board Leadership
Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Maureen J. Reidy
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32 three stars
  Financial 77.56 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms, drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community. The general public can participate in Paley programs in both NYC and LA that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. They can also access the Paley Center's permanent media collection, of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in dialogue about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.

The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms, drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community. The general public can participate in Paley programs in both NYC and LA that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. They can also access the Paley Center's permanent media collection, of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in dialogue about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.

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Financial

two stars

77.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.57
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Paley Center for Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Paley Center for Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Paley Center for Media (NY) 82.32 three stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 85.14 three stars
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 87.85 three stars
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (OH) 89.31 three stars
McCallum Theatre (CA) 87.51 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,251,892
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,470,690
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,800
Total Contributions $11,749,382
   Program Service Revenue $1,885,085
Total Primary Revenue $13,634,467
   Other Revenue $11,478,096
TOTAL REVENUE $25,112,563
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,599,907
   Administrative Expenses $3,588,047
   Fundraising Expenses $2,254,282
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,442,236
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,670,327
   
Net Assets $118,781,670

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 Programs $8,299,020 65.9%
Collections $1,666,417 13.2%
Industry Programs $1,405,166 11.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 82.32 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 83.96 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 80.71 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 83.99 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 79.70 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 78.20 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 73.68 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.83 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.12 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 69.14 one star
2008-12 07/01/2010 82.61 three stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 84.63 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 76.04 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2007 81.05 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 64.77 one star
2003-12 05/01/2005 66.54 one star
2002-12 05/01/2004 64.17 one star
2001-12 02/05/2003 78.77 two stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 92.59 four 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 13-2805582
Name in IRS Master File THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 June, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$783,560 4.24% Maureen J. Reidy President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Paley Center for Media (NY) 82.32 three stars
Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) 89.12 three stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 90.66 four stars
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 89.78 three stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 621-6780
EIN: 13-2805582

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Board Leadership

Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Maureen J. Reidy
President & CEO

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