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Oregon Public Broadcasting

Television, radio, and news for Oregon and Southwest Washington

four stars

91.37

7140 Southwest Macadam Avenue Portland, OR 97219
tel: (800) 241-8123   Web Site
EIN: 93-0814638

Board Leadership
Ron Saxton
Board Chair

CEO
Steve Bass
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.37 four stars
  Financial 88.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) provides free access to programming for children and adults. OPB is an independent public broadcaster of high quality and award winning radio and TV programs reaching more than 1.5 million people each week. Operating an extensive network of five television and eight radio stations, OPB is one of the largest producers and presenters of national television programming through PBS and is also a member station of National Public Radio and Public Radio International. OPB's mission is to give voice to the community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world.

Founded in 1993, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) provides free access to programming for children and adults. OPB is an independent public broadcaster of high quality and award winning radio and TV programs reaching more than 1.5 million people each week. Operating an extensive network of five television and eight radio stations, OPB is one of the largest producers and presenters of national television programming through PBS and is also a member station of National Public Radio and Public Radio International. OPB's mission is to give voice to the community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world.

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Financial

three stars

88.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
64.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.34
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 91.37 four stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 95.88 four stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 93.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,115,590
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,368,541
Total Contributions $36,484,131
   Program Service Revenue $1,889,993
Total Primary Revenue $38,374,124
   Other Revenue $1,991,936
TOTAL REVENUE $40,366,060
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,224,256
   Administrative Expenses $5,292,954
   Fundraising Expenses $6,775,742
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,292,952
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,073,108
   
Net Assets $78,033,166

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 Broadcasting $21,224,256 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.37 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.24 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.73 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.94 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.02 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.49 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 85.39 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 82.63 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.66 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 83.98 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 86.54 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 83.79 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 83.53 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 78.75 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 80.13 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 78.00 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 89.80 three stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 87.70 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 87.47 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 93-0814638
Name in IRS Master File OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
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 (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 September, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$413,727 1.24% Steve Bass President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 91.37 four stars
Valley Public Radio (CA) 92.82 four stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
WHRO (VA) 90.61 four stars
KERA (TX) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oregon Public Broadcasting
7140 Southwest Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
tel: (800) 241-8123
EIN: 93-0814638

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Board Leadership

Ron Saxton
Board Chair

CEO

Steve Bass
President, CEO

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