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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Television, radio, and news for Oregon and Southwest Washington

93.58

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

Board Leadership
Betsy Cramer
Board Chair

CEO
Steve Bass
President, CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.58
  Financial 91.44
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

91.44

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
65.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.66
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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) 93.58
Maine Public (ME) 92.61
Boston Neighborhood Network (MA) 86.56
WHRO (VA) 89.94
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $43,531,289
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $952,704
Total Contributions $44,483,993
   Program Service Revenue $1,713,377
Total Primary Revenue $46,197,370
   Other Revenue $2,303,825
TOTAL REVENUE $48,501,195
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,278,395
   Administrative Expenses $5,822,718
   Fundraising Expenses $6,639,241
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,740,354
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,760,841
   
Net Assets $97,315,858

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 $24,278,395 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 11/01/2021 93.58
2019-06 11/01/2020 90.60
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.37
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.24
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.73
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.94
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.49
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.02
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.49
2012-06 08/01/2013 85.39
2011-06 06/01/2012 82.63
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.66
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 83.98
2009-06 06/01/2010 86.54
2008-06 05/01/2009 83.79
2007-06 07/01/2008 83.53
2006-06 05/01/2007 78.75
2005-06 07/01/2006 80.13
2004-06 07/01/2005 78.00
2003-06 05/01/2004 89.80

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$492,889 1.34% Steve Bass President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 93.58
WJCT (FL) 94.06
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (IN) 92.09
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 90.17
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.02

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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

Betsy Cramer
Board Chair

CEO

Steve Bass
President, CEO

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