Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Pacifica Foundation Radio

A community radio network of commercial free stations

one star

57.24

1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 849-2590   Web Site
EIN: 94-1347046

Board Leadership
Jonathan Alexander
Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 57.24 one star
  Financial 50.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pacifica Radio is a community radio network of commercial free stations that serve their local communities and beyond. Pacifica is KPFA in Berkeley, CA; KPFK in Los Angeles, CA; KPFT in Houston, TX; WBAI in New York, NY; WPFW in Washington DC; and over 100 affiliate stations. Founded in 1949 as a visionary alternative to commercially-driven media, we pioneered listener-sponsored, community radio and have been a beacon for noncommercial, free media. Pacifica's mission is to promote peace and justice through communication between all races, nationalities, and cultures. We strive to contribute to the democratic process through public discourse and promotion of culture.

Pacifica Radio is a community radio network of commercial free stations that serve their local communities and beyond. Pacifica is KPFA in Berkeley, CA; KPFK in Los Angeles, CA; KPFT in Houston, TX; WBAI in New York, NY; WPFW in Washington DC; and over 100 affiliate stations. Founded in 1949 as a visionary alternative to commercially-driven media, we pioneered listener-sponsored, community radio and have been a beacon for noncommercial, free media. Pacifica's mission is to promote peace and justice through communication between all races, nationalities, and cultures. We strive to contribute to the democratic process through public discourse and promotion of culture.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing
100
Number of national media pieces on the topic
100
Number of print, radio, or online ads developed
150
Number of stories successfully placed in the media
200
Number of favorable critic reviews/awards of art produced given by media or peers
0
Number of individuals attending community events or trainings
400
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

zero star

50.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
46.7%
  Administrative Expenses 35.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 226.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacifica Foundation Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacifica Foundation Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,583,239
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,583,239
   Program Service Revenue $903,577
Total Primary Revenue $11,486,816
   Other Revenue $109,356
TOTAL REVENUE $11,596,172
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $4,987,040
   Administrative Expenses $4,770,333
   Fundraising Expenses $1,768,086
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,525,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $70,713
   
Net Assets $-4,454,925

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Bill Crosier Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$95,414 0.82% Sam Agarwal Chief Financial Officer
$66,083 0.57% Jonathan Alexander Chair, Assistant Engineer
$1,923 0.01% Sabrina Jacobs Director

Mission

Pacifica Radio is a community radio network of commercial free stations that serve their local communities and beyond. Pacifica is KPFA in Berkeley, CA; KPFK in Los Angeles, CA; KPFT in Houston, TX; WBAI in New York, NY; WPFW in Washington DC; and over 100 affiliate stations. Founded in 1949 as a visionary alternative to commercially-driven media, we pioneered listener-sponsored, community radio and have been a beacon for noncommercial, free media. Pacifica's mission is to promote peace and justice through communication between all races, nationalities, and cultures. We strive to contribute to the democratic process through public discourse and promotion of culture.

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Charity Contact Info

Pacifica Foundation Radio
1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 849-2590
EIN: 94-1347046

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Board Leadership

Jonathan Alexander
Chair