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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Public Radio International

Hear a different voice

three stars

85.20

401 2nd Avenue North Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 330-9228   Web Site
EIN: 41-1425271

Board Leadership
Marguerite Hoffman
Chairman

CEO
Alisa Miller
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.20 three stars
  Financial 82.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Public Radio International's mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights, and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world. PRI is building a more informed, empathetic, and connected world by creating multi-platform content that empowers people to enrich their lives and the world. PRI's award-winning content reaches more than 18 million people each month, through nearly 900 public radio stations nationwide and PRI.org, and millions more through podcasts and social media. An affiliated company of WGBH, PRI produces PRI's The World®, The Takeaway (a co-production with WNYC), and Studio 360® from PRI and WNYC. It offers in-depth reporting on topics including gender equity, international security, and American identity and immigration. It represents public radio programs including Science Friday, q from the CBC, and The Tavis Smiley Show.

Public Radio International's mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights, and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world. PRI is building a more informed, empathetic, and connected world by creating multi-platform content that empowers people to enrich their lives and the world. PRI's award-winning content reaches more than 18 million people each month, through nearly 900 public radio stations nationwide and PRI.org, and millions more through podcasts and social media. An affiliated company of WGBH, PRI produces PRI's The World®, The Takeaway (a co-production with WNYC), and Studio 360® from PRI and WNYC. It offers in-depth reporting on topics including gender equity, international security, and American identity and immigration. It represents public radio programs including Science Friday, q from the CBC, and The Tavis Smiley Show.

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Financial

three stars

82.20

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Radio International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Radio International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Radio International (MN) 85.20 three stars
From the Top (MA) 86.68 three stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.63 three stars
StoryCorps (NY) 94.93 four stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,415,790
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $551,351
   Government Grants $390,000
Total Contributions $4,357,141
   Program Service Revenue $11,663,659
Total Primary Revenue $16,020,800
   Other Revenue $113,295
TOTAL REVENUE $16,134,095
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,748,360
   Administrative Expenses $740,834
   Fundraising Expenses $1,201,678
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,690,872
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,556,777
   
Net Assets $8,296,573

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
Radio Programming $16,748,360 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 85.20 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.09 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 77.40 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.40 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 74.51 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 73.10 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 81.21 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 79.66 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 83.79 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.44 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 86.54 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 85.03 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 87.57 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 70.18 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 75.42 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 76.86 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 79.70 two stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 90.02 four stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 93.26 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 93.44 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 41-1425271
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1982
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$337,280 1.80% Alisa Miller President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Radio International (MN) 85.20 three stars
KVIE (CA) 86.34 three stars
American Documentary (NY) 91.47 four stars
From the Top (MA) 86.68 three stars
StoryCorps (NY) 94.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Radio International
401 2nd Avenue North
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (612) 330-9228
fax: (612) 330-9222
EIN: 41-1425271

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Board Leadership

Marguerite Hoffman
Chairman

CEO

Alisa Miller
President, CEO

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