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Twin Cities Public Television

Harnessing the power of television and other media for the public good

four stars

95.52

172 East Fourth Street St. Paul, MN 55101
tel: (888) 229-1500   Web Site
EIN: 41-0769851

Board Leadership
Sally Mullen
Chair

CEO
Jim Pagliarini
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.52 four stars
  Financial 94.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) is to harness the power of television and other media for the public good. An educational, civic, and cultural resource, tpt presents original productions for national and state broadcast. One of the most watched PBS affiliates in the nation, tpt is based in St. Paul and operates seven digital stations in addition to analog channels tpt2 and tpt17. Productions include the Emmy Award winning Benjamin Franklin; the Emmy winning The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's; the Emmy winning Suze Orman: The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; the Emmy winning DragonflyTV science series for kids; the popular public affairs program Almanac, and the innovative Minnesota Channel.

The mission of Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) is to harness the power of television and other media for the public good. An educational, civic, and cultural resource, tpt presents original productions for national and state broadcast. One of the most watched PBS affiliates in the nation, tpt is based in St. Paul and operates seven digital stations in addition to analog channels tpt2 and tpt17. Productions include the Emmy Award winning Benjamin Franklin; the Emmy winning The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's; the Emmy winning Suze Orman: The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; the Emmy winning DragonflyTV science series for kids; the popular public affairs program Almanac, and the innovative Minnesota Channel.

Financial

four stars

94.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.89
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Twin Cities Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Twin Cities Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 95.52 four stars
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 85.94 three stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 90.71 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 87.94 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,847,289
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $14,445,365
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $24,108,110
Total Contributions $45,400,764
   Program Service Revenue $2,680,965
Total Primary Revenue $48,081,729
   Other Revenue $1,852,409
TOTAL REVENUE $49,934,138
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,346,173
   Administrative Expenses $3,270,101
   Fundraising Expenses $5,988,758
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,605,032
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,329,106
   
Net Assets $64,708,098

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
Programming and Production $23,882,357 87.3%
Broadcasting $2,826,473 10.3%
Program Information $637,343 2.3%

Ratings History
Twin Cities Public Television has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 08/01/2018 95.52 four stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 91.19 four stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 88.45 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 93.49 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 89.97 three stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 87.09 three stars
2012-08 08/01/2013 95.54 four stars
2011-08 06/01/2012 87.37 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 89.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 10/01/2010 80.00 three stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 80.09 three stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 87.78 three stars
2006-08 09/01/2007 74.53 two stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 78.59 two stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 70.96 two stars
2003-08 01/05/2005 80.48 three stars
2002-08 01/01/2004 71.88 two stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 80.39 three stars
2000-08 04/15/2002 69.74 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 41-0769851
Name in IRS Master File TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION INC
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 December, 1958
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 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
$383,787 1.04% James R. Pagliarini President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 95.52 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 87.94 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.77 three stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 92.28 four stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Twin Cities Public Television
172 East Fourth Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
tel: (888) 229-1500
EIN: 41-0769851

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Board Leadership

Sally Mullen
Chair

CEO

Jim Pagliarini
President and CEO

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