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Chicago Public Media

Offering programs that speak with many voices to community needs

four stars

92.66

Navy Pier 848 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 948-4600   Web Site
EIN: 36-3687394

Board Leadership
Matt Moog
Chair

CEO
Goli Sheikholeslami
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.66 four stars
  Financial 90.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Public Media (IL) 92.66 four stars
KETC (MO) 90.09 four stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 93.87 four stars
WYPR (MD) 87.65 three stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 94.56 four stars

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Chicago Public Media is a community-supported, public service broadcasting institution. We offer programs that speak with many voices to community needs and are a reflection of the distinctive and diverse Chicago area. We help listeners learn about issues and ideas that affect the community, the nation, and the world. We produce, acquire, and distribute engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining programs of depth, breadth, diversity, and substance that speak powerfully. We are principally a broadcaster. We also serve our local and national community with supplemental distribution initiatives. We expand our outreach to the community and enhance our production effort through partnerships and educational programs with local and national institutions.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,990,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $11,402,473
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,390,113
Total Contributions $23,783,086
   Program Service Revenue $1,901,596
Total Primary Revenue $25,684,682
   Other Revenue $1,927,235
TOTAL REVENUE $27,611,917
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,616,034
   Administrative Expenses $1,699,599
   Fundraising Expenses $3,970,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,286,012
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,325,905
   
Net Assets $25,349,867

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 Broadcast $20,616,034 100.0%

Ratings History
Chicago Public Media has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.66 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.75 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 89.47 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 87.39 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 91.33 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 94.75 four stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 88.67 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 88.09 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 86.81 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 89.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 89.09 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 92.60 four stars
2006-08 05/01/2009 91.05 four stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 87.01 three stars
2004-08 07/01/2005 87.11 three stars
2003-08 01/05/2005 87.26 three stars
2002-08 09/01/2003 87.16 three stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 87.36 three stars
2000-08 04/15/2002 89.74 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 36-3687394
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA 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 (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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$245,177 0.93% Golnar Sheikholeslami Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$200,320 0.76% Torey Malatia Former President & CEO

Chicago Public Media is a community-supported, public service broadcasting institution. We offer programs that speak with many voices to community needs and are a reflection of the distinctive and diverse Chicago area. We help listeners learn about issues and ideas that affect the community, the nation, and the world. We produce, acquire, and distribute engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining programs of depth, breadth, diversity, and substance that speak powerfully. We are principally a broadcaster. We also serve our local and national community with supplemental distribution initiatives. We expand our outreach to the community and enhance our production effort through partnerships and educational programs with local and national institutions.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Public Media (IL) 92.66 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.34 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 93.02 four stars
WYEP (PA) 90.46 four stars
RadioMilwaukee (WI) 89.09 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Public Media
Navy Pier
848 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 948-4600
EIN: 36-3687394

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Board Leadership

Matt Moog
Chair

CEO

Goli Sheikholeslami
President and Chief Executive Officer

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