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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Chicago Public Media

Offering programs that speak with many voices to community needs

three stars

83.37

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 83.37 three stars
  Financial 77.55 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

two stars

77.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Public Media (IL) 83.37 three stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.68 four stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 92.79 four stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 92.97 four stars
KQED (CA) 90.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,959,597
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $11,228,276
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,472,785
Total Contributions $22,660,658
   Program Service Revenue $532,239
Total Primary Revenue $23,192,897
   Other Revenue $2,579,964
TOTAL REVENUE $25,772,861
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,722,150
   Administrative Expenses $1,546,564
   Fundraising Expenses $5,781,702
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,050,416
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,722,445
   
Net Assets $33,545,350

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 $16,352,334 97.8%
Vocalo $369,816 2.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.37 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 85.98 three stars
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

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]
Ruling Date March, 1994
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
$488,414 2.03% Golnar Sheikholeslami President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Public Media (IL) 83.37 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 93.48 four stars
KQED (CA) 90.10 four stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 92.79 four stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.77 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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