Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Chicago Public Media

Offering programs that speak with many voices to community needs

three stars

87.71

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

Board Leadership
Bryan Traubert
Chair

CEO
Steve Edwards
Interim CEO, VP

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.71 three stars
  Financial 83.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

three stars

83.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
66.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,543,260
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $11,960,804
   Fundraising Events $1,182,085
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,497,963
Total Contributions $29,184,112
   Program Service Revenue $3,176,520
Total Primary Revenue $32,360,632
   Other Revenue $1,359,177
TOTAL REVENUE $33,719,809
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,642,077
   Administrative Expenses $3,753,487
   Fundraising Expenses $6,763,275
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,158,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,560,970
   
Net Assets $48,513,947

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$528,351 1.81% Golnar Sheikholeslami Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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) 87.71 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.09 four stars
PBS Hawaii (HI) 92.40 four stars
eTown (CO) 88.42 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

Bryan Traubert
Chair

CEO

Steve Edwards
Interim CEO, VP