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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WHYY

News when you need it, entertainment when you want it and education when it counts.

four stars

91.34

Independence Mall West 150 North Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 351-1200   Web Site
EIN: 23-1438083

Board Leadership
John Salveson
Chairman of the Board

CEO
William J. Marrazzo
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.34 four stars
  Financial 88.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WHYY provides news and information, arts and culture and educational programming on three 24/7 broadcast channels, online streaming as well as mobile devices and on-demand cable. WHYY-TV 12.1 offers a varied blend of the best national programming along with locally produced content. Y Info 12.2 specializes in news and public affairs and WHYY 12.3 is a 24/7 PBS Kids channel.

WHYY-FM's news and information format offers the Philadelphia region a comprehensive radio service. WHYY-FM has a well-deserved reputation as a trusted source of news and information, combining such NPR programs as Morning Edition and All Things Considered with reports from WHYY's local news team.

WHYY.org features one of the Philadelphia region's leading online news services. WHYY also leads the collaborative Keystone Crossroads multimedia reporting project and is the home of PlanPhilly.org. All of WHYY's audio programming is also available on WHYY.org as streaming content, podcasts or special Web-only feature

WHYY provides news and information, arts and culture and educational programming on three 24/7 broadcast channels, online streaming as well as mobile devices and on-demand cable. WHYY-TV 12.1 offers a varied blend of the best national programming along with locally produced content. Y Info 12.2 specializes in news and public affairs and WHYY 12.3 is a 24/7 PBS Kids channel.

WHYY-FM's news and information format offers the Philadelphia region a comprehensive radio service. WHYY-FM has a well-deserved reputation as a trusted source of news and information, combining such NPR programs as Morning Edition and All Things Considered with reports from WHYY's local news team.

WHYY.org features one of the Philadelphia region's leading online news services. WHYY also leads the collaborative Keystone Crossroads multimedia reporting project and is the home of PlanPhilly.org. All of WHYY's audio programming is also available on WHYY.org as streaming content, podcasts or special Web-only feature

Financial

three stars

88.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WHYY on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WHYY on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WHYY (PA) 91.34 four stars
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (IN) 92.09 four stars
WJCT (FL) 94.06 four stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 88.74 three stars
ETV Endowment of South Carolina (SC) 97.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,673,170
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $18,690,934
   Fundraising Events $204,348
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $175,714
Total Contributions $27,744,166
   Program Service Revenue $9,069,300
Total Primary Revenue $36,813,466
   Other Revenue $972,149
TOTAL REVENUE $37,785,615
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,144,762
   Administrative Expenses $2,088,131
   Fundraising Expenses $7,909,914
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,142,807
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,642,808
   
Net Assets $39,168,624

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
Television Programming $12,828,108 49.1%
Radio Programming $9,222,868 35.3%
Online Services $3,209,577 12.3%

Ratings History
WHYY has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2020 91.34 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.60 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.43 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.07 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2017 88.03 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.89 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 87.00 three stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 86.69 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 78.68 two stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 81.16 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2013 80.72 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.38 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 79.13 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 80.42 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 73.95 two stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 78.70 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 76.94 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 72.22 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 66.73 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 23-1438083
Name in IRS Master File WHYY INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(120) Publishing 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 February, 1959
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$728,705 2.01% William J. Marrazzo President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WHYY (PA) 91.34 four stars
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (IN) 92.09 four stars
WHRO (VA) 87.36 three stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 93.61 four stars
Valley Public Radio (CA) 95.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WHYY
Independence Mall West
150 North Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 351-1200
fax: (215) 351-0398
EIN: 23-1438083

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Board Leadership

John Salveson
Chairman of the Board

CEO

William J. Marrazzo
President, CEO

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