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WJCT

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three stars

89.80

100 Festival Park Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202
tel: (904) 353-7770   Web Site
EIN: 59-0711482

Board Leadership
Daniel Bean
Chair

CEO
David McGowan
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.80 three stars
  Financial 86.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WJCT is the community-supported public broadcasting station for the First Coast. WJCT offers the finest national and local programming through its cutting-edge broadcast facilities - WJCT-TV, WJCT-FM and WJCT Online. For nearly 50 years, WJCT has been a trusted community resource that educates, entertains, and empowers First Coast citizens through excellent programming and exceptional outreach. Our vision is for WJCT to be the primary resource for quality programming, educational outreach and balanced, in-depth information on matters of local, national and global importance. As a dynamic force on the First Coast, WJCT works to forge a community of educated, engaged and informed citizens.

WJCT is the community-supported public broadcasting station for the First Coast. WJCT offers the finest national and local programming through its cutting-edge broadcast facilities - WJCT-TV, WJCT-FM and WJCT Online. For nearly 50 years, WJCT has been a trusted community resource that educates, entertains, and empowers First Coast citizens through excellent programming and exceptional outreach. Our vision is for WJCT to be the primary resource for quality programming, educational outreach and balanced, in-depth information on matters of local, national and global importance. As a dynamic force on the First Coast, WJCT works to forge a community of educated, engaged and informed citizens.

Financial

three stars

86.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth -14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WJCT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WJCT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WJCT (FL) 89.80 three stars
Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting (FL) 96.18 four stars
WETA (VA) 96.09 four stars
Prairie Public Broadcasting (ND) 90.61 four stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 90.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,879,836
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,233,497
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,236,325
Total Contributions $6,349,658
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,349,658
   Other Revenue $-1,252,972
TOTAL REVENUE $5,096,686
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,426,370
   Administrative Expenses $472,428
   Fundraising Expenses $714,654
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,613,452
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $483,234
   
Net Assets $7,401,035

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
Public TV and Radio Programming $3,426,370 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 02/01/2018 89.80 three stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 89.59 three stars
2014-09 02/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 84.84 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 84.50 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 87.47 three stars
2011-09 11/21/2013 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for WJCT on December 20, 2013 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since November 21, 2013) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • The organization has amended its FYE 2012 Form 990 such that it now shows fundraising expenses.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity: 

  • WJCT had historically reported fundraising expenses on their Form 990.  But the FY 2012 Form 990 listed no fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities only rarely are able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We reached out to WJCT for clarification, but we did not receive an adequate explanation. After they were notified that a Donor Advisory would be posted, on November 21, 2013, the charity indicated that it would be filing an amended Form 990 for FY 2012 that would show its fundraising expenses. Until at least that time, we were unable to evaluate WJCT and thus maintained the Donor Advisory until we received the amended Form.
2011-09 08/01/2012 84.63 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 89.95 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 97.12 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 97.25 four stars
2008-09 02/01/2010 67.81 one star
2007-09 10/01/2008 76.45 two stars
2006-09 09/01/2007 66.37 one star
2005-09 10/01/2006 61.33 one star
2004-09 09/01/2005 63.33 one star
2003-09 01/05/2005 58.93 one star
2002-09 01/01/2004 62.48 one star
2001-09 10/15/2002 43.67 zero 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 59-0711482
Name in IRS Master File WJCT INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 August, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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
$162,042 3.51% Michael Boylan President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WJCT (FL) 89.80 three stars
WMFE (FL) 92.07 four stars
WHYY (PA) 89.07 three stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 87.77 three stars
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (ME) 91.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WJCT
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202
tel: (904) 353-7770
EIN: 59-0711482

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Board Leadership

Daniel Bean
Chair

CEO

David McGowan
President, CEO

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