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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WQED Multimedia

Changes Lives

two stars

76.34

4802 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tel: (412) 622-1300   Web Site
EIN: 25-1010296

Board Leadership
Mildred S. Myers
Chair

CEO
Deborah L. Acklin
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.34 two stars
  Financial 66.68 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WQED has a proud history of honors, including 161 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including four Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards for Overall Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation's first community-supported broadcaster. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create;WQED PBS KIDS Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and WQED's Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).

WQED has a proud history of honors, including 161 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including four Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards for Overall Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation's first community-supported broadcaster. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create;WQED PBS KIDS Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and WQED's Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).

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Financial

one star

66.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
55.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 28.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.45
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth -10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WQED Multimedia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WQED Multimedia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WQED Multimedia (PA) 76.34 two stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 88.78 three stars
WJCT (FL) 94.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $119,553
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,935,236
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,270,536
Total Contributions $7,325,325
   Program Service Revenue $2,190,840
Total Primary Revenue $9,516,165
   Other Revenue $2,930,025
TOTAL REVENUE $12,446,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,640,274
   Administrative Expenses $1,848,129
   Fundraising Expenses $3,878,978
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,367,381
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,078,809
   
Net Assets $19,718,094

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 76.34 two stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 78.99 two stars
2016-09 06/01/2018 72.58 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 72.51 two stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 76.43 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 73.67 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 75.73 two stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 72.51 two stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 71.89 two stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 68.87 one star
2010-09 12/23/2011 71.25 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 72.62 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 61.39 one star
2008-09 05/01/2010 69.40 one star
2007-09 05/01/2009 70.86 two stars
2006-09 07/01/2008 65.08 one star
2005-09 12/15/2006 65.99 one star
2004-09 01/01/2006 84.77 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 79.94 two stars
2002-09 12/01/2003 79.09 two 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 25-1010296
Name in IRS Master File WQED MULTIMEDIA
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 (121) Radio or television broadcasting
(120) Publishing activities
(122) Producing films
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 November, 1954
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$281,368 2.47% Deborah L. Acklin President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WQED Multimedia (PA) 76.34 two stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.96 three stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 93.40 four stars
Prairie Public Broadcasting (ND) 89.82 three stars
WHRO (VA) 87.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WQED Multimedia
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tel: (412) 622-1300
EIN: 25-1010296

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Board Leadership

Mildred S. Myers
Chair

CEO

Deborah L. Acklin
President, CEO

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