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WXXI Public Broadcasting Council

Public media for Rochester

four stars

90.89

280 State Street P.O. Box 30021
Rochester, NY 14603
tel: (585) 258-0200   Web Site
EIN: 16-0838086

Board Leadership
Robert Berkman
Chair

CEO
Norm Silverstein
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.89 four stars
  Financial 87.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1958, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council has provided the Greater Rochester area with the finest radio and television programming available. In the last several years, WXXI has bloomed from broadcasting one television channel and two radio stations to four television channels and four radio stations. WXXI has added interactive services such as live streaming of radio and podcasts of many programs. WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues.

Since 1958, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council has provided the Greater Rochester area with the finest radio and television programming available. In the last several years, WXXI has bloomed from broadcasting one television channel and two radio stations to four television channels and four radio stations. WXXI has added interactive services such as live streaming of radio and podcasts of many programs. WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues.

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Financial

three stars

87.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WXXI Public Broadcasting Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WXXI Public Broadcasting Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 90.89 four stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 87.77 three stars
WMFE (FL) 92.07 four stars
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 95.71 four stars
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (ME) 91.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,689,034
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,185,194
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,456,148
Total Contributions $10,330,376
   Program Service Revenue $231,694
Total Primary Revenue $10,562,070
   Other Revenue $712,342
TOTAL REVENUE $11,274,412
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,288,276
   Administrative Expenses $1,579,624
   Fundraising Expenses $2,197,285
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,065,185
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-790,773
   
Net Assets $20,115,904

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
Programming/Production $6,032,850 72.8%
Broadcasting $1,820,328 22.0%
Program Information $435,098 5.2%

Ratings History
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.89 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.47 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.02 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.01 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 83.18 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 83.43 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 90.31 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 86.35 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 93.44 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 92.29 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 91.03 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 87.31 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 87.66 three stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 81.69 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 76.79 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.86 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 16-0838086
Name in IRS Master File WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL
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 March, 1960
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$344,354 2.85% Norm Silverstein President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 90.89 four stars
WMFE (FL) 92.07 four stars
WHRO (VA) 86.96 three stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 85.62 three stars
Hawaii Public Radio (HI) 95.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
280 State Street
P.O. Box 30021
Rochester, NY 14603
tel: (585) 258-0200
EIN: 16-0838086

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Board Leadership

Robert Berkman
Chair

CEO

Norm Silverstein
President

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