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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council

Public media for Rochester

89.36

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

Board Leadership
Robert A. Healy
Chair

CEO
Norm Silverstein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.36
  Financial 85.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.0%
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) 89.36
Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting (FL) 91.98
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 90.60
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 88.08
Capital Public Radio (CA) 88.33

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,625,933
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,835,016
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,277,062
Total Contributions $11,738,011
   Program Service Revenue $396,717
Total Primary Revenue $12,134,728
   Other Revenue $1,113,954
TOTAL REVENUE $13,248,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,086,061
   Administrative Expenses $2,299,453
   Fundraising Expenses $1,852,297
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,237,811
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,871
   
Net Assets $19,327,681

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 $5,995,201 66.0%
Broadcasting $2,376,727 26.2%
Program Information $495,620 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 89.36
2018-06 06/01/2019 88.78
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.98
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.89
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.33
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.47
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.02
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.01
2011-06 06/01/2012 83.18
2010-06 11/01/2011 83.43
2009-06 09/20/2011 90.31
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 86.35
2008-06 10/01/2009 93.44
2007-06 05/01/2009 92.29
2006-06 06/01/2007 91.03
2005-06 09/01/2006 87.31
2004-06 07/01/2005 87.66
2003-06 01/05/2005 81.69
2002-06 12/01/2003 76.79
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.86

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$380,609 2.87% Norm Silverstein President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 89.36
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (IN) 92.09
Boston Neighborhood Network (MA) 86.34
North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. (TX) 89.62
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 88.74

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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 A. Healy
Chair

CEO

Norm Silverstein
President

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