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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Vermont PBS

Educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring Vermonters

four stars

93.09

10 East Allen Street Suite 202
Winooski, VT 05404
tel: (802) 655-4800   Web Site
EIN: 22-2990644

Board Leadership
Marguerite Dibble
Chair

CEO
Holly Groschner
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.09 four stars
  Financial 90.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Vermont PBS, formerly known as Vermont Public Television, is Vermont's statewide network of public television stations, covering its home state and bordering regions of New York, New Hampshire and southern Quebec, including Montreal. Its six channels broadcast from Burlington, Rutland, Windsor, St. Johnsbury, Manchester and Bennington. Vermont PBS educates, informs, entertains and inspires Vermonters to be life-long learners and engaged in their community by fostering: understanding of one another and various points of view; lifelong learning; children's readiness to learn; personal enrichment through arts, culture and entertainment; appreciation and respect for the environment and working landscape; and involvement and participation in community and civic affairs.

Vermont PBS, formerly known as Vermont Public Television, is Vermont's statewide network of public television stations, covering its home state and bordering regions of New York, New Hampshire and southern Quebec, including Montreal. Its six channels broadcast from Burlington, Rutland, Windsor, St. Johnsbury, Manchester and Bennington. Vermont PBS educates, informs, entertains and inspires Vermonters to be life-long learners and engaged in their community by fostering: understanding of one another and various points of view; lifelong learning; children's readiness to learn; personal enrichment through arts, culture and entertainment; appreciation and respect for the environment and working landscape; and involvement and participation in community and civic affairs.

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Financial

four stars

90.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
68.3%
  Administrative Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.09
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont PBS (VT) 93.09 four stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars
KQED (CA) 92.06 four stars
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars
WKNO (TN) 88.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,045,647
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,045,647
   Program Service Revenue $317,889
Total Primary Revenue $4,363,536
   Other Revenue $2,554,715
TOTAL REVENUE $6,918,251
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,424,535
   Administrative Expenses $1,726,849
   Fundraising Expenses $850,713
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,002,097
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,083,846
   
Net Assets $58,497,148

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
National and International Programming $2,998,025 55.3%
Program Production $1,339,469 24.7%
Program Delivery $1,087,041 20.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 93.09 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 92.26 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 84.38 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 80.93 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.27 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 83.26 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.02 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 83.05 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 86.90 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.27 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 76.95 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 68.98 one star
2009-06 06/01/2010 71.82 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 78.45 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 77.04 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 75.01 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 63.61 one star
2004-06 06/01/2005 67.65 one star
2003-06 07/01/2004 57.81 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 22-2990644
Name in IRS Master File VERMONT ETV INC
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 September, 1993
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,272 2.00% Holly Groschner President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont PBS (VT) 93.09 four stars
eTown (CO) 88.42 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vermont PBS
10 East Allen Street
Suite 202
Winooski, VT 05404
tel: (802) 655-4800
EIN: 22-2990644

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Board Leadership

Marguerite Dibble
Chair

CEO

Holly Groschner
President

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