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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Vermont PBS

Educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring Vermonters

four stars

92.26

204 Ethan Allen Avenue Colchester, VT 05446
tel: (802) 655-4800   Web Site
EIN: 22-2990644

Board Leadership
Jim Clubb
Chair

CEO
Holly Groschner
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.26 four stars
  Financial 89.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

89.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.94
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont PBS (VT) 92.26 four stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.14 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.09 four stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.01 four stars
KQED (CA) 91.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,210,293
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,109,984
Total Contributions $3,320,277
   Program Service Revenue $524,807
Total Primary Revenue $3,845,084
   Other Revenue $57,402,934
TOTAL REVENUE $61,248,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,038,022
   Administrative Expenses $1,408,526
   Fundraising Expenses $968,545
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,415,093
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $53,832,925
   
Net Assets $58,414,754

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 $2,615,746 51.9%
Program Production $1,584,843 31.5%
Program Delivery $837,433 16.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-06 04/15/2003 67.41 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
$140,000 1.88% Holly Groschner President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont PBS (VT) 92.26 four stars
PBS Hawaii (HI) 91.88 four stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 87.37 three stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.31 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vermont PBS
204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
tel: (802) 655-4800
EIN: 22-2990644

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Board Leadership

Jim Clubb
Chair

CEO

Holly Groschner
President and CEO

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