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WMFE

Engaging, educating, entertaining and enriching our audience

four stars

91.35

11510 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32817
tel: (407) 273-2300   Web Site
EIN: 59-6155012

Board Leadership
Robert B. White Jr.
Chair

CEO
LaFontaine E. Oliver
President & General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.35 four stars
  Financial 88.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WMFE serves viewers and listeners in an 11-county Central Florida area on Digital Channel 24 and 90.7 WMFE-FM. Community owned and locally governed since 1965, WMFE offers non-commercial, member-supported public broadcasting. The stations of WMFE are a unique local treasure, enjoying the wide respect, recognition, and support of literally hundreds of thousands of Central Floridians. Today, Channel 24 is viewed each week by more than 476,750 television households. Likewise, 90.7 is listened to by more than 180,000 people each week. Channel 24 annually produces more than 60 hours of public information and outreach programs that are especially relevant to Central Floridians.

WMFE serves viewers and listeners in an 11-county Central Florida area on Digital Channel 24 and 90.7 WMFE-FM. Community owned and locally governed since 1965, WMFE offers non-commercial, member-supported public broadcasting. The stations of WMFE are a unique local treasure, enjoying the wide respect, recognition, and support of literally hundreds of thousands of Central Floridians. Today, Channel 24 is viewed each week by more than 476,750 television households. Likewise, 90.7 is listened to by more than 180,000 people each week. Channel 24 annually produces more than 60 hours of public information and outreach programs that are especially relevant to Central Floridians.

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Financial

three stars

88.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 19.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WMFE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WMFE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WMFE (FL) 91.35 four stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 86.36 three stars
KERA (TX) 89.44 three stars
WJCT (FL) 89.67 three stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,494,883
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $24,640
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $100,000
Total Contributions $3,619,523
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,619,523
   Other Revenue $271,262
TOTAL REVENUE $3,890,785
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,630,830
   Administrative Expenses $748,525
   Fundraising Expenses $485,802
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,865,157
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $25,628
   
Net Assets $4,518,753

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
WMFE has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/21/2018 91.35 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 92.07 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 85.22 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 77.78 two stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 77.63 two stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 77.10 two stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 75.00 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 81.78 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 89.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 85.84 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 80.01 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 85.24 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 68.02 one star
2005-09 12/15/2006 61.22 one star
2004-09 01/01/2006 72.08 two stars
2003-09 02/01/2005 72.83 two stars
2002-09 05/01/2004 71.80 two stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 61.60 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 59-6155012
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,340 3.70% Lafontaine Oliver President, General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WMFE (FL) 91.35 four stars
WHYY (PA) 91.43 four stars
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 91.37 four stars
Houston Public Media Foundation (TX) 89.28 three stars
WITF (PA) 86.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WMFE
11510 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32817
tel: (407) 273-2300
EIN: 59-6155012

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Board Leadership

Robert B. White Jr.
Chair

CEO

LaFontaine E. Oliver
President & General Manager

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