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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Houston Public Media Foundation

Houston Public Media provides audiences with unprecedented access to the content that is meaningful to them.

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three stars

89.28

4343 Elgin Street Houston, TX 77204
tel: (713) 748-8888   Web Site
EIN: 74-1670740

Board Leadership
Barrett Sides
Chairman

CEO
Lisa Trapani Shumate
Associate Vice President and General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.28 three stars
  Financial 84.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Houston Public Media Foundation (formerly known as the Association for Community Broadcasting) serves to secure the financial future of Houston Public Media, which provides informative, thought-provoking and entertaining content through a multi-media platform that includes TV 8/PBS, News 88.7/NPR and Classical and reaches a combined weekly audience of more than 1.5 million.

The Houston Public Media Foundation assists HPM staff with fundraising efforts, including personal gifts of support, Board members going on calls with staff, writing letters of support and serving as ambassadors for public broadcasting in the community on a local and national level. The Houston Public Media Foundation also is involved in many special events and activities that help raise funds for Houston Public Media. Board members secure sponsorships and auction items, sell tickets and serve on committees while regularly attending events for Houston Public Media.

The Houston Public Media Foundation (formerly known as the Association for Community Broadcasting) serves to secure the financial future of Houston Public Media, which provides informative, thought-provoking and entertaining content through a multi-media platform that includes TV 8/PBS, News 88.7/NPR and Classical and reaches a combined weekly audience of more than 1.5 million.

The Houston Public Media Foundation assists HPM staff with fundraising efforts, including personal gifts of support, Board members going on calls with staff, writing letters of support and serving as ambassadors for public broadcasting in the community on a local and national level. The Houston Public Media Foundation also is involved in many special events and activities that help raise funds for Houston Public Media. Board members secure sponsorships and auction items, sell tickets and serve on committees while regularly attending events for Houston Public Media.

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Financial

three stars

84.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 16.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Public Media Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Houston Public Media Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Public Media Foundation (TX) 89.28 three stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars
WHRO (VA) 90.61 four stars
WMFE (FL) 91.35 four stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 86.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $689,760
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $10,897,352
   Fundraising Events $41,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,628,362
   Program Service Revenue $4,039,763
Total Primary Revenue $15,668,125
   Other Revenue $-31,608
TOTAL REVENUE $15,636,517
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,664,437
   Administrative Expenses $254,409
   Fundraising Expenses $1,768,141
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,686,987
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-50,470
   
Net Assets $2,724,249

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
Support for 3 Public Broadcasting Stations $12,076,944 88.4%
Public Media Assistance $1,587,493 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/01/2018 89.28 three stars
2016-08 08/01/2018 83.84 three stars
2016-08 06/01/2018 82.88 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 78.98 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 82.54 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 84.95 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 85.16 three stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 78.77 two stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 75.70 two stars
2010-08 10/01/2011 83.24 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 85.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 88.62 three stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 90.72 four stars
2007-08 11/01/2008 57.08 one star
2006-08 12/01/2007 68.55 one star
2005-08 09/01/2006 74.68 two stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 75.94 two stars
2003-08 11/01/2004 75.76 two stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 72.13 two 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 74-1670740
Name in IRS Master File HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 January, 1970
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Lisa Shumate CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Houston Public Media Foundation (TX) 89.28 three stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 86.36 three stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.29 four stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Houston Public Media Foundation
4343 Elgin Street
Houston, TX 77204
tel: (713) 748-8888
EIN: 74-1670740

Mail donations to:
Houston Public Media Foundation
PO Box 3626
Houston, TX 77253

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Board Leadership

Barrett Sides
Chairman

CEO

Lisa Trapani Shumate
Associate Vice President and General Manager

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