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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.

four stars

91.36

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

Board Leadership
Leslie Flynne
Chairman

CEO
Lisa Trapani Shumate
Associate Vice President and General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.36 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 22.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
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) 91.36 four stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 92.84 four stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 93.61 four stars
WJCT (FL) 94.06 four stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,899
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $11,061,254
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,066,153
   Program Service Revenue $4,664,283
Total Primary Revenue $15,730,436
   Other Revenue $178,290
TOTAL REVENUE $15,908,726
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,907,427
   Administrative Expenses $180,004
   Fundraising Expenses $1,381,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,469,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,560,304
   
Net Assets $3,497,355

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 $12,583,749 79.1%
Public Media Assistance $3,323,678 20.9%

Ratings History
Houston Public Media Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 04/01/2021 91.36 four stars
2018-08 09/03/2019 92.61 four stars
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

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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
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) 91.36 four stars
WHRO (VA) 87.36 three stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 93.61 four stars
WQED Multimedia (PA) 86.00 three stars
Maine Public (ME) 94.62 four 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

Leslie Flynne
Chairman

CEO

Lisa Trapani Shumate
Associate Vice President and General Manager

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