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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Rocky Mountain PBS

Providing top-quality education, entertainment and news programming

two stars

79.81

1089 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204
tel: (800) 274-6666   Web Site
EIN: 84-0510785

Board Leadership
Hubert Farbes
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Amanda Mountain
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.81 two stars
  Financial 73.27 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS) enriches the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. RMPBS sparks dialogue by providing a lens through which Coloradans explore and understand our diverse state, nation and world. We reach one million viewers weekly in Colorado and the surrounding states, providing top-quality education, entertainment and news programming. We are Colorado's only statewide television network and its only full-service PBS member broadcaster. For 50 years we have provided teachers, students, individuals and families excellent broadcasting, workshops, courses and resources that are among the most trusted resources in the U.S.

Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS) enriches the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. RMPBS sparks dialogue by providing a lens through which Coloradans explore and understand our diverse state, nation and world. We reach one million viewers weekly in Colorado and the surrounding states, providing top-quality education, entertainment and news programming. We are Colorado's only statewide television network and its only full-service PBS member broadcaster. For 50 years we have provided teachers, students, individuals and families excellent broadcasting, workshops, courses and resources that are among the most trusted resources in the U.S.

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Financial

two stars

73.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
59.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 30.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.58
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocky Mountain PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rocky Mountain PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain PBS (CO) 79.81 two stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.89 four stars
WYPR (MD) 87.43 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 85.60 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 91.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,389,036
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $10,714,080
   Fundraising Events $44,553
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,634,892
Total Contributions $27,782,561
   Program Service Revenue $304,181
Total Primary Revenue $28,086,742
   Other Revenue $1,329,908
TOTAL REVENUE $29,416,650
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,127,029
   Administrative Expenses $1,638,363
   Fundraising Expenses $4,876,158
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,641,550
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,775,100
   
Net Assets $41,827,136

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
Public Telecommunication Service $8,137,384 89.1%
Public Radio Station $989,645 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 79.81 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 79.06 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 84.40 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.94 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.22 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 83.55 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 80.37 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 77.31 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 76.15 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 76.22 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 74.51 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 72.65 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 76.38 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 74.75 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 74.23 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 73.31 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 84.58 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.98 three 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 84-0510785
Name in IRS Master File ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC MEDIA INC
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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 December, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,322 1.37% Amanda Mountain President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$155,784 0.99% Douglas Price Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rocky Mountain PBS (CO) 79.81 two stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.34 three stars
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
WYPR (MD) 87.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Rocky Mountain PBS
1089 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
tel: (800) 274-6666
fax: (303) 620-5600
EIN: 84-0510785

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Board Leadership

Hubert Farbes
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Amanda Mountain
President, CEO

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