Disable all preview features

Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal

Learn More, Do More, Be More.

four stars

93.54

3080 Bristol Street Suite 400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
tel: (714) 241-4100   Web Site
EIN: 95-3220724

Board Leadership
Richard Cook
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Andrew Russell
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.54 four stars
  Financial 94.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PBS SoCal/KOCE is the primary PBS station for more than 18 million people across six diverse Southern California counties. We provide content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain, over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. A local, member-supported non-profit organization, PBS SoCal is yours - nearly 50% of our funding comes from our more than 100,0000 members - people like you. PBS SoCal is driven by its mission to foster a love of learning, culture and community, using the power of public media.

PBS SoCal/KOCE is the primary PBS station for more than 18 million people across six diverse Southern California counties. We provide content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain, over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. A local, member-supported non-profit organization, PBS SoCal is yours - nearly 50% of our funding comes from our more than 100,0000 members - people like you. PBS SoCal is driven by its mission to foster a love of learning, culture and community, using the power of public media.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

four stars

94.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.60
  Program Expenses Growth 13.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
KQED (CA) 92.06 four stars
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 88.64 three stars
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,489,043
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $6,956,706
   Fundraising Events $365,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,810,749
   Program Service Revenue $554,748
Total Primary Revenue $18,365,497
   Other Revenue $417,464
TOTAL REVENUE $18,782,961
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,150,493
   Administrative Expenses $3,217,819
   Fundraising Expenses $3,133,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,501,994
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,719,033
   
Net Assets $48,435,109

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
Local Productions $7,420,139 49.0%
Purchases Television Programs $6,164,573 40.7%
Community Affairs and Public Information $1,565,781 10.3%

Ratings History
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 93.54 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 93.42 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.63 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 80.60 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.89 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.35 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 88.02 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 85.55 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 82.10 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 80.85 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 62.15 one star
2006-06 08/01/2007 65.14 one star
2005-06 10/01/2006 73.65 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 80.84 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 82.08 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 79.41 two stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 76.80 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 95-3220724
Name in IRS Master File KOCE-TV FOUNDATION
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 (59) Other school related activities
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans 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 March, 1983
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
$430,000 1.99% Andrew Russell President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.93 four stars
WTCI (TN) 86.83 three stars
Nine Network of Public Media (MO) 87.64 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal
3080 Bristol Street
Suite 400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
tel: (714) 241-4100
fax: (714) 668-9689
EIN: 95-3220724

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Richard Cook
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Andrew Russell
President & CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.