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

Wisconsin Public Radio Association

Improving and preserving Wisconsin Public Radio

three stars

81.76

821 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706
  Web Site
EIN: 23-7363536

Board Leadership
Ronald Dunlap
Chair of the Board

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.76 three stars
  Financial 82.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Wisconsin Public Radio Association (WPRA) is a forward-looking organization dedicated to facilitating radio programming of high quality that addresses the needs of listeners. This year, the WPRA members will contribute approximately $5.45 million to improve and keep WPR on the air all over Wisconsin. WPRA serves as a statewide membership organization for those listeners of WPR who have contributed at a minimum membership level; engages in fundraising to support the program service of WPR; sponsors projects that involve public participation throughout WPR's listener area; and through public awareness activities, promotes the service so as to attract additional member support.

The Wisconsin Public Radio Association (WPRA) is a forward-looking organization dedicated to facilitating radio programming of high quality that addresses the needs of listeners. This year, the WPRA members will contribute approximately $5.45 million to improve and keep WPR on the air all over Wisconsin. WPRA serves as a statewide membership organization for those listeners of WPR who have contributed at a minimum membership level; engages in fundraising to support the program service of WPR; sponsors projects that involve public participation throughout WPR's listener area; and through public awareness activities, promotes the service so as to attract additional member support.

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Financial

three stars

82.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wisconsin Public Radio Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wisconsin Public Radio Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wisconsin Public Radio Association (WI) 81.76 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 91.49 four stars
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
eTown (CO) 88.49 three stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 94.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,869,434
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,869,434
   Program Service Revenue $238,448
Total Primary Revenue $10,107,882
   Other Revenue $357,619
TOTAL REVENUE $10,465,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,341,204
   Administrative Expenses $179,822
   Fundraising Expenses $2,112,867
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,633,893
   
Payments to Affiliates $7,421,629
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $831,608
   
Net Assets $7,215,717

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
Raising Funds to Support Wisconsin Public Radio $7,341,204 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 81.76 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 82.91 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 81.41 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 81.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.90 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 85.50 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 85.05 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 83.67 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 78.62 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 76.23 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 83.86 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 83.60 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 91.20 four stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 75.31 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 78.90 two stars
2003-06 12/01/2004 80.29 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 23-7363536
Name in IRS Master File WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
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, 1974
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wisconsin Public Radio Association (WI) 81.76 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 97.31 four stars
KCTS Television (WA) 85.65 three stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 94.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wisconsin Public Radio Association
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
EIN: 23-7363536

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Board Leadership

Ronald Dunlap
Chair of the Board

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