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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Vermont Public Radio

Providing an essential and trusted independent voice for the people of our region.

four stars

95.50

365 Troy Avenue Colchester, VT 05446
tel: (802) 655-9451   Web Site
EIN: 03-0259051

Board Leadership
Peggy Williams
Chair

CEO
Robin Turnau
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.50 four stars
  Financial 93.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

93.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
68.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.76
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vermont Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 95.50 four stars
KQED (CA) 88.35 three stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 94.56 four stars
KIXE-TV (CA) 87.01 three stars
Rocky Mountain PBS (CO) 87.94 three stars

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Listener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont's only statewide public radio network, VPR provides an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration for the people of our region.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,675,035
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,675,035
   Program Service Revenue $2,040,435
Total Primary Revenue $11,715,470
   Other Revenue $689,066
TOTAL REVENUE $12,404,536
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,433,045
   Administrative Expenses $1,213,751
   Fundraising Expenses $1,640,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,287,604
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,116,932
   
Net Assets $23,790,778

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
Broadcast $6,433,045 100.0%

Ratings History
Vermont Public Radio has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 04/01/2017 95.50 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 93.80 four stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 93.79 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 97.83 four stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 85.70 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 90.87 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 86.46 three stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 86.82 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 96.81 four stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 89.89 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 91.11 four stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 91.08 four 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 03-0259051
Name in IRS Master File VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO
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 (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 October, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$184,898 1.99% Robin Turnau President

Listener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont's only statewide public radio network, VPR provides an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration for the people of our region.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 95.50 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 94.40 four stars
Radio Milwaukee Inc. (WI) 95.97 four stars
KCBX (CA) 87.88 three stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 90.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vermont Public Radio
365 Troy Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
tel: (802) 655-9451
fax: (802) 655-2799
EIN: 03-0259051

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Board Leadership

Peggy Williams
Chair

CEO

Robin Turnau
President & CEO

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