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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Center for Asian American Media

Presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences

four stars

91.86

145 Ninth Street Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 863-0814   Web Site
EIN: 94-2801493

Board Leadership
Dipti Ghosh
Board Chair

CEO
Stephen Gong
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.86 four stars
  Financial 96.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 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

96.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Asian American Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Asian American Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 91.86 four stars
Brave New Films (CA) 88.59 three stars
From the Top (MA) 89.39 three stars
THIRTEEN (NY) 85.04 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 85.85 three stars

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Founded in 1980 the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), formerly known the National Asian American Telecommunications Association, has grown into the largest organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian Americans in independent media, specifically the areas of television and filmmaking. Dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible, CAAM funds, produces, distributes and exhibits works in film, television and digital media. Apart from their public television work, CAAM's most visible community contribution is their yearly San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF).

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,166,864
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $13,354
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $181,020
Total Contributions $2,361,238
   Program Service Revenue $475,687
Total Primary Revenue $2,836,925
   Other Revenue $56,130
TOTAL REVENUE $2,893,055
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,435,683
   Administrative Expenses $88,831
   Fundraising Expenses $226,775
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,751,289
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $141,766
   
Net Assets $2,417,999

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
CAAMFest $1,039,590 42.7%
Primetime PBS Broadcast Program $865,962 35.6%
Fiscal Sponsor $530,131 21.8%

Ratings History
Center for Asian American Media has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 02/01/2017 91.86 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 90.92 four stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 86.39 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 90.21 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 90.85 four stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 85.64 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 89.87 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 90.55 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 93.35 four stars
2007-09 12/17/2008 84.41 three stars
2006-09 12/15/2007 78.39 two stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 76.82 two stars
2004-09 12/01/2005 81.32 three stars
2003-09 07/01/2005 69.15 one star

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

EIN 94-2801493
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 December, 1981
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
$108,326 3.93% Stephen Gong Executive Director

Founded in 1980 the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), formerly known the National Asian American Telecommunications Association, has grown into the largest organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian Americans in independent media, specifically the areas of television and filmmaking. Dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible, CAAM funds, produces, distributes and exhibits works in film, television and digital media. Apart from their public television work, CAAM's most visible community contribution is their yearly San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF).

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 91.86 four stars
American Documentary (NY) 92.02 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 85.85 three stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 90.80 four stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 90.73 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Asian American Media
145 Ninth Street
Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 863-0814
EIN: 94-2801493

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Board Leadership

Dipti Ghosh
Board Chair

CEO

Stephen Gong
Executive Director

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