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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

94.34

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

Board Leadership
Dipti Ghosh & Vincent Pan
Board Co-Chairs

CEO
Stephen Gong
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.34 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For 40 years, CAAM has exposed audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and the public at large.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For 40 years, CAAM has exposed audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and the public at large.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
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) 94.34 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 86.77 three stars
Art21 (NY) 85.99 three stars
WNET (NY) 94.20 four stars
StoryCorps (NY) 88.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,981,116
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $100,000
Total Contributions $2,081,116
   Program Service Revenue $383,528
Total Primary Revenue $2,464,644
   Other Revenue $13,858
TOTAL REVENUE $2,478,502
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,132,828
   Administrative Expenses $198,127
   Fundraising Expenses $242,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,573,486
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-94,984
   
Net Assets $3,598,180

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 $795,752 37.3%
Open Call Production Funding $687,640 32.2%
Public Media Broadcast and Comcast Programs $411,220 19.3%

Ratings History
Center for Asian American Media has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 94.34 four stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 92.53 four stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 90.39 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 89.48 three stars
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,350 4.17% Stephen Gong Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 94.34 four stars
KVIE (CA) 87.92 three stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.81 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 86.77 three stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.23 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
fax: (415) 863-7428
EIN: 94-2801493

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Board Leadership

Dipti Ghosh & Vincent Pan
Board Co-Chairs

CEO

Stephen Gong
Executive Director

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