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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

American Documentary

Exploring the potential of independent media in public life

four stars

92.02

20 Jay Street Suite 940
New York, NY 11201
tel: (212) 989-8121   Web Site
EIN: 13-3447752

Board Leadership
Tammy Robinson
Chair

CEO
Chris White
Executive Producer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Documentary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Documentary on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Documentary (NY) 92.02 four stars
StoryCorps (NY) 95.00 four stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 91.86 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 85.85 three stars
Brave New Films (CA) 88.59 three stars

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American Documentary (AMDOC) is a leading nonprofit media organization dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary nonfiction stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media. Since 1988, American Documentary has produced the award-winning series P.O.V. for PBS, presenting over 365 of the most important documentary films of our time. Our films - coupled with our unsurpassed national reach and local collaborations - have brought powerful documentary storytelling into people's lives, and brought public dialogue on issues of national importance to a new level. American Documentary is a leader in extending the reach of documentaries online. American Documentary continues to pioneer new ways to use independent media as a springboard to engage the public.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,005,596
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $317,313
Total Contributions $3,322,909
   Program Service Revenue $2,396,922
Total Primary Revenue $5,719,831
   Other Revenue $4,762
TOTAL REVENUE $5,724,593
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,037,524
   Administrative Expenses $274,388
   Fundraising Expenses $233,341
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,545,253
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,179,340
   
Net Assets $4,093,346

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
POV Programming and Production Support $2,405,499 59.6%
POV Communications $446,890 11.1%
POV Community Engagement $436,436 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.02 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.87 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 91.79 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 84.82 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 77.67 two stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 88.58 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.95 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 80.75 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 75.95 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 79.57 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 73.45 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 84.76 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 92.37 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 97.14 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 13-3447752
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY INC
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
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 May, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$82,854 1.82% Eliza Licht Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$82,854 1.82% Adnaan Wasey Executive Director

American Documentary (AMDOC) is a leading nonprofit media organization dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary nonfiction stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media. Since 1988, American Documentary has produced the award-winning series P.O.V. for PBS, presenting over 365 of the most important documentary films of our time. Our films - coupled with our unsurpassed national reach and local collaborations - have brought powerful documentary storytelling into people's lives, and brought public dialogue on issues of national importance to a new level. American Documentary is a leader in extending the reach of documentaries online. American Documentary continues to pioneer new ways to use independent media as a springboard to engage the public.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Documentary (NY) 92.02 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 85.85 three stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 91.86 four stars
THIRTEEN (NY) 85.04 three stars
From the Top (MA) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Documentary
20 Jay Street
Suite 940
New York, NY 11201
tel: (212) 989-8121
fax: (212) 989-8230
EIN: 13-3447752

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Board Leadership

Tammy Robinson
Chair

CEO

Chris White
Executive Producer

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