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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

StoryCorps

Listen. Honor. Share.

three stars

88.26

80 Hanson Place 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (646) 723-7020   Web Site
EIN: 13-3753011

Board Leadership
Gara LaMarche
Chair

CEO
Dave Isay
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.26 three stars
  Financial 83.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone's story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.

StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone's story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.

Financial

three stars

83.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by StoryCorps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by StoryCorps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls
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To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Our staff, Our funders, Our community partners
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
StoryCorps (NY) 88.26 three stars
Art21 (NY) 85.99 three stars
CET (OH) 85.92 three stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.81 three stars
WNET (NY) 90.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,446,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $693,083
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,897,735
Total Contributions $7,037,807
   Program Service Revenue $1,811,240
Total Primary Revenue $8,849,047
   Other Revenue $29,892
TOTAL REVENUE $8,878,939
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,319,597
   Administrative Expenses $1,307,552
   Fundraising Expenses $1,297,663
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,924,812
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,045,873
   
Net Assets $7,554,116

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 88.26 three stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 89.97 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 94.93 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 95.00 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.25 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.11 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 96.44 four stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 95.85 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 93.77 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 96.05 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 96.12 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 90.57 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.96 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 90.03 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 95.52 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 97.96 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 95.74 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 90.10 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 13-3753011
Name in IRS Master File STORYCORPS INC
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
(120) Publishing activities
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 August, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,436 1.72% Robin Sparkman Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$183,022 1.84% David Isay President, Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
StoryCorps (NY) 88.26 three stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.23 four stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.81 three stars
American Documentary (NY) 90.54 four stars
Art21 (NY) 85.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

StoryCorps
80 Hanson Place
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (646) 723-7020
EIN: 13-3753011

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Board Leadership

Gara LaMarche
Chair

CEO

Dave Isay
President, Founder

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