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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

StoryCorps

Providing Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve their stories.

four stars

95.00

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 95.00 four stars
  Financial 92.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 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

92.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 14.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
StoryCorps (NY) 95.00 four stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 90.80 four stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 90.73 four stars
American Documentary (NY) 92.02 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 85.85 three stars

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Founded in 2003, StoryCorps' mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. With a relentless focus on recording the stories of everyday people, StoryCorps captures lives that would otherwise be lost to history and reminds the nation that every story matters and every voice counts.

Over the past seven years, we've given more than 70,000 Americans the chance to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for future generations through our archive at the Library of Congress. We also share select edited excerpts of these stories through weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, our popular website, podcasts, and best-selling books. These powerful stories illustrate our shared humanity and how much more we share in common than divides us.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,849,412
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $458,653
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,763,202
Total Contributions $8,071,267
   Program Service Revenue $1,705,251
Total Primary Revenue $9,776,518
   Other Revenue $2,274
TOTAL REVENUE $9,778,792
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,541,544
   Administrative Expenses $1,086,835
   Fundraising Expenses $1,302,401
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,930,780
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-151,988
   
Net Assets $5,360,655

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
StoryCorps has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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]
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
$164,804 1.65% Robin Sparkman Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$166,092 1.67% David Isay President, Founder

Founded in 2003, StoryCorps' mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. With a relentless focus on recording the stories of everyday people, StoryCorps captures lives that would otherwise be lost to history and reminds the nation that every story matters and every voice counts.

Over the past seven years, we've given more than 70,000 Americans the chance to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for future generations through our archive at the Library of Congress. We also share select edited excerpts of these stories through weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, our popular website, podcasts, and best-selling books. These powerful stories illustrate our shared humanity and how much more we share in common than divides us.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
StoryCorps (NY) 95.00 four stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 90.73 four stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 90.80 four stars
From the Top (MA) 89.39 three stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 91.86 four 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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