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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KCRW Foundation

Promoting and supporting Santa Monica College radio station KCRW

86.95

1900 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405
tel: (310) 314-4635   Web Site
EIN: 95-3750631

Board Leadership
Monica Shilling
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Ferro
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.95
  Financial 81.99
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The KCRW Foundation promotes and provides financial support to Santa Monica College Radio Station KCRW. KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. The station boasts one of the nation's largest arrays of locally- produced, nationally-distributed talk program content. KCRW.com extends the station's profile globally, with three streams featuring web-exclusive content: all music, all news and the live station simulcast, as well as an extensive list of podcasts. The non-commercial broadcast signal reaches 550,000 listeners weekly and is supported by 55,000 member/subscribers.

The KCRW Foundation promotes and provides financial support to Santa Monica College Radio Station KCRW. KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. The station boasts one of the nation's largest arrays of locally- produced, nationally-distributed talk program content. KCRW.com extends the station's profile globally, with three streams featuring web-exclusive content: all music, all news and the live station simulcast, as well as an extensive list of podcasts. The non-commercial broadcast signal reaches 550,000 listeners weekly and is supported by 55,000 member/subscribers.

Financial

81.99

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
67.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCRW Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCRW Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCRW Foundation (CA) 86.95
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 90.54
KIXE-TV (CA) 85.94
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 88.32
KCBX (CA) 91.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,348,726
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $9,390,742
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $771,648
Total Contributions $20,511,116
   Program Service Revenue $240,907
Total Primary Revenue $20,752,023
   Other Revenue $1,023,280
TOTAL REVENUE $21,775,303
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,024,146
   Administrative Expenses $2,774,091
   Fundraising Expenses $5,505,900
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,304,137
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $471,166
   
Net Assets $44,589,657

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
Programming and Production $8,109,960 62.3%
Program Information and Promotion $3,372,679 25.9%
Broadcasting and Engineering $1,541,507 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 03/01/2022 86.95
2019-06 04/01/2021 93.25
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.84
2017-06 12/01/2018 90.18
2016-06 12/22/2017 92.68
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.40
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.51
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.97
2013-06 10/01/2014 95.05
2012-06 11/01/2013 93.37
2011-06 10/01/2012 94.93
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.54
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 85.70
2008-06 06/01/2009 88.43
2006-06 10/01/2007 68.78
2005-06 04/01/2006 82.28
2004-06 09/01/2005 79.03

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

EIN 95-3750631
Name in IRS Master File KCRW FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (45) Student operated business
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
Foundation Status Organization which operates for benefit of college or university and is owned or operated by a governmental unit 170(b)(1)(A)(iv)
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, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,515 0.95% Jennifer Ferro President, General Manager
Other Salaries of Note
$203,515 0.95% Madeleine Brand Program Host
$181,673 0.85% Jason Bentley Music Director
$169,246 0.79% Jill Smayo Chief Operating Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCRW Foundation (CA) 86.95
St. Louis Regional Public Media Inc. (d/b/a Nine PBS) (MO) 88.96
All Classical Portland (OR) 89.71
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 87.68
KQED (CA) 88.64

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Charity Contact Info

KCRW Foundation
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
tel: (310) 314-4635
fax: (310) 450-7172
EIN: 95-3750631

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Board Leadership

Monica Shilling
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Ferro
President

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