Public Broadcasting Service

Organization Overview

Public Broadcasting Service is located in Arlington, VA. The organization was established in 1970. According to its NTEE Classification (A32) the organization is classified as: Television, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Public Broadcasting Service employed 597 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Public Broadcasting Service generated $550.5m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 3.7% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $552.1m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 1.6% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Public Broadcasting Service has awarded 309 individual grants totaling $61,797,233. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

Part 3 - Line 1

THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE (PBS), INCORPORATED IN 1969, IS A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION THAT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ITS MEMBER STATIONS SERVES THE AMERICAN (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O)

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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CONTENT - REPRESENTS APPROXIMATELY 2,118 HOURS OF BROADCAST CONTENT, PROVIDED BY PBS TO ITS 150-MEMBER PUBLIC TELEVISION LICENSEES, TO INFORM, INSPIRE, ENGAGE, AND EDUCATE. THIS EXPENSE CATEGORY INCLUDES COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ADMINISTERING PROGRAMMING, INCLUDING CONTENT OVERSIGHT, PROGRAM SCHEDULING AND PACKAGING. PBS CAPITALIZES THE COST OF PURCHASED BROADCAST RIGHTS (OBTAINED PRINCIPALLY FOR THE NATIONAL PROGRAM SERVICE), CHARGING SUCH RIGHTS TO EXPENSE WHEN THE PROGRAM IS MADE AVAILABLE TO MEMBER STATIONS FOR INITIAL BROADCAST. (CONTINUED ON SCHEDULE O)


TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS - REPRESENTS MEDIA OPERATION CENTER HANDLING, TECHNICAL EVALUATION AND OTHER PRE-TRANSMISSION PROCESSING OF ALL PROGRAM VIDEO; PROGRAM ORIGINATION TRANSMISSION INCLUDING OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FOR NEWS AND OTHER LIVE EVENT COVERAGE, AND THE SCHEDULING AND LOGGING OF ALL SATELLITE FEEDS. THIS EXPENSE CATEGORY ALSO INCLUDES OTHER TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND PLANNING, AND THE OVERSIGHT, LEASE AND ACQUISITION OF SATELLITE CAPACITY.


PROMOTION - REPRESENTS INSTITUTIONAL AND PROGRAM PROMOTION, AND PRESS EFFORTS INTENDED TO INCREASE VIEWERSHIP AND INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE VALUE OF PUBLIC TELEVISION. THESE ACTIVITIES PROVIDE PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS WITH A BROAD ARRAY OF PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT, INCLUDING ON-AIR AND ONLINE PROMOTIONAL SPOTS, SOCIAL MEDIA, PRINT AND RADIO ADVERTISING, PRESS SUPPORT AND THE COORDINATION OF PUBLIC TELEVISION'S EDUCATIONAL MESSAGE AND POSITIONING.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Mullenlowe Us
Paid Advertising
$7,715,513
Level 3 Communications
Interconnect Telecom
$4,972,587
Morgan Lewis
Outside Counsel
$3,248,542
Checks Balances
Temp Staffing
$3,943,859
3pillar Global Inc
Eng. Staffing Svcs
$3,199,585
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$80,389
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$6,413,614
Government grants $21,296,905
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$267,961,223
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $194,087,981
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$295,752,131
Total Program Service Revenue$211,144,779
Investment income $3,517,809
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $7,532,760
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales -$246,133
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $550,502,628

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Public Broadcasting Service has awarded $13,316,027 in support to 125 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

SHOE INK LLC

PURPOSE: SEE PART IV: #1

$3,632,633

WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

Boston, MA

PURPOSE: SEE PART IV: #1

$3,184,136

GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING -GPTV

Org PageRecipient Profile

Atlanta, GA

PURPOSE: SEE PART IV: #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

$496,134

THE UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA CTR FOR PUB TV

PURPOSE: SEE PART IV: #4, #5, #6, #7

$448,506

IOWA PBS

PURPOSE: SEE PART IV: #4, #6, #8

$341,305

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT LLC

PURPOSE: SEE PART IV: #1

$312,818
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 8 grants that Public Broadcasting Service has recieved totaling $65,909.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Cycle Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

$25,000
Network For Good Inc

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: Unrestricted

$17,575
Kenneth W Scott Foundation

Independence, OH

PURPOSE: PUBLIC CHARITY

$10,000
Kenneth W Scott Foundation

Independence, OH

PURPOSE: PUBLIC CHARITY

$10,000
George F Baker Uw

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

PURPOSE: SUPPORT OF PUBLIC RADIO

$2,000
William And Karen Lavoie Foundation Inc

Redondo Beach, CA

PURPOSE: CHARITABLE SUPPORT

$1,124
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$13,334,736
Earnings$64,705
Net Contributions$607,107
Other Expense$200,484
Ending Balance$13,806,064

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