KSPS Achieves Coveted 100 Accountability & Transparency Score from Charity Navigator

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KSPS Overall Nonprofit Score: 97.76
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Charity Navigator ranks Friends of KSPS, the 501(c)(3) to which KSPS public television is licenced, as the number-one nonprofit in Spokane, from among 1,865 such organizations in the city.

Charity Navigator is an American independent charity watchdog organization that evaluates charitable organizations in the United States. Its stated goal is "to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges".

With a cumulative score of 97.76 of a possible 100--calculated based on financial performance, accountability, and transparency; KSPS scored higher than the other two 4-star charities in the market, Catholic Charities of Spokane and Second Harvest Inland Northwest.

The information upon which the scoring is based from the organization's independently audited IRS Form 990 and is shown below.

Financial Performance Metrics

 Program Expenses79.9%
 Administrative Expenses8.6%
 Fundraising Expenses11.4%
 Fundraising Efficiency$0.12
 Working Capital Ratio (years)0.78
 Program Expenses Growth14.8%
 Liabilities to Assets4.0%

Accountability & Transparency Performance Metrics

Information Provided on the Form 990 
 Independent Voting Board Members
 No Material diversion of assets
 Audited financials prepared by independent accountant
 Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From related parties
 Documents Board Meeting Minutes
 Provided copy of Form 990 to organization's governing body in advance of filing
 Conflict of Interest Policy
 Whistleblower Policy
 Records Retention and Destruction Policy
 CEO listed with salary
 Process for determining CEO compensation
 Board Listed / Board Members Not Compensated
Is the following information easily accessible on the charity's website? 
 Donor Privacy Policy
 Board Members Listed
 Audited Financials
 Form 990
 Key staff listed

A class-leading 79.9% of the organization's total expenses are spent on the programs and services it delivers.

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