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WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

1 GUEST ST, BOSTON, MA 02135-2016 | Tax-exempt since Aug. 1956
  • EIN: 04-2104397
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Media, Communications Organizations (Arts, Culture and Humanities)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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Tax Filings and Audits by Year

The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Read the IRS instructions for 990 forms.

If this organization has filed an amended return, it may not be reflected in the data below. Duplicated download links may be due to resubmissions or amendments to an organization's original return.

If you would like to download Form 990 document PDFs in bulk, the Internet Archive operates a mirror of the original bulk data.

Nonprofit organizations that spend $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a fiscal year are required to submit an audit covering their finances and compliance. Some of these are program specific, while others, called “single audits,” look at the entire organization. Nonprofit Explorer has PDFs of these audits for some nonprofits for fiscal year 2016 and later. They’re provided by the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

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990

Form 990 and audit documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 and audit documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

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990

Total Revenue

$190,500,789

Total Functional Expenses $187,248,040
Net income $3,252,749
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $168,993,910 88.7%
Program services $14,756,829 7.7%
Investment income $843,621 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $3,587,524 1.9%
Rental property income $479,885 0.3%
Net fundraising -$379,519
Sales of assets $2,218,539 1.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,114,193 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $1,145,828 0.6%
Other salaries and wages $63,680,796 34.0%
Other
Total Assets $589,164,636
Total Liabilities $228,027,519
Net Assets $361,137,117
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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990

Total Revenue

$195,429,649

Total Functional Expenses $179,666,901
Net income $15,762,748
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $172,270,947 88.1%
Program services $15,257,341 7.8%
Investment income $626,741 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $2,561,196 1.3%
Rental property income $70,861 0.0%
Net fundraising -$398,680
Sales of assets $5,041,243 2.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,924,512 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $289,048 0.2%
Other salaries and wages $60,865,188 33.9%
Other
Total Assets $568,394,562
Total Liabilities $223,878,744
Net Assets $344,515,818
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

PDF

990
990-T

Total Revenue

$144,090,672

Total Functional Expenses $149,588,839
Net income -$5,498,167
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $126,045,973 87.5%
Program services $11,584,249 8.0%
Investment income $438,877 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $2,496,842 1.7%
Rental property income $85,719 0.1%
Net fundraising -$40,326
Sales of assets $3,479,338 2.4%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,719,429 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $481,185 0.3%
Other salaries and wages $50,967,393 34.1%
Other
Total Assets $525,183,425
Total Liabilities $218,442,433
Net Assets $306,740,992
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2012

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$145,723,999

Total Functional Expenses $173,943,540
Net income -$28,219,541
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $119,159,672 81.8%
Program services $19,001,586 13.0%
Investment income $552,151 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $4,201,280 2.9%
Rental property income $18,898 0.0%
Net fundraising -$38,832
Sales of assets $2,829,244 1.9%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $4,419,224 2.5%
Professional fundraising fees $151,540 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $55,181,803 31.7%
Other
Total Assets $508,748,590
Total Liabilities $214,949,264
Net Assets $293,799,326
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2011

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$187,306,594

Total Functional Expenses $176,223,946
Net income $11,082,648
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $167,329,358 89.3%
Program services $14,411,896 7.7%
Investment income $568,686 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $2,548,834 1.4%
Rental property income $372,355 0.2%
Net fundraising $278,885 0.1%
Sales of assets $1,796,580 1.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $4,462,932 2.5%
Professional fundraising fees $124,996 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $57,763,836 32.8%
Other
Total Assets $526,625,925
Total Liabilities $214,427,486
Net Assets $312,198,439
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2010

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2010

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990
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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2009

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2009

PDF

990
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2008

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2008

PDF

990
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2007

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2007

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2006

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2005

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2004

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2004

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2003

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2002

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2002

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2001

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

About This Data

Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and PDFs of full Form 990 documents.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2017 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2016 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of a separate release by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency through June 2016; these documents may contain filings as recent as the 2015 fiscal year.

Which Organizations Are Here?

Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard."

Nonprofit Explorer has organizations claiming tax exemption in each of the 27 subsections of the 501(c) section of the tax code, and which have filed a Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990PF. Taxable trusts and private foundations that are required to file a form 990PF are also included. Small organizations filing a Form 990N "e-Postcard" are not included in this data.

Types of Nonprofits

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Get the Data

For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:

  • Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
  • Exempt Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
  • Form 990 documents requested and processed by Public.Resource.Org and ProPublica. We post bulk downloads of these documents at the Internet Archive.
  • Form 990 documents as XML files. Includes complete filing data (financial details, names of officers, tax schedules, etc.) in machine-readable format. Only available for electronically filed documents.
  • Audits. PDFs of single or program-specific audits for nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year. Available for 2016 and later.