EIN 53-0242992

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
386
Year formed
1953
Most recent tax filings
2020-06-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
Weta's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them. Public television and radio broadcasting and product...
Total revenues
$114,582,532
2020
Total expenses
$122,060,310
2020
Total assets
$167,425,377
2020
Num. employees
386
2020

Program areas at WETA

Television production - Weta is annually one of the three largest producing stations for public television in the united states. Weta productions include "Washington week," "pbs newshour," documentaries from ken burns, and performance specials from the white house, the john f. kennedy center for the performing arts, and the west lawn of the u.s. capitol. Weta also produces specials that address current, local and national topics and issues.
Online resources - Weta's interactive Educational initiatives include readingrockets.org, a multimedia project that helps struggling readers; colorincolorado.org, a bilingual project that offers resources, in both english and spanish, for parents and teachers of english-language learners (ells); ldonline.org, the leading website on learning disabilities and adhd for parents, teachers and students; adlit.org, which supports the literacy of adolescent readers; and brainline.org, the most comprehensive source of brain-injury information on the web. In conjunction with their broadcast offerings, the stations are making available digital at-home learning tools from pbs learning media designed for parents, caregivers, teachers, and children.
Local broadcasting - television & radio - Weta is the flagship public television station in the Greater Washington area. Weta offers quality television programming on five digital channels 24 hours a day: Weta pbs, Weta pbs kids, Weta uk, Weta world and Weta metro. Weta broadcasts a children's Educational television service that delights children while building reading, science, technology and math skills; programming for lifelong learning; public affairs analysis and documentaries; performance programming celebrating the cultural diversity of the country; acclaimed history, science and nature programming; and the best in british television. Classical Weta radio broadcasts on Weta 90.9 fm, wgms 89.1 fm and Weta 88.9 fm, providing a 24-hour classical music service. Weta is the exclusive broadcaster of classical music in the Greater Washington area. Classical Weta 90.9 fm provides an important connection between many fine performing arts organizations in the area and the community through partnerships to record and broadcast concerts, promote events, and by highlighting the rich cultural offerings of our region.

Grants made by WETA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Georgia Public Telecommunications CommissionStation Grant$31,400
Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public BroadcastingStation Grant$22,500
Wxxi Public Broadcasting CouncilStation Grant$22,500
...and 32 more grants made totalling $430,768

Who funds Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
The Better Angels SocietySupport for Films, Outreach, Education$11,088,222
Corporation for Public BroadcastingTVCSG$6,415,184
Corporation for Public BroadcastingTVPRG$6,160,903
...and 64 more grants received totalling $41,036,146
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
National Science FoundationEDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES$555,852
Library of CongressGERSHWIN PRICE 2020- GARTH BROOKS (#01490)$350,000
National Science FoundationEDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES$326,610
...and 7 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at WETA

NameTitleCompensation
Sharon Percy RockefellerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$610,350
Jason R. DaiseyExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Weta Chief Operating Officer, Newshour Productions$393,554
David C PurvisSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Weta Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Newshour Productions$296,315
Dalton DelanExecutive Vice President and Chief Product Officer / Board Member$553,853
Kathy ConnollyVice President , Major and Planned Giving
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for WETA

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$109,081,739
Program services$2,187,533
Investment income and dividends$1,338,216
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$221,429
Net rental income$50,945
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,569,738
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,263
Miscellaneous revenues$131,669
Total revenues$114,582,532

Form 990s for WETA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062021-02-19990View PDF
2019-062020-08-20990View PDF
2018-062020-10-07990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $900,018 from Dauten Family Foundation
November 22, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 41 new grant, including a grant for $11,088,222 from The Better Angels Society
July 2, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 18, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts centersMedia and communications organizationsTelevision producers / broadcastersRadio producers / broadcastersCharities
Issues
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Characteristics
Political advocacyLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
Address
3939 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
County
Arlington County, VA
Website URL
weta.org/ 
Phone
(703) 998-2778
Facebook page
wetatvfm 
Twitter profile
@wetatvfm 
IRS details
EIN
53-0242992
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1953
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A32: Television
NAICS code, primary
51511: Radio Broadcasting
Parent/child status
Independent
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