EIN 75-7126012


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To educate, entertain and engage children and adults in the Greater Austin area and beyond by providing distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, and reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the wo...
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Program areas at Klru

Provides non-commercial television programming to the austin, Texas area reaching a potential audience exceeding 736,000 households. Acquires, curates, and distributes programming from the Public broadcasting service (pbs) and various other programming distributors; broadcasts four (4) digital channels 24 hours a day year round; provides programming to multiple cable operators, two satellite operators and a wide range of online/digital distribution channels/sites.
Educational and outreach services provide programming, instruction, and supplies for schools, child care facilities and parents. Serve approximately 15,000 individuals during the year via ready-to-learn, play-to-learn, and related projects. Provide professional development and educational video through pbs learning media and other media. Direct costs only. Funded by educational institutions, businesses, private donations, and other non-profits. Conduct community discussions, events and screenings, approximately 12 per year. Due to covid events usually held in person were held virtually.
Create approximately 75 hours of educational, Public affairs, and cultural arts and the content for the central Texas region and beyond; train students in production operations; conduct community outreach around content. Funded by donors, other non-profits and businesses. Provide support and feedback to local and regional filmakers seeking a wider audience.

Who funds Klru

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Corporation for Public BroadcastingTVCSG$1,869,154
Schwab Charitable FundPublic, Societal Benefit$318,210
FrontStream Global FundUse By the Organization's General Fund$275,982
...and 33 more grants received totalling $3,932,840

Personnel at Klru

Luis PatinoPresident and Chief Executive Officer$0
Lori BoldingChief Operating Officer$182,343
Elizabeth PerchChief Financial Officer$0
Carolyn ConnollyChief Marketing Officer
Chris OstertagChief Technology Officer$135,454
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for Klru

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$13,479,463
Program services$1,470,319
Investment income and dividends$91,478
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$882,861
Net rental income$45,779
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$188,736
Net income from fundraising events$-81,807
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,772
Miscellaneous revenues$303,797
Total revenues$16,383,398

Form 990s for Klru

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-06-27990View PDF
2021-092022-08-12990View PDF
2020-092021-08-13990View PDF
2019-092021-01-21990View PDF
2019-092020-10-21990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
April 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 12 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $222,967 from Austin Community Foundation
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $1,869,154 from Corporation for Public Broadcasting
August 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 22, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
PO Box 7158
Austin, TX 78713
Metro area
Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
Travis County, TX
Website URL
(512) 475-9090
Facebook page
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A32: Television
NAICS code, primary
51512: Television Broadcasting
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