EIN 52-1968145

Radio Free Asia (RFA)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
300
Year formed
1996
Most recent tax filings
2019-09-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable.

Program areas at RFA

Broadcasting and programming operations: Radio Free Asia broadcasts to china in mandarin, cantonese and uyghur languages. It also broadcasts to cambodia, laos, north korea, tibet, vietnam and myanmar. Its programming department oversees the reporting and editing done by all the language services, as well as the work of its overseas bureaus, outside contributors and consultants. The department also oversees wire room editors and researchers.
Benarnews & neasp: on march 1, 2015, bbg launched project benarnews which publishes in five languages - bengali, thai, bahasa malaysia, bahasa indonesia, and english. In april 2016, rfa was granted an award to develop multi-media counter terrorism products designed to address terrorism concerns in the indo-asia region.

Form 990s for RFA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-092020-09-22990View PDF
2018-092019-09-20990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
2016-092017-08-23990View PDF
2015-092016-07-26990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Japan - U.S. Friendship CommissionINTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING INDEPENDENT GRANTEE ORGANIZATIONS$54,095,642

Financials for RFA

RevenuesFYE 09/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$55,114,133
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$55,114,133

Personnel at RFA

NameTitleCompensation
John EstrellaChief Operating Officer and Vice President Ext Affairs$176,173
Patrick TaylorChief Financial Officer$179,133
David BadenChief Technology Officer$179,521
 View purchase optionsVice President of Programming$131,553
 View purchase optionsPresident$185,215
...and 4 more key personnel

Organizations like RFA

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Radio Free Europeradio Liberty (RFE/RL)Washington, DC$124,052,827
Western New York Public Broadcasting AssociationBuffalo, NY$15,235,511
Minnesota Public Radio American Public MediaSaint Paul, MN$103,736,066
Capital Public Radio Fdba KXPRKXJZSacramento, CA$14,911,647
University Corporation at Monterey BaySeaside, CA$61,239,062
Public Broadcasting of Atlanta (PBA)Atlanta, GA$14,613,349
KCRW FoundationSanta Monica, CA$21,775,303
Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)Springfield, VA$101,209,379
Chicago Public MediaChicago, IL$28,816,283
Equal Access InternationalWashington, DC$15,320,460
New York Public RadioNew York, NY$81,924,982
Colorado Public RadioCentennial, CO$23,206,947
Southern California Public RadioPasadena, CA$41,852,867
Cincinnati Public RadioCincinnati, OH$14,363,241
Sesame Workshop (SW)New York, NY$246,073,617
WGBH Educational FoundationBoston, MA$198,376,753
Rocky Mountain Public MediaDenver, CO$20,935,661
VPM Media CorporationRichmond, VA$20,374,683
North Texas Public BroadcastingDallas, TX$28,075,482
Wxxi Public Broadcasting CouncilRochester, NY$14,361,773
Connecticut Public BroadcastingHartford, CT$25,591,889
American Family AssociationTupelo, MS$21,342,355
American Public Media (APM)Saint Paul, MN$17,286,703
Minnesota Orchestral AssociationMinneapolis, MN$46,740,606
Ewtn NewsIrondale, AL$14,343,514
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$55,114,133
2019
Yearly growth
7.3%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$55,524,412
2019
Yearly growth
7.3%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$27,704,475
2019
Yearly growth
3.5%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
300
2019
Yearly growth
7.1%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
2025 M St NW No No 300
Washington, DC 20036
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
County
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
rfa.org/english/ 
Phone
(202) 530-4900
Facebook page
RadioFreeAsia.English 
Twitter profile
@radiofreeasia 
IRS details
EIN
52-1968145
Fiscal year end
September
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1996
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A34: Radio
NAICS code, primary
51511: Radio Broadcasting
Parent/child status
Central organization