RHODE ISLAND PBS FOUNDATION

aka WSBE Rhode Island PBS   |   Providence, RI   |  www.ripbs.org

Mission

Mission: With the support of our members and sponsors, we serve the needs of all generations within Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. We spark imagination, explore our history and reflect the values of our diverse community. Guided by civic engagement, we provide unique, high-quality local, national and international programming, and digital content that educates, inspires and engages. Vision: Rhode Island PBS strives to be the most trusted resource for life-long enrichment and alternative, quality entertainment, reflecting the values of our diverse community.

Ruling year info

1988

President

Mr. David W. Piccerelli

Main address

50 Park Lane

Providence, RI 02907 USA

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EIN

22-2859005

NTEE code info

Television (A32)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Public Television

Rhode Island PBS is the state’s most accessible learning resource. Committed to the principle of life-long learning and in response to the identified needs and interests of our viewers, the mission of Rhode Island PBS is to enhance the quality of life of the residents in our viewing area by delivering programs and services that educate, inform, enrich, inspire and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut, using the most advanced telecommunications technology available. The delivery of our mission is accomplished, predominately, using broadcast television. WSBE broadcasts twenty-four hours daily, 365 days a year on three channels 36.1 WSBE Rhode Island PBS, 36.2 WSBE Learn and 36.3 V-Me (an all spanish speaking non-commercial channel). In addition, WSBE’s services the local cable companies with broadcasts for all three channels. Our daily program content reaches audiences of all ages beginning with children at the preschool level.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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Multi-Platform Community Engagement Project

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Public Television

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training workshops

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Public Television

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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RHODE ISLAND PBS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Laverty

Rhode Island PBS Foundation

Term: 2021 - 2023

Kas R. DeCarvalho

David Laverty

David W. Piccerelli

Dante Bellini

Denise Parent

Gary Glassman

Pablo Rodgiguez, MD

Merrill Sherman

Rajani Mahadevan

Nick Denice

Melissa Cummings

Bari Harlam

Barbara Haynes

Amanda McMullen

Dominique Alfandre

Kamilah A'Vant

Erik Carleton

David Fontes

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/7/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability