Educational Institutions

Iowa Public Television Foundation

  • Johnston, IA
  • www.iptv.org

Mission Statement

Television programming, in all its forms, is the most powerful media of our time. As a part of our lives each day, it provides a lens through which we see our world. At its best, it gives us insight and inspiration, companionship, comfort, fulfillment, and growth. On behalf of all Iowans, Iowa Public Television uses the power of this and other forms of public service media to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire with noncommercial, unique, and trusted programs and services that engage individuals and communities across Iowa.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Archive Project
  3. Alive from the Redstone Room
Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

The state of Iowa

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer since 2001

Self-reported

Susan Moritz

Keywords

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Public Television

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Also Known As

Friends of Iowa Public Television

EIN

42-1169207

 Number

4164165592

Physical Address

6535 Corporate Drive

Johnston, IA 50131 6400

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Television (A32)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The numbers tell the story More than 2.2 million viewers a week watch IPTV Half a million educators and parents visit IPTV web sites every year Iowans pledged 1.5 million hours of service during Volunteer Iowa 250,000 - the cumulative number of children aged 2-11 who watch IPTV's kid programming everyday 65,000 households support our services through membership 99 -our service reaches all parts of Iowa's 99 counties 1 - that's how many media organizations can lay claim to numbers like these in Iowa - 1

Programs

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

Program 1

We will be a vital and important part of the lives of Iowans of all backgrounds, all generations, and all walks of life. We reach all of Iowa with our broadcast signal; similarly, our programs and services are aimed at all those who live here. We will provide our youngest residents with trusted quality children?s services that educate and entertain them, encouraging them to be part of a broader community. We will engage learners with interactive educational tools through early childhood programs, schools, and teachers, taking them on trips that enhance learning. We will be a key source of information about Iowa, a hub for civic discourse, a center for community engagement, and a leader in Iowa?s future.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Archive Project

Iowa Public Television holds a priceless and irreplaceable cultural, historic and journalistic treasure in the video and film archives of its productions. From then Vice President Spiro Agnew's legendary speech critical of the "instant analysis and querulous criticism" of television network news, Volume See's ''Berford" and "Big Bird"  (the public television ancestor of Sesame Street's 'Big Bird'), to Iowa appearances by every president since Richard Nixon, to legendary jazz and blues musical performances At The Maintenance Shop, Iowa Public Television's libraries are rich in one-of-a-kind history. To preserve this treasure and to make it usable for media applications of current and future generations, it is essential to convert this film and video content to a digital format, and to create catalogs and searchable indices in line with prevailing video archival standards, and securely store this content in an accessible manner for multiple digital delivery environments.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Program 3

Alive from the Redstone Room

Alive From The Redstone Room at the River Music Experience is a special project we would like to create as a series of programs featuring artists performing at the Redstone Room at Davenport’s River Music Experience. The series, tentatively entitled Alive From The Redstone Room would be a joint effort of Iowa Public Television, the River Music Experience and Iowa Public Radio and would feature 13-30 minute performances by 6 musical acts headlining at the Redstone Room in 2010. It would be available for prime time statewide public television and radio broadcast in the fall of 2010, with national public television distribution to follow.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$150,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

The state of Iowa

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Financials

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IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

Iowa Public Television Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Susan Moritz

BIO

Susan is an Iowa girl – her parents and brothers still farm near Blue Grass.   She attended the University of Iowa. She has worked in fundraising for more than twenty five years – first with the American Lung Association of Iowa, then with Wesley Retirement Services and now as President of the Iowa Public Television Foundation. 

Susan serves on and , last year, chaired the national Development Council for PBS. She served two terms on the international board of AFP and achieved ACFRE status in 1997, one of the first 25 people in the nation to do so. Susan served on and chaired the ACFRE Board for AFP.

She was just reelected to her fourth term on the West Des Moines Board of Education.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Iowa Public Television’s Values The people who work at Iowa Public Television — staff and volunteers — share the following beliefs.We believe that: As broadcasters and educators, we hold a public trust with the people of Iowa. Television can be a force for good, and we will exercise its use with integrity. Public television should be available to everyone in the state. Our programs impact viewers' lives, and the worth of the programs is determined by their use, their quality, and the service they provide to their viewers. The people who make public television and the people who watch it will be treated with dignity and respect."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Stanton

Stanton and Sorenson

Term: July 2009 - June 2011

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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