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National Public Radio

Washington, D.C.

National Public Radio was awarded $29,938,443 between 1985 and 2020, including 28 grants in Journalism & Media, Digital Media & Learning, MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Human Rights.


2020 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

National Public Radio (NPR) was founded in 1970 and serves as a major source of news and cultural programs for more than 60 million Americans each week through its network of 260 local member stations and directly through its more than 50 podcasts and on It produces the podcasts Code Switch and Throughline, both of which explore current and historical events through a lens of racial justice. NPR also has launched a Race and Identity team to report about the ways in which race intersects with current issues. This award supports Code Switch, Throughline, and the Race and Identity team, including generating more public awareness of their reporting, supporting expansions of reporting capacity, and creating Code Switch and Throughline radio shows distributed via broadcast stations. The intended outcomes of this work are greater understanding by the U.S. public of how issues of racial inequity and racial justice intersect with current events and social issues.


2015 • 5 years • Journalism & Media

National Public Radio (NPR) operates the largest nonprofit news and culture radio network in the United States. NPR News offers rigorously reported, up-to-the minute information on the news of the day, as well as in-depth investigative and explanatory features on important topics, including Education, Science and Health. As modes of consuming news and media continue to change, NPR News increasingly produces interactive stories for the web, as well as via mobile apps, podcasts, and social media. NPR is building its collaboration infrastructure in order to strengthen and connect the newsrooms at its local Member Stations, while also building strategies to increase audience size, diversity, and engagement.


2012 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

National Public Radio (NPR) produces and broadcasts daily news programs on-air and online, which examine issues affecting communities, the nation, and the world. NPR’s mission is to create a more informed citizenry, providing listeners with a deeper understanding of events, ideas, and cultures. Its flagship daily news programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, currently reach a weekly audience of 24 million Americans on 975 stations, and a digital audience of 20 million each month. This grant will support NPR’s news programs and initiatives to expand digital delivery and reach new audiences.


2002 • 10 years • Journalism & Media

In support of general operations and the Innovation Fund (over 10 years).


2002 • 1 year

To support international reporting.


2001 • 1 year

For expanded news coverage on the U.S. campaign against terrorism.


2001 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

To support the Innovation Fund (over three years).


1999 • 2 years • Digital Media & Learning

For coverage of education issues (over two years).


1999 • 3 years

To support international reporting (over three years).


1999 • 1 year 1 month • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

In support of general operations.


1997 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

To support the Innovation Fund, international coverage, and education coverage (over two years).


1995 • 2 years • Digital Media & Learning

To support education coverage.


1995 • 2 years • Human Rights

To support international reporting on peace and security issues (over two years).


1994 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

To support the Innovation Fund, which develops and establishes new programs and services (over three years).


1993 • 1 year

For improved design and increased circulation of the education newsletter "Talk of the Nation Notebook."


1993 • 1 year

To support international news coverage and to establish a news bureau in Tokyo, Japan (over two years).


1991 • 1 year

To support coverage of the national elections.


1991 • 1 year

To support the education segment of "Talk of the Nation" and acquisition from independent sources and local stations of news and feature stories on education (over two years).


1990 • 1 year

To support expanded international news coverage, including an increase in the number of full-time foreign correspondents and the establishment of a second full-service news bureau in Moscow (over two years).


1990 • 1 year

To support expanded coverage of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.


1989 • 1 year 1 month

To support defense policy coverage and national and international reporting.


1988 • 1 year 7 months

To support a full-time education beat (over three years).


1988 • 1 year 1 month

To support general program development and to establish an internal Innovation Fund (over six years).


1987 • 1 year

For coverage of the 1988 election.


1986 • 1 year

For coverage of defense and security policy issues (over two years).


1986 • 2 years 7 months

For expanded and enhanced reporting about education.


1985 • 1 year

To support the operating budget during the implementation of the five-year business plan (over two years).


1985 • 1 year

To produce a series on defense and security issues for the two daily news magazines and for "Weekend Edition."
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