Grantee Profile

National Public Radio

Grants to National Public Radio

  • $4,000,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.

  • $3,000,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.

  • $9,579,708Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations and the Innovation Fund (over 10 years).

  • $300,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support international reporting.

  • $400,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For expanded news coverage on the U.S. campaign against terrorism.

  • $268,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the Innovation Fund (over three years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For coverage of education issues (over two years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations.

  • $900,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support international reporting (over three years).

  • $1,300,000Active Strategy

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Public Radio $20,947,708 between 1978 and 2016.

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