Grantee Profile

National Public Radio

Grants to National Public Radio

  • $3,000,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    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.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Public Radio $3,000,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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