Grantee Profile

American Public Media

Grants to American Public Media

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Journalism & Media

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — American Public Media is the largest owner and operator of public radio stations, with 50 stations across the United States. American Public Media produces the public media programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace Tech, and produces digital content for Marketplace.org. Through these platforms, Marketplace provides daily news and in-depth analysis about the increasingly complex global economic issues shaping the lives and future of Americans. Marketplace conducts thorough, ongoing reportage on a series of beats including Sustainability, Education, Health Care, and Wealth and Poverty, while also aiming to identify new beats about topics most likely to resonate with younger and more ethnically diverse audiences. Marketplace is incorporating new storytelling approaches into a more responsive multimedia production cycle, and developing media partnerships to reach new audiences.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — Marketplace is a daily news program that provides timely and essential information and analysis about financial and economic topics in a way that is accessible and relevant to people’s lives. It is a program of American Public Media, the second largest producer and distributor of programming for public radio stations. Marketplace reaches millions of listeners each week on public radio, the Internet and through mobile devices, and is the most listened-to news program on business and the economy.

  • $30,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — “The Civil Conversations Project,” designed by American Public Media’s On Being, and its host, Krista Tippett, is designed to model serious, productive, cross-partisan dialogue within a media environment of intense polarization. These conversations, held in front of a live audience and then broadcast and podcast, engage individuals who are identified as “bridge” people, who can cross partisan divides. This grant will support a conversation to be held at the Brookings Institution in early October on a bipartisan approach to deficit reduction. It will feature Krista Tippett in conversation with Alice Rivlin and Senator Pete Domenici.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — Marketplace is a multi-platform set of business and economic programs dedicated to making finance, business and the global economy readily understandable. Marketplace consists of five radio programs, Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Money, Marketplace Tech Report and Marketplace Index, a website (Marketplace.org) and a significant new media presence. Marketplace is produced by American Public Media, the nation’s second largest producer and distributor of public radio programming and the largest owner and operator of public radio stations in the nation.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — In support of the business news program, Marketplace (over two years).

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — In support of an expansion of the Public Insight Journalism project (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded American Public Media $2,780,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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