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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media

Enriching the mind and nourishing the spirit

four stars

91.12

480 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101
tel: (800) 228-7123   Web Site
EIN: 41-0953924

Board Leadership
Mary Brainerd
Chair

CEO
Jon McTaggart
Program Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.12 four stars
  Financial 87.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1967, Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MPR | APM) works to enrich the mind and nourish the spirit, thereby assisting our audiences to enhance their lives, expand perspectives and strengthen their communities. MPR is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, Internet and face-to-face audiences. MPR provides three services - News and Information Service, Classical Music Service and The Current - operating a 45-station regional radio network and serving a regional population of five million people. APM is the nation's second-largest producer of public radio programs, reaching 18 million listeners each week through more than 900 radio stations nationwide. National programs include A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, The Splendid Table®, Performance Today®, Dinner Party Download®, Wits™, American RadioWorks® and others.

Founded in 1967, Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MPR | APM) works to enrich the mind and nourish the spirit, thereby assisting our audiences to enhance their lives, expand perspectives and strengthen their communities. MPR is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, Internet and face-to-face audiences. MPR provides three services - News and Information Service, Classical Music Service and The Current - operating a 45-station regional radio network and serving a regional population of five million people. APM is the nation's second-largest producer of public radio programs, reaching 18 million listeners each week through more than 900 radio stations nationwide. National programs include A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, The Splendid Table®, Performance Today®, Dinner Party Download®, Wits™, American RadioWorks® and others.

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Financial

three stars

87.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 91.12 four stars
American Documentary (NY) 89.53 three stars
CET (OH) 86.76 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.37 three stars
StoryCorps (NY) 94.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,495,804
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $15,773,477
   Fundraising Events $323,295
   Related Organizations $8,805,412
   Government Grants $4,665,680
Total Contributions $72,063,668
   Program Service Revenue $29,102,121
Total Primary Revenue $101,165,789
   Other Revenue $5,438,083
TOTAL REVENUE $106,603,872
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $82,653,981
   Administrative Expenses $14,650,022
   Fundraising Expenses $12,569,766
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $109,873,769
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,269,897
   
Net Assets $111,371,484

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Broadcasting $82,653,981 100.0%

Ratings History
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.12 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 92.68 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.32 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.73 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.29 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.23 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 92.10 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.22 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.24 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.89 four stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 89.62 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 92.18 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 92.29 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 89.89 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 89.76 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 92.11 four stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 89.61 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 84.63 three stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 85.54 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 41-0953924
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Jon Mctaggart President, CEO $690,020
Other Salaries of Note
$399,874 0.36% Timothy Roesler Senior VP, Business Development --
$377,660 0.34% Kai Ryssdal Host, Marketplace --
$341,598 0.31% Randi Yoder Senior VP, Development --
$339,320 0.30% David Brancaccio Host, MMR --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 91.12 four stars
CET (OH) 86.76 three stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.63 three stars
StoryCorps (NY) 94.93 four stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 92.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media
480 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
tel: (800) 228-7123
EIN: 41-0953924

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Board Leadership

Mary Brainerd
Chair

CEO

Jon McTaggart
Program Director

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