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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

92.68

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 92.68 four stars
  Financial 89.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

89.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.68 four stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.62 three stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 90.10 four stars
KVIE (CA) 86.34 three stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 90.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $44,286,868
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $23,772,403
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $8,791,074
   Government Grants $8,809,151
Total Contributions $85,659,496
   Program Service Revenue $22,238,348
Total Primary Revenue $107,897,844
   Other Revenue $1,533,696
TOTAL REVENUE $109,431,540
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $73,315,646
   Administrative Expenses $13,341,788
   Fundraising Expenses $11,465,793
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $98,123,227
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,308,313
   
Net Assets $117,325,097

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 $73,315,646 100.0%

Ratings History
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Jon Mctaggart President, CEO $654,607
Other Salaries of Note
$254,506 0.25% Nicholas Kereakos Senior Vice President, Regional --
$252,729 0.25% Deborah Clark Senior Vice President, General Manager --
$249,969 0.25% Nancy Ison Executive Director --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.68 four stars
KVIE (CA) 86.34 three stars
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 90.39 four stars
From the Top (MA) 86.68 three stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 90.10 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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