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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media

Enriching the mind and nourishing the spirit

92.23

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

Board Leadership
Jim Dwyer
Chair

CEO
Duchesne Drew
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.23
  Financial 89.02
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

89.02

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.23
Center for Asian American Media (CA) 94.34
Brave New Films (CA) 86.55
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 86.94
StoryCorps (NY) 90.99

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,296,693
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $26,388,592
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $10,079,613
   Government Grants $9,117,752
Total Contributions $84,882,650
   Program Service Revenue $24,759,511
Total Primary Revenue $109,642,161
   Other Revenue $2,462,917
TOTAL REVENUE $112,105,078
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $86,743,772
   Administrative Expenses $13,673,901
   Fundraising Expenses $13,586,930
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $114,004,603
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,899,525
   
Net Assets $112,765,216

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 $86,743,772 100.0%

Ratings History
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 92.23
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.12
2017-06 02/01/2019 92.68
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.32
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.73
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.29
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.23
2013-06 10/01/2014 92.10
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.22
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.24
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.41
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.89
2008-06 12/01/2009 89.62
2007-06 03/01/2009 92.18
2006-06 05/01/2008 92.29
2005-06 09/01/2006 89.89
2004-06 10/01/2005 89.76
2003-06 06/01/2004 92.11
2002-06 11/01/2003 89.61
2001-06 10/15/2002 84.63

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 $710,214
Other Salaries of Note
$404,888 0.35% Timothy Roesler Senior VP, Business Development --
$400,004 0.35% Kai Ryssdal Host, Marketplace --
$395,439 0.34% Sheri Ettinger Senior National Account Executive --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 92.23
Brave New Films (CA) 86.55
WNET (NY) 94.20
StoryCorps (NY) 90.99
CET (OH) 85.86

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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

Jim Dwyer
Chair

CEO

Duchesne Drew
President

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