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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

NPR

Creating a more informed public

three stars

84.25

1111 North Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 513-2000   Web Site
EIN: 52-0907625

Board Leadership
Howard Wollner
Chair

CEO
Jarl Mohn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.25 three stars
  Financial 78.10 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly. NPR Member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. NPR produces and distributes more than 100 hours of original programming each week, and local NPR stations also broadcast many programs which are produced by stations and other radio networks.

Founded in 1970, NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly. NPR Member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. NPR produces and distributes more than 100 hours of original programming each week, and local NPR stations also broadcast many programs which are produced by stations and other radio networks.

Financial

two stars

78.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NPR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by NPR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NPR (DC) 84.25 three stars
American Documentary (NY) 89.53 three stars
Public Radio International (MN) 85.20 three stars
KVIE (CA) 86.34 three stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $67,020,515
   Federated Campaigns $575,566
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $17,503,747
   Government Grants $156,647
Total Contributions $85,256,475
   Program Service Revenue $131,341,660
Total Primary Revenue $216,598,135
   Other Revenue $6,773,936
TOTAL REVENUE $223,372,071
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $161,161,131
   Administrative Expenses $42,286,914
   Fundraising Expenses $19,462,022
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $222,910,067
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $462,004
   
Net Assets $126,003,789

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
News and Information $145,058,822 90.0%
Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) $13,647,875 8.5%
Member Partnership Department $1,347,902 0.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 84.25 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 80.66 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 84.50 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.75 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 87.50 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 86.22 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 96.86 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 92.40 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 94.58 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 85.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 91.13 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 86.80 three stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 91.12 four stars
2006-09 07/01/2008 89.30 three stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 91.08 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 89.79 three stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 90.22 four stars
2002-09 02/01/2004 87.77 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 52-0907625
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INC
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
(120) Publishing 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 June, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$661,844 0.29% Mohn Jarl President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NPR (DC) 84.25 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 87.62 three stars
StoryCorps (NY) 94.93 four stars
WNET (NY) 90.33 four stars
Brave New Films (CA) 86.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

NPR
1111 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 513-2000
EIN: 52-0907625

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Board Leadership

Howard Wollner
Chair

CEO

Jarl Mohn
President, CEO

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