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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

NPR

Creating a more informed public

three stars

84.50

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 84.50 three stars
  Financial 78.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

78.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 62.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NPR (DC) 84.50 three stars
Brave New Films (CA) 88.59 three stars
From the Top (MA) 89.39 three stars
Free to Choose Network (PA) 90.80 four stars
American Documentary (NY) 92.02 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $54,398,892
   Federated Campaigns $632,192
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $25,050,234
   Government Grants $65,000
Total Contributions $80,146,318
   Program Service Revenue $107,943,351
Total Primary Revenue $188,089,669
   Other Revenue $8,441,331
TOTAL REVENUE $196,531,000
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $163,288,901
   Administrative Expenses $25,881,442
   Fundraising Expenses $13,749,013
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $202,919,356
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,388,356
   
Net Assets $127,525,519

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 $146,859,563 89.9%
Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) $14,014,076 8.6%
Member Partnership Department $1,444,875 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$229,969 0.11% Jarl Mohn President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$540,420 0.26% Wilson Kinsey Chief Content Officer
$398,879 0.19% Scott Simon Senior Host
$394,110 0.19% Renee Montagne Senior Host, Morning Edition
$381,448 0.18% Steven A. Inskeep Senior Host, Morning Edition

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
NPR (DC) 84.50 three stars
THIRTEEN (NY) 85.04 three stars
Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media (MN) 90.73 four stars
Brave New Films (CA) 88.59 three stars
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (AK) 85.85 three stars

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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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