Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

NPR

Creating a more informed public

three stars

80.13

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

Board Leadership
Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
Chair

CEO
John Lansing
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.13 three stars
  Financial 72.19 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

two stars

72.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
68.0%
  Administrative Expenses 24.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 62.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $79,957,800
   Federated Campaigns $517,245
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $16,555,689
   Government Grants $110,000
Total Contributions $97,140,734
   Program Service Revenue $142,185,731
Total Primary Revenue $239,326,465
   Other Revenue $12,634,198
TOTAL REVENUE $251,960,663
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $157,067,495
   Administrative Expenses $73,579,051
   Fundraising Expenses $13,217,165
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $243,863,711
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,096,952
   
Net Assets $132,932,283

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$646,129 0.26% Jarl Mohn President, CEO

Mission

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.

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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

Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
Chair

CEO

John Lansing
President, CEO