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.

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$661,844 0.29% Mohn Jarl 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

Howard Wollner
Chair

CEO

Jarl Mohn
President, CEO