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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page NPR
Websitehttp://www.npr.org/
Twitter usernameNPR
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPR

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee National Public Radio

Donor Total 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 28,938,443.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9,879,708.00 668,000.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 1,300,000.00 750,000.00 825,000.00 1,005,540.00 0.00 350,000.00 1,650,000.00 324,362.00 1,600,000.00 200,000.00 831,833.00 454,000.00
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 10,690,005.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 6,300,000.00 0.00 590,000.00 1,800,005.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 8,795,000.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 1,200,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 1,200,000.00 600,000.00 795,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 6,285,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Walton Family Foundation (filter this donee) 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 56,508,448.00 200,000.00 3,200,000.00 5,200,000.00 600,000.00 6,300,000.00 5,600,000.00 1,790,000.00 2,400,005.00 795,000.00 1,000,000.00 9,879,708.00 668,000.00 1,000,000.00 2,100,000.00 1,300,000.00 750,000.00 825,000.00 1,005,540.00 200,000.00 350,000.00 1,650,000.00 324,362.00 1,600,000.00 200,000.00 831,833.00 454,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (53 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Public Welfare Foundation200,000.002018Worker rightshttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/-- Support for coverage of workers' rights and other labor issues. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.
Hewlett Foundation1,200,000.002016-11-14Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-5/-- For General Operating Support.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2,000,000.002016-06-30Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide NPR with resources needed to sustain the vital journalism of NPR’s education and global health and development desks; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.002015-11-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-4/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.002015-11-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-4/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation4,000,000.002015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for unrestricted support of its project, NPR News. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation600,000.002014-11-17Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-3/-- For General Operating Support.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation4,500,000.002013-11-05Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to advance global health and development coverage. Advancing Global Health and Development Coverage, Reach, and Digital Innovation at NPR. Investment start date: 11/5/2013 to end date: 3/31/2016. Grantee name: National Public Radio, Inc.; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,800,000.002013-10-15Education/Education policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand NPR education coverage and broaden its audience’s engagement on the issue; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: North & Central America.
Hewlett Foundation1,200,000.002012-11-12Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-2/-- For General Operating Support.
MacArthur Foundation3,000,000.002012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support news and public affairs programs (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Walton Family Foundation1,400,000.002012--http://conservativetransparency.org/donor/walton-family-foundation--
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation590,000.002011-11-16Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support balanced, in-depth coverage of global health and development in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.002011-11-14Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.002011-11-14Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-1/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation600,000.002010-11-15Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1,800,005.002010-07-22Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support balanced, in-depth coverage of global health and development in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Hewlett Foundation795,000.002009-11-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.002003-10-20Populationhttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-bringing-more-international-perspectives-to-nprs-news-programming/-- For Bringing More International Perspectives To NPR's News Programming.
MacArthur Foundation9,579,708.002002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations and the Innovation Fund (over 10 years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation300,000.002002FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international reporting. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation400,000.002001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For expanded news coverage on the U.S. campaign against terrorism. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation268,000.002001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Innovation Fund (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Hewlett Foundation1,000,000.002000-10-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/national-public-radio-for-the-california-west-coast-production-center/-- For The California-West Coast Production Center.
MacArthur Foundation900,000.001999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international reporting (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.001999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.001999FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For coverage of education issues (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation1,300,000.001997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Innovation Fund, international coverage, and education coverage (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation600,000.001995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international reporting on peace and security issues (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation150,000.001995FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support education coverage. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation825,000.001994FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the Innovation Fund, which develops and establishes new programs and services (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.001993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support international news coverage and to establish a news bureau in Tokyo, Japan (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation5,540.001993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For improved design and increased circulation of the education newsletter "Talk of the Nation Notebook.". Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Nathan Cummings Foundation0.001993Arts/Creative Autonomy / Arts Advocacyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000159.html-- In support of a Cultural Desk within the News Division to cover stories relating to cultural pluralism and freedom of expression. (1992 award, $200,000/2 years).
Nathan Cummings Foundation200,000.001992Arts/Creative Autonomy / Arts Advocacyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000179.html-- A two year grant in support of a Cultural Desk within the News Division to cover stories relating to cultural pluralism and freedom of expression.
MacArthur Foundation200,000.001991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support coverage of the national elections. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation150,000.001991FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the education segment of "Talk of the Nation" and acquisition from independent sources and local stations of news and feature stories on education (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation1,200,000.001990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support expanded international news coverage, including an increase in the number of full-time foreign correspondents and the establishment of a second full-service news bureau in Moscow (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation450,000.001990FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support expanded coverage of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation324,362.001989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support defense policy coverage and national and international reporting. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation1,500,000.001988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support general program development and to establish an internal Innovation Fund (over six years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation100,000.001988FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a full-time education beat (over three years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.001987FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For coverage of the 1988 election. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation572,910.001986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For coverage of defense and security policy issues (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation258,923.001986FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For expanded and enhanced reporting about education. Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation254,000.001985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To produce a series on defense and security issues for the two daily news magazines and for "Weekend Edition.". Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
MacArthur Foundation200,000.001985FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the operating budget during the implementation of the five-year business plan (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected cities: Washington, D.C..
Knight Foundation1,500,000.00--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5389-- Grant period: 01/01/2012 - 01/01/2014; goal: To expand digital training of public radio journalists Related: see "How National Public Radio embraced digital" on Knight Blog. Earmark: NPR Digital Training for Journalists.
Knight Foundation250,000.00--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3713-- Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2006; goal: For a planning grant to enhance local news capacity. Earmark: National Public Radio.
Knight Foundation1,500,000.00--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4204-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 03/31/2010; goal: To help NPR move itself from a public radio company to a public media company NPR is the nation’s largest source of quality radio news. In 2005, Knight gave NPR a $250,000 planning grant to enhance local news capacity. That spurred the system to work with its member stations to devise a plan to set up local news “hubs” around the country, which it is now phasing in. But NPR’s news issues have become even more pressing. Though its on-air programs have grown in popularity this past decade to reach nearly 27 million listeners each week – a 40 percent increase over the past five years – the rate of growth is slowing. To add to its reach, NPR is making a major push in the area of digital technology. During this grant, about 600 NPR staff will be trained in its new audio production and content management system. Additionally, up to 40 NPR senior managers, leaders and training staff will learn how to transform the NPR newsroom for the digital future; and about 400 NPR reporters, producers, editors and other staff will have completed multimedia skills training. It’s expected that NPR staff will learn how to gain understanding of […]. Earmark: National Public Radio.
Knight Foundation1,000,000.00--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4627-- Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 12/31/2011; goal: To extend Knight Foundation's digital training of the NPR newsroom by creating 12 local news test sites linked to one another and to NPR. This grant is the test project of the creation of a new local reporting network This project will expand NPR’s reach to local news. The goal is for 12 test sites to become models for the 880 NPR stations across the country. Eventually, we hope each site becomes a local content expert and the linking of all sites with one another and that NPR national creates a new reporting network that focuses specifically on news of local interest. We expect that other NPR sites will join this network and that it becomes a new model for a national news network. It is hoped that NPR will become an authoritative source of local online news, convert a loyal radio following into a powerful, nationwide online network, and distribute public radio content widely across emerging media platforms. Earmark: National Public Radio.
Knight Foundation35,000.00--Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6895-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Changing how newsrooms measure and celebrate success by measuring the things that actually matter: Did people complete the story? What proportion shared it? Did we make them care?. Earmark: Carebot.
Knight Foundation2,000,000.00--Technology, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5818-- Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 02/28/2016; goal: To support the enhancement of NPR's on-demand digital listening platform for news and other public radio programming. NPR will significantly expand its capacity to deliver in-depth coverage of news and culture and reimagine the public radio experience for digital listening. This grant will both deepen and extend NPR’s coverage of key issues – education, global health and development, and race, ethnicity and culture – and fund NPR and six Member Stations – KPCC, KQED, MPR, WBUR, WHYY and WNYC – in the creation of a seamless local-national listening platform, helping deliver the work of NPR and stations to tens of millions of Americans everywhere they want it, in words, images and sound. (Originally 'Project Carbon', now 'NPR One'). Earmark: NPR One - On-demand digital listening platform.