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Supporting NPR's Member Stations
Local membership and community support are the life blood of the hundreds of NPR Member stations nation-wide. With the support of millions of listener donors, member stations provide the rich, local journalism, and cultural programming needed by their communities.

NPR thanks everyone who has called in during a pledge drive, made a gift online or entertained a request for a capital campaign commitment for a member station. You ensure the vibrancy of public radio. For more information on how to support your local station, click here.

Supporting NPR
Through the NPR Foundation, donors who value NPR are able to support NPR's long-term financial health and help us fulfill our mission "to create a more informed public - one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding of events, ideas, and cultures."

Approximately half of NPR's annual operating revenue is contributed from the private sector, primarily from corporations and foundations. NPR receives no direct support from the federal government; typically one to two percent of our annual budget comes from grants from government agencies, for which we must apply. The remaining half of our budget comes from member stations and the fees paid by stations to air our programming. More financial information is available in NPR's most recent financial statements, based upon annual audits.

The Joan Kroc Legacy Society
The Joan Kroc Legacy Society helps build NPR's Endowment Fund for Excellence through the gifts of those who include NPR in their estate planning. Donors can make a valuable contribution while taking advantage of federal and state tax laws that may allow reduction of income taxes, lower gift and estate taxes, or provide income during the donor's lifetime.

Some of the possibilities include a bequest through a will or trust; naming NPR the beneficiary of an insurance policy or retirement plan; a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust; and a pooled income fund.

For more information about planned giving, including bequests and annuities, please contact Dorothy DuBois, Coordinator, Development Resources, at 202.513.2097 or

Ways to Give to the NPR Foundation

Donate Via Check
To make a cash donation via check, please send the check made payable to NPR directly to our secure bank post office box. Your gift will be credited automatically to the NPR Foundation. The address is:
NPR Foundation
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Washington DC 20042-6054

Donate Via Credit Card
To make a gift using a credit card, please contact Gift Processing at 202.513.2082. Your gift will be credited automatically to the NPR Foundation.

Donate Via Stock
To make a gift transferring stock or other securities, please provide the following information to your stock broker and ask that he/she follow the steps below. Your gift will be credited automatically to the NPR Foundation.

For electronic delivery, please send to:

NPR Foundation Tax ID# 52-1795789
DTC # 0226
NFSC/fbo SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Account Number: MA2000930
Account Name: NPR Foundation

To send physical certificates or for questions:

NPR Foundation
ATTN: Assistant Treasurer
Finance Division
635 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001-3753

If you have any questions regarding a gift to NPR, please contact Gift Processing at 202.513.2082.

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