Individual Giving NPR and NPR Member stations rely on and are thankful for the support of many individuals across the country who care about the news and programming we provide.

Individual Giving

NPR and NPR Member stations are thankful for the support they receive from the many people across the country who count on and care about the news and programming we provide. Gifts of any size from our growing audience on-air and online help both NPR and Member stations fulfill our shared mission to create a more informed public.

How to Give to Your Member Station
The work of local NPR Member stations is central to the far-reaching impact of public radio. They share our mission to create a more informed public, one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. Member stations are community institutions, providing their listeners with important local news, information, and cultural programming. They are a unique and vital asset to the communities they serve, and a valuable editorial resource to NPR. Together, NPR and Member stations are reaching an audience of millions each week — but not without your generous support.

Click here to find and support your local Member station.

How to Give to NPR
NPR gratefully accepts contributions of both general and designated support. General support provides invaluable assistance where it is needed most. Gifts may also be designated to a specific and meaningful area of interest such as coverage of international news, science, arts and culture, NPR Music, etc.

Ways to Give
With a Credit Card
You can make a gift to NPR with your credit card by using this secure form. You may also contact Gift Processing directly at or 202-513-2082.

With a Check
Send a check made payable to NPR to our secure bank Post Office box. Mail check donations to:
P.O. Box 791490
Baltimore, MD 21279-1490

With a Wire Transfer
For more information on how to make a wire transfer contribution, please contact NPR Gift Processing at or 202-513-2082.

With a Gift of Stock
If you'd like to make a gift by transferring stock or other securities, please ask your stock broker to follow the steps below. Please contact NPR Gift Processing at to notify us of your gift. Include donor name, phone number, name of stock and number of shares.

Send electronic certificates to:
NPR Tax ID# 52-0907625
The Northern Trust Company/Chicago
Account Name: National Public Radio
DTC #2669
For further credit to: 44-75814
Ref: Donor's Name

Send physical certificates to:
ATTN: Assistant Treasurer Finance Division
1111 North Capitol St., NE
Washington, DC 20002

Estate Planning
Some donors elect to ensure the vitality of NPR far into the future by including NPR in their estate planning. These donors make a valuable contribution to supporting the mission of NPR and our Member stations while reaping the benefits of federal and state tax laws that may allow reduction of income, lower gift and estate taxes, or provide additional income during the donor's lifetime.

Learn more about making a planned gift to NPR here.
You can also get more information on planned giving on the local level by searching for your Member station.

Employer Gift Matching
Many employers offer matching gift programs that can double or even triple a donation's value. Check with your company to see if they will match your gift to NPR.

Combined Federal Campaign
Employees of the U.S Government can also support NPR through the Combined Federal Campaign, which actively promotes and supports philanthropy among federal civilian, postal and military donors.


Contact NPR's Development team at or (202) 513-2082 to learn more about supporting NPR and its Member stations.

For more information about planned giving, please contact NPR's Office of Planned Giving at or (202) 513-2097.

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Donor Privacy Statement
NPR generally doesn't disclose information about its donors, except where permitted by the donor, required by law or government regulation, or as otherwise specified when we collect the information. We do publicly acknowledge donors above a certain level, unless a donor has requested anonymity, but do not include contact or other personal information about donors in our public listings of donors. In addition, we may share information about donors with Member stations that are associated with the donor on the NPR Services or that are local to the donor, unless the donor has requested anonymity. If you do not want us to share your name, contact information, or other information, including information about your donations to NPR, with Member stations, you can contact us any time. For more information, please see NPR's Privacy Policy. If you choose to donate to an NPR Member station through the NPR Services, your information may be collected directly by that Member station. In that case, the collection of your information is subject to that Member station's privacy policy.