Support valuable, distinctive programming

We are gratified by the extraordinary generosity of the many members, donors and funders who support APM’s myriad public radio services. That philanthropic support forms the foundation for all we do. Be it locally produced journalism, in-depth documentaries or live music recordings, the original programming and digital content we create requires significant time, expertise and resources.

As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, American Public Media relies on gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations to help us fulfill our public service mission. Donors and funders are our most important source of financial support to bring you the news, music and cultural programming you love.

Meet our Major Gifts and Institutional Giving teams

Individual support

By contributing to American Public Media, you support our on-air programming and distribution directly to listeners. Individual gifts to APM programs are an important part of our financial health, and the quality of our programming. Unless otherwise specified, gifts to shows are unrestricted and support the operations of American Public Media.

Sustaining Memberships

A Sustaining Membership is an unrestricted annual gift that you can pay in a convenient, ongoing way. Each month, we will charge your credit or debit card, or initiate a withdrawal from your checking account, in the amount you specify. Your Sustaining Membership will automatically renew each year unless you choose to cancel or change it. You can increase, decrease or stop your donation at any time by calling us at 800-228-7123. Sustainers are crucial to providing an ongoing base of community support.

Planned Giving

Explore opportunities to support the future of public media with a Planned Gift.

Foundation and Corporate Support

With 19 million listeners nationwide, we rely on foundation and corporate support in order to inform, enrich and inspire people with our trusted and distinctive programming. There are many opportunities for foundations to support American Public Media, whether it’s through designated programming support or vital operating grants.

Contact us to learn more about corporate and foundation giving.

We appreciate the generosity of the many corporate and foundation donors who support Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media and Southern California Public Radio.
Thank you!

Current Institutional Supporters:

3M Foundation
The Ahmanson Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
John and Laura Arnold Donor Advised Fund
Arts Midwest
The Atlas Family Foundation
Augustine Foundation
Baby Futures Fund
Blandin Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
The Cargill Foundation
Carlson Family Foundation
The Carolyn Foundation
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation
Ecolab Foundation
Edison International
Ford Foundation
Sidney E. Frank Foundation
General Mills Foundation
S.L. Gimbel Foundation Advised Fund at the Community Foundation
The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
The Hearst Foundations
The Investigative News Network Innovation Fund, on behalf of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
W.M. Keck Foundation
The Kendeda Fund
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
Lumina Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Mosaic Company Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Orange County Community Foundation
The Osprey Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Pentair Foundation
Phyllis S. Poehler / Walter E. Stremel Charitable Trust
The Rose Hills Foundation
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Roth Family Foundation
Securian Foundation
Spencer Foundation
The Starr Foundation
Target Foundation
Thomson Reuters
U.S. Bank Foundation
Valspar Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation – Minnesota

Government Support

City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Minnesota Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Cultural and Historic Preservation
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Historical Publications and Records Commission