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 monthly gift that you can pay in a convenient, ongoing way. Each month, we will charge your credit or debit card or withdrawal from your checking account the amount you specify. Your Sustaining Membership will automatically continue 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 that we can rely on, so you can continue to rely on American Public Media.

Planned Giving

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

Foundation and Corporate Support

With millions of 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:

The Ahmanson Foundation
American Realty Advisors
The Angell Foundation
Annenberg Foundation
Laura and John Arnold Donor Advised Fund
Arts Midwest
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA
The Atlas Family Foundation
Augustine Foundation
L.A. Partnership for Early Childhood Investment/Baby Futures Fund
Bank of America
Edward R. Bazinet Charitable Foundation
The James Ford Bell Foundation
Bermudez Projects
Blandin Foundation
Boss Foundation
Braman & Associates Inc.
California Community Foundation
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation
Capital Group
Cardenas Markets
The Cargill Foundation
Carlson Family Foundation
The Carolyn Foundation
Johnny Carson Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Aaron Copland Fund for Music
The Cygnet Foundation
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation
Ecolab Foundation
Edison International
Emerson Process Management – Rosemount Inc.
Ford Foundation
Sidney E. Frank Foundation
General Mills Foundation
The George Family Foundation
Giant Panda Management
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Goldhirsh Foundation
S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund
Hartz Foundation
The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Horton Holding Inc.
IDS Real Estate Group
Interstate Parking
The Investigative News Network Innovation Fund, on behalf of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation
The Kendeda Fund
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Kraus-Anderson Insurance
The Kresge Foundation
L.E. Waters Construction
Henry Luce Foundation
Lumina Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Marisla Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
Mei Hu Chu Foundation
Kenneth & Harle Montgomery Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors
The Mosaic Company Foundation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Newman’s Own Foundation
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
The Osprey Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation
Pacific Rim Printers & Mailers
Park Century School
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Pentair Foundation
Phyllis S. Poehler / Walter E. Stremel Charitable Trust
Partners in Preservation
Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation
QueensCare Charitable Division
Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation, Inc.
Red Wing Shoe Company Foundation
Margaret Rivers Fund
The Rose Hills Foundation
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Roth Family Foundation
Second Harvest Heartland
Securian Foundation
SHAPCO Printing Inc.
Sit Investment Associates Foundation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Southern California Gas Company
Spencer Foundation
Squid & Squash Foundation
Starr Foundation
Sugimoto Family Foundation
Tennant Foundation
Thomson Reuters
Tikun Olam Foundation
Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
University of Southern California
U.S. Bank Foundation
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Valspar Foundation
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Foundation – Minnesota
Wenger Foundation
WHH Foundation

Government Support

Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Minnesota Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Historical Publications and Records Commission