financials

  • How CPB distributed its funds in Fiscal Year 2011

    Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Affiliate, Combined Statements of Activities, Years Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010

    Total expenses: $496.2 million ?

    General-purpose grants to public broadcasting stations and grants to producers for programs made up more than three-quarters of all funds distributed by CPB. Its overhead costs were only about 4 percent of its total spending.

    •   Community service grants to public broadcasting stations

      $278,903,411

    •   Program services: TV, Radio, and Ready To Learn

      $124,586,044

    •   Digital & interconnection

      $46,741,726

    •   Other system support

      $24,895,777

      e.g., copyright royalty payments, research and technology development

    •   CPB corporate administration and other expenses

      $21,037,403

  • How public television is funded

    Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Revenue, annual report

    Where public television got its funding, Fiscal Years 2002–2010

    Funding for public television comes in roughly equal parts from government (at all levels) and the private sector.

    •   Governments (federal, state & local)
    •   Private-sector sources
  • How public radio is funded

    Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Revenue, annual report

    Where public radio got its funding, Fiscal Years 2002–2010

    For public radio, a much greater share comes from the private sector, but government still provides about one-quarter of the total.

    •   Governments (federal, state & local)
    •   Private-sector sources