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CPB is a nonprofit corporation founded by the American people to oversee their continuing investment in the programs, services and infrastructure of the finest public media service in the world.

CPB makes it possible for public radio and television stations, all of which are owned and operated locally, to serve their communities with acclaimed content and invaluable services that educate, inform, inspire and entertain.

This report is an accounting of every public dollar invested through CPB in our nation’s public service media during Fiscal Year 2014, as well as every program and service made available on air and online as a return on that investment.

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Programs & Related Projects

How did CPB distribute its funds in Fiscal Year 2014?
How is public television funded?
How is public radio funded?
What grants & allocations did CPB award?
How did CPB distribute its funds in Fiscal Year 2013?
How is public television funded?
  Private-sector sources
  Governments (federal, state & local)
  • $0 B
  • $0.5 B
  • $1 B
  • $1.5 B
 
 
2004
 
 
2005
 
 
2006
 
 
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2008
 
 
2009
 
 
2010
 
 
2011
 
 
2012
 
 
2013
Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Revenue, annual report

Where Public Television Stations Got Their Funding, Fiscal Years 2004–2013

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

How is public radio funded?
  Private-sector sources
  Governments (federal, state & local)
  • $0 B
  • $0.5 B
  • $1 B
 
 
2004
 
 
2005
 
 
2006
 
 
2007
 
 
2008
 
 
2009
 
 
2010
 
 
2011
 
 
2012
 
 
2013
Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Revenue, annual report

Where Public Radio Stations Got Their Funding, Fiscal Years 2004–2013

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

What grants & allocations did CPB award?