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Skoll Partner

National Public Radio

Academic Institution, Individual Investor/Donor, Investment/Asset Management, Media Company, Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization, Professional/Industry Association


NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, music and entertainment programming. An independent, not-for-profit media organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 34 million listeners each week in partnership with more than 1000 locally owned and operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. In addition to original content and streaming audio, provides access to downloadable multi-media features including video and photojournalism, for audiences to explore, learn and share information.

Skoll Partnership

The partnership between NPR and Skoll Foundation aims to expand coverage of social entrepreneurs with compelling solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. In 2010, NPR launched its first social entrepreneur stories with the series “Social Entrepreneurs: Taking on World Problems” and has continued integrating coverage of social entrepreneurship throughout its reporting, sharing the personal stories of individuals tackling and making a mark on significant world issues. NPR’s Audience Insight team has fielded numerous audience surveys regarding listeners’ understanding of and perceptions about social entrepreneurs, which have helped the Foundation further refine its outreach strategies.


Issue Areas: Arresting Deforestation · Clean Energy · Clean Water · Early Childhood to Primary Education · Economic Opportunity · Education · Financial Services · Health · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Ocean Ecosystems · Peace · Peace and Human Rights · Post-Secondary Education · Responsible Supply Chains · Secondary Education · Standards · Water Management · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills