Choose your own Adventure | PRX Annual Report 2023

Your journey with PRX this year may have been as a Listener, a Creator, or as part of our partnership Network. Each entry point showcases a different side of our organization — but all are part of the same human-centered, nonprofit media story.

At PRX, the choices we make help tell an ever-changing story about the audio ecosystem. We invite you to choose your own adventure and explore the last year at PRX by scrolling through a handful of the journeys we've taken below.

As one of the world’s top podcast publishers and public radio distributors, PRX is shaping the future of audio: Thank you for joining us in charting that path.

PRX reaches a weekly audience of 6.8 million on air and online

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PRX sees nearly 60 million monthly downloads across our distributed podcasts.

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PRX public radio programming airs on more than 1,000 stations worldwide.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

A few years ago, I was asked how I got into nonprofit work. I heard myself say it always starts with rebellion, followed by dissatisfaction, which gives way to hope. Hope is one of those things that can link our past, present, and our future.

In 2003, PRX was founded with a vision to revolutionize the way we create, distribute, and consume audio content. We set out on this journey with a few pioneers who dared to dream big, and with the support and dedication of our ever-growing community of creators, producers, listeners, and supporters, we have transformed that dream into a reality.

Over the past year, PRX has paved the way for:

  • Diverse and Impactful Content. We have been at the forefront of curating and distributing diverse, thought-provoking, and entertaining content that has captivated audiences around the world.
  • Impactful Partnerships. We believe that the return on relationships is often greater than the return on investments. We have partnered with the best in our field and we champion their success on their own terms.
  • Training and Content Development Initiatives. Our commitment to generously sharing our knowledge has empowered aspiring creators and enriched the media landscape by nurturing the next generation of talent.
  • Influence on Public Media. PRX has played a pivotal role in reshaping public media by embracing new technologies, distribution methods, and content formats. Our impact extends beyond our own organization, influencing the broader media landscape.

As we reflect on the last year, we are not only celebrating our recent accomplishments, but also looking forward to a new year filled with innovation, growth, and opportunities. The media landscape continues to evolve, and we are committed to leading the way, ensuring that public media remains a powerful and relevant force.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to all of you — our network partners, creators, and listeners — for your unwavering commitment to PRX. Without your support and creativity, none of these achievements would have been possible.

Thank you for choosing to journey with us this year and for your support of the transformative stories yet to be told.

Warmest regards,

— Kerri Hoffman, CEO
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To navigate the report, scroll through the paths below or click through highlights in the menu.

Listener Lounge

Choosing the Voices of The World

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As the premier international news program for public radio, The World from PRX and GBH takes listeners around the globe every weekday.

This year, some of The World's top stories focused on the far-reaching impacts of the war in Ukraine and the hunt for solutions to living on an ever-warming planet. Our journalists explained how migration policies create challenges to accessing education, and explored the intersection of religion and nationalism in countries around the globe. From vast disruption to burgeoning resilience, The World captures the stories of the people living the news.

“In our reports we try to take listeners to the center of the story, where events are unfolding. I've reported from the Russia-Ukraine border just weeks before Russia's full-scale invasion. I visited a village near Bucha in the outskirts of Kyiv, where people were rebuilding their lives some months after Russian occupation.

This kind of reporting, which informs the public about one of the most important stories of our time, is impossible to deliver without proper resources.”

—Daniel Ofman, Correspondent for The World
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Supported by the efforts of PRX's Station Services team, The World airs on a record 376 public radio stations across the US and Canada — more than at any point previously in the program’s history.

“There is no other daily news program that I can listen to weeks or even months later and still be both engaged and informed because of the depth, breadth, and detail of the coverage. Thank you for your immensely humane, tirelessly inquisitive work in bringing global news to a global audience.”

—Daniel Z., The World Supporter

The World's dedicated reporting projects are generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Lumina Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Listener Lounge

Choosing Empathy with Ear Hustle

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From PRX's Radiotopia podcast network, Ear Hustle — the first podcast created and produced in prison — set its sights near and far over the past year.

Co-creators and hosts Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods headed to Norway in June of 2022 to attend the first International Prison Radio Conference and to learn how the country's “prison utopia” compares to experiences in California. This March, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to turn San Quentin — the facility at the center of the podcast — into a Norwegian-inspired rehabilitation center. Closer to home, Ear Hustle began a partnership with the California Institution for Women, incorporating the voices and unique experiences of incarcerated women into recent and upcoming seasons. Ear Hustle also celebrated the release of Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, who began serving as co-host from inside San Quentin State Prison in 2019. Thomas received clemency from Gov. Newsom and was paroled in February, continuing his work on the show from the outside.

Ear Hustle is life-changing. It's a precious gift. Thank you for not only bringing the very human (and humanizing) tales and experiences from the incarcerated (and those who've been released!), but for expanding my mind and enriching my life with every episode … every word. From the bottom of my heart … thank you.”

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“Earlonne and Nigel — your chemistry is amazing, and your empathy, insight, intelligence, and humor uplifting and inspiring. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to bringing this fantastic podcast to life!”

—Randi K., Ear Hustle Supporter

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Listener Lounge

Choosing Creative Freedom with Radiotopia

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Radiotopia from PRX — the first network of its kind for independent podcasts — was home to two of the most buzzed about podcasts of the last year.

“American Ivy” (a series on the origins of preppy clothes from Avery Trufelman's Articles of Interest) and Normal Gossip from Defector Media (a podcast diving into reader-submitted comedic gossip) caught the attention of listeners and praise in the press. These types of shows — where creators can follow their whims, ambitions, ideas, and dreams while maintaining their creative capital — define the spirit of Radiotopia.

“After listening to Articles of Interest, the Ivy show (which I loved!), I HAD to donate. Then, I realized how many Radiotopia shows I actually listen to! Crazy and, thank you. I am on the road with my job and it's amazing how much I learn about the world with my windshield time :-)”

—Sandi H., Radiotopia Supporter
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PRX also grew Radiotopia Presents — a platform for limited series where PRX serves as a launching pad for creators who are new to podcasting, and brings listeners a wide array of experiences diverse in sound, style, and content. Over the last year and a half, Radiotopia Presents featured “My Mother Made Me” from award-winning author Jason Reynolds, audio drama “a hit dog will holler,” and “Bot Love,” an exploration of AI companions.

“I am an artist who works from home and I listen to a variety of your podcasts every single day. I feel that I am not alone at home when I'm listening, I learn so much, I laugh, I cry. Thank you.”

—Cristina L., Radiotopia Supporter

The Radiotopia portfolio expanded with Mumbai Crime, an international fictional crime show set and recorded in India, and In the Scenes Behind Plain Sight, a spoofy rewatch pod from creators Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag. And well-loved shows hit new milestones: Song Exploder celebrated its 250th episode and the launch of Canción Exploder and Book Exploder, while The Kitchen Sisters Present reached 200 episodes and hosts Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva reflected on their careers as audio documentarians at the Library of Congress. Choosing your next podcast journey can be overwhelming — Radiotopia from PRX provides a curated platform that listeners and creators alike can trust to chart a compelling audio experience.

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Listener Lounge

Choosing to Support Public Media

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“I have been a diehard public radio supporter since graduating from college.”

“I tell people that I turned on public radio and never turned it off. What I found was a wealth of information, knowledge, music, and entertainment coming to me from one place on my radio dial. I was so excited to contribute to my first fundraising campaign! I got a bumper sticker, which I proudly displayed on my 1978 Honda Accord.

How I missed public radio when I moved to a small town in Italy. The first Gulf War started and Radio Free Europe was the only English language broadcast. CNN was new, and its television reports were overdubbed in Italian. I couldn’t even get an English language newspaper on a daily basis. Later, I lived in Hong Kong and visited as many countries in Asia as I could. Google was brand new then, but it was still hard to get the news I craved from home and other parts of the world.

When I moved back to the US, I turned on my radio and found The World. How refreshing to hear about the countries where I’d lived! No other news source follows international news like The World. Once you’ve lived extensively in other countries, your understanding and interest in global news is forever altered and heightened. PRX is also the home of some of my favorite shows: The Moth Radio Hour, This American Life, Reveal, TED Talks Daily.

Following the evolution of PRX as a provider of broadcast programs as well as a myriad of excellent podcasts has enriched my life. I can say without a doubt that attending PRX Ambassador Council events has always been a highlight of my year. Scintillating, engaging, and thought-provoking. I always come away with insights, new ideas, and a deeper understanding of the issues we face today.

And I know I will keep listening to the PRX podcast portfolio. Podcasts are the great new thing, afterall, but you will pry my public radio from my cold dead hands.”

— Katherine Harris, Ambassador Council Member

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Creator Highlights

Choosing Our Communities at PRX Podcast Garages

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This year, the PRX Podcast Garages in Boston and at KQED in San Francisco focused on building community with intentionality for audio creators of all experience levels.

In Boston, with major support from the Barr Foundation, we worked with partners in the local community to develop the Massachusetts Storytelling Collaborative — an initiative that centers storytelling as a tool for community change and problem-solving. Focused on the intersection of community engagement and audio storytelling, the collaborative brings together organizations to share key priorities, connect influential contacts, and provide needed resources to build networks strengthening the creative economy in greater Massachusetts.

“The PRX Podcast Garages are dedicated to being a catalyst for change and we have produced hundreds of programs that help public media sound like each of us. We support community and local engagement by being a resource for producers and journalists, as well as nonprofits and small business owners across sectors. We are focused on system change within the media industry.”

—Magdiela Matta, Community Manager at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston
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As live venues rebounded this year, we worked on reimagining what in-person activities look like for the Podcast Garages. As part of the Massachusetts Storytelling Collaborative, PRX hosted The Cookout, a live storytelling event with Aeronaut Allston. In December and April, the makers of “Going for Broke,” a special series from PRX's To the Best of Our Knowledge and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, connected with listeners for panel discussions in Boston and at KQED. In May, Hana Baba and Leila Day of The Stoop podcast met with Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment for a live taping on topics ranging from their journeys navigating the podcasting and media industries, to what it means to tell Black stories today. At our Maker Mingle workshop, we explored scoring for the iconic This American Life.

As studios, training facilities, and event spaces, the Garages are expanding capacity to help new creators break into audio — whether that be prepping new storytellers for a debut with The Moth or getting their stories aired on KQED. On both coasts, the PRX Podcast Garages hold space to connect, learn, and grow in audio.

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Creator Highlights

Choosing to Build an International Network

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This year, PRX expanded field-building work with a residency in Kenya.

Our Content Development (formerly Training) team headed to Nairobi for the inaugural Africa Media Festival in February, hosted by Baraza Media Lab. PRX held a Podcasting Hackathon with more than 40 media and technology professionals from across East Africa, where participants ideated and prototyped solutions to challenges facing podcasting, audio distribution, and accessibility in a regional context.

On the sidelines of the festival, PRX hosted a Pop-up Podcast Garage at Baraza, where attendees participated in live workshops from PRX and our partners, including Hana Baba and Leila Day — the producers behind Radiotopia’s The Stoop — and Johannesburg-based journalism and audio nonprofit Radio Workshop. The workshops covered topics, including audience-first podcast design, storytelling, and interview skills. In the evenings, PRX hosted live podcast tapings, panel discussions, and networking sessions for audio makers.

“When we say we can do a pop-up Garage anywhere, we want to mean what we say. There are so many other media markets around the world where PRX can engage with audio makers. We're breaking bread and shaking hands and meeting creators and getting people excited.”

—Toni Carlson, Project Manager, Content Development
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PRX is growing our international network. Our community partnership with Baraza Media Lab was sparked in 2022, when the PRX Training team facilitated the Africa Podcast Lab, a podcast development training program for health journalists, producers, and storytellers in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. This year in Nairobi, we built on existing and new relationships, listening and learning about nuances in the African media space and how PRX might support growing audio ecosystems.


More than 150 creators attended the PRX Pop-Up Garage Residency in Nairobi.

The PRX Pop-Up Garage in Nairobi, Kenya, was supported by Google. The New Venture Fund supported the Africa Podcast Lab.

Creator Highlights

Choosing to Explore the Big Questions

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PRX's Big Questions Project highlights the voices of tomorrow.

With major support from the John Templeton Foundation, PRX launched the Big Questions Project — a program supporting the development of four new podcasts centered on issues of spirituality, character, ethics, and humility. The shows explore faith from the perspective of those who have been historically minimized, the billion-dollar Christian music industry, the moral impact of technological advancements, and the complexity of motherhood — all with the support of PRX Productions, Content Development, Distribution, and Marketing.

“PRX has had the joy and honor of working with such a dynamic group of creatives who are totally committed to sharing stories that teach and uplift others. These new podcasts provide a breath of fresh air for listeners who have been eager for creative conversations on each topic.”

—Courtney Fleurantin, PRX Big Questions Project Manager

PRX's Big Questions Project is a testament to how our organization collaborates with rising talent and across our own teams. Expanding our relationship with the Templeton Foundation — which began with support for award-winning podcast How God Works from Dr. David Desteno — represents our aspirations as an organization to invest in growing talent and tackle topics that have deep meaning for humanity.


The open call for The Big Questions Project received more than 200 applications, representing remarkable interest in development projects with PRX.

Generous support for The Big Questions Project comes from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Network Partnerships

Choosing Technology That Supports Public Media

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PRX's founding mission is to support public media infrastructure through innovations in technology.

With new advancements for Dovetail — our suite of applications optimizing and streamlining the post-production process for podcasts — PRX is giving public media stations across the country more control over their content.

When North Carolina's public radio station WUNC became the first self-serve client on Dovetail last year, they gained the ability to organize podcast feed management, ad trafficking, and download metrics with one service. This move allowed them to unify their operations, modernize their setup, and expand. Since adopting Dovetail, WUNC has added three new shows to their portfolio.

“Dovetail has really allowed us to streamline podcast operations — from production to marketing support and data-driven decision making. PRX’s tools integrate well with other tools across the industry, which has allowed us to build a single process that works well for us where we are right now. And there’s a lot of room to grow!”

—Whitney Baker, Digital Platforms Manager for WUNC


Dovetail from PRX supports 272 podcasts and enables 80 different organizations — including 27 public media stations — to expand audience, monetize content, and ensure long-term sustainability of their podcasts, all while upholding a steadfast commitment to privacy.

PRX's goal is to provide Dovetail users the ability to handle all aspects of their operations in one accessible platform. This approach not only empowers creators, but also reduces the workload on PRX's ad operations team.

We're actively building a product and support system that serve stations' needs. Rather than being cornered into working with commercial entities that may have conflicting values, PRX provides podcasters a mission-aligned choice that is also easier on public media budgets. Dovetail is also used by numerous independent producers and mission-driven organizations.

Network Partnerships

Choosing to Center Our Values

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PRX is working to be an industry leader when it comes to integrating inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) in all that we do.

We are engaging in education, celebration, and creating inclusive spaces within our own organization and beyond — from small actions like book clubs and discussion series, to actively centering local communities in our Podcast Garage work, to collaborating with partners to make bigger impacts in the public media space.

This year, working with Oregon Public Broadcasting and Greater Public, PRX convened a cohort of IDEA professionals across the public media system to provide a space to gather and share resources. PRX also teamed up with Public Media for All for a day of education in support of equity in public media. We built out IDEA training and consultancy — working with shows like Live Wire, Snap Judgment, and The World to track how we bring a diversity of stories to air.

“Equity work, at its heart, is a series of choices every day — how we show up, connect with each other, and speak with each other. The conversations we elevate and voices we engage with. We make choices by the minute. My hope is to provide more knowledge around how we make decisions and choose our adventure.”

—Dr. Byron Green-Calisch, Vice President of IDEA
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Creator Highlights

Choosing New Avenues of Content Development

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PRX Training was conceived with the narrow mission to focus on individual creators with globally renowned and rigorous podcast accelerators.

This year, we chose evolution, parlaying years of experience working with creators on the ground into a design and development wing now known as Content Development. We continue to focus on helping public media, journalism, and storytelling institutions build sustainable infrastructure for podcast and media innovation.

We helped stations move from podcasting 1.0 to podcasting 2.0 through the PRX Journalism Podcast Accelerator, launched with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Through the JPA, our team provided mentorship, enduring support, and podcast training to journalists in three 12-week training sessions across three regional cohorts.

“... I think what you do with this program is amazing and I really appreciate the effort. And I don't know if you hear it enough or if it's communicated properly enough to you, but the two of you [Stephanie Kuo and Mike Russo, PRX Content Development] do something very special and you help give people the tools to have a stronger voice. So, thank you for that …”
—Twila Dang, MPR, JPA Participant
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“Just last summer, we didn't think we were capable of creating a podcast at all, let alone a podcast as ambitious as This is Our Hawai'i … But we're all incredibly proud to be working on something of substance, something that gets at what it means to live here and the complicated equation of belonging that makes life in Hawai'i so rich and so excruciating. Without PRX, and without your diligent, grounded expertise, we never would have had the skills or language to translate our ideas into a real, tangible product.

PRX has given [us] the building blocks for a team that can make something great. Thank you so much for being in our corner the whole way through.”

—Savannah Harriman-Pote, Hawai'i Public Radio, JPA Participant

PRX Content Development also built out consultancy efforts, supporting local news organizations, universities, and public institutions in their efforts to design production processes, audit existing products, market their work, and engage staff in new creation methodologies. The team helps local and regional outlets “future-proof” their organizations with audio-on-demand and authentic audience-first growth. PRX aims to create meaningful impact across public media and podcasting as catalysts for radical change from the bottom up — helping creators approach and make better media for real people.

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This year, PRX Content Development ran 15 projects with over $1 million funding support.

“PRX has a natural, organic punk rock feel. We don't tell people best practices — that's not our working model. The best exists in you already and we are just there to help bring it to light.”

—Mike Russo, Senior Content Strategist
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PRX aims to be the organization creators instinctively go to for support, guidance, and encouragement. We want the PRX Content Development team to become synonymous with strategy, creativity, and thoughtful innovation across digital media.

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Network Partnerships

Choosing Mission-Driven Partnerships

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Chief among PRX's mission is cultivating a consequential portfolio that fully embraces diversity at every level of the audio industry — from creation to distribution.

With PRX Productions — our in-house audio production team — we balance big names with new voices, and our white-glove work gives us the space to take creative risks on emerging projects.

We are judicious in our revenue-driving services, taking care to choose partnerships that are mission aligned. Through PRX Productions, we’re proud to work with organizations like Patagonia, with whom we produce Patagonia Stories. Hosted by Archana Ram, the podcast explores the foundational nature of knowledge, and asks the questions that matter about our relationship with each other and the natural world. Through our partnership, PRX Productions helped bring the show's narrative storytelling to life, drawing on the talent of our audio engineers and producers.

PRX's production portfolio includes both well-known names — like the Smithsonian and Simon & Schuster — and emerging creators — like the talents behind PRX's Big Questions Project. This represents our aspirations as a production team to choose a diversity of work that can change society for the better.

“We bring the same attention to detail, the same understanding, to each project we work on. The PRX Production team's value is in finding the storytelling gene in every project that we do.”

—Jocelyn Gonzales, Director of PRX Productions

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Network Partnerships

Choosing Change Through Generosity

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The PRX Ambassador Council is a community of individuals and family foundations who support our work with gifts of $1,000+.

Ambassador Council members live across the US and around the world and are united by their belief in expanding and strengthening audio storytelling and the public media system — helping to ensure everyone has easy access to the highest quality audio journalism and complex, nuanced storytelling.

“I loved being at the Ambassador Council event. We are moved by what PRX does. Both of my friends were blown away. I found the programs inspiring. The food was amazing. You feel good to be a part of a community again after being isolated for so long. I wouldn't know what to do without public radio. I am fascinated by what PRX has done and hope we can support it in years to come. THANK YOU for welcoming us all.”

—Susie Landau Finch, Ambassador Council Member

Through immersive live events and gatherings, Ambassador Council members engage with PRX to discover new opportunities and meet with fellow supporters. Over the past year, we gathered at Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio in Wimberley, Texas — the striking home of board member Dodee Crockett and her husband, Billy — for an intimate evening of storytelling and music with Hrishikesh Hirway, host and creator of Song Exploder from Radiotopia, and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine. A few months later we connected at the annual PRX Ambassador Council event in San Francisco, where we journeyed through the world of PRX. We also came together this year in Dallas, New York, and Seattle, among other places, for events featuring talent from across the diverse PRX portfolio.

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Choosing Gratitude: Donor Acknowledgements

The individuals, family foundations, and institutions who choose to invest in PRX through their financial support enable us to take risks and expand our impact. Your support is our risk capital. Because of donors, we can invest in more creators, elevate stories that would otherwise not be heard, and reach new audiences. To learn more about supporting PRX's work, visit

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In fiscal year 2023, more than 15,000 individuals supported PRX, investing in the future of public media, partnering with us, and seeding the next generation of audio storytellers.

Champions: $100,000+

  • Roman Mars
    San Francisco, CA
  • Meadow Fund
    San Francisco, CA
  • Amy Rao and Harry Plant
    San Francisco, CA
  • Julie Sorenson*

Transformers: $50,000 - $99,999

  • FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
    New York, NY
  • Gruber Family Foundation
    San Francisco, CA
  • Kelson Foundation
    San Francisco, CA
  • Liliane and Ed Schneider
    San Francisco, CA

Changemakers: $25,000 - $49,999

  • Betsy Atwater
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Dodee and Billy Crockett
    Wimberley, TX
  • Maryanne Tagney and David Jones*
    Seattle, WA
  • Judy Pigott
    Seattle, WA

Ambassadors: $10,000 - $24,999

  • Alice Shaver Charitable Trust
    Washington, D.C.
  • Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth
    Austin, TX
  • Jeannie* and Henry Becton
    Boston, MA
  • Kathy Chan
    San Francisco, CA
  • Lynn and Bruce Dayton
    Boston, MA
  • Cynthia Engles
    Naples, FL
  • Epic Systems Corporation
    Verona, WI
  • Firerose Fund of the Roots & Wings Foundation
    Seattle, WA
  • Nor Hall and Roger Hale
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Kerri and Nelson Hoffman
    Northfield, VT
  • Katherine Harris and Tom Keyser
    North Oaks, MN
  • Dete and Paul Meserve
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
    Dallas, TX
  • The Reis Foundation
    Columbia, MD
  • Lizzie and Daniel Routman
    Dallas, TX
  • Daniel Shih and Ted MacGovern
    Seattle, WA
  • Rima Hyder and Camilo Villa
    Cambridge, MA
  • Sanford Waxer*
    Southfield, MI
  • Amanda Weitman
    San Rafael, CA
  • Woven Foundation
    San Francisco, CA

Leaders: $5,000 - $9,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Stephanie Fox and Drew Britcher
    Saint Paul, MN
  • Richard Gingras
    Los Altos, CA
  • Heather Sturt Haaga and Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
    La Cañada, CA
  • Dan Kletter
    Mountain View, CA
  • Lisa and Peter Kraus
    Dallas, TX
  • Lucy and Ken Lehman Family
    Evanston, IL
  • Cindy and Dan Lothian
    Boston, MA
  • Mailman Foundation
    New York, NY
  • The Miami Foundation
    Miami, FL
  • Katherine Wolf and Ashton Peery
    Lincoln, MA
  • Betsy Gardella and Jim Smith
    Concord, MA
  • Szortyka Family Enterprises
    Sinking Spring, PA
  • Margaret V. B. Wurtele
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Elizabeth Yoakum
    Sarasota, FL

Creators: $2,500 - $4,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Steven Bercu
    Boston, MA
  • Deirdre and Fraser Black
    Seattle, WA
  • Susan Weeks and David Coulter
    Darien, CT
  • Ron Cunniff
    Lyman, SC
  • Beverly and Don Freeman
    Dallas, TX
  • Glasscock Heritage Trust
    Mount Pleasant, UT
  • Jenji Kohan
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Karla Martin
    San Francisco, CA
  • Kyra and Peter McGrath
    Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Dominique Harre-Rogers and Glenn Rogers
    Bedford, PA
  • The Sternlicht Family Foundation
    Greenwich, CT
  • Carolyn Talcott
    Stanford, CA
  • Lawrence Wilkinson
    San Francisco, CA
  • Cory Zanin
    Minneapolis, MN

Advocates: $1,000 - $2,499

  • Anonymous (18)
  • Shari Malyn and Jonathan Abbott
    Newton, MA
  • Serena Altschul
    New York, NY
  • Susan and Tim Armstrong
    Shaker Heights, OH
  • Kathryn Kohm and Charles Ayers
    Boulder, CO
  • Sara and Steven Bass
    Lake Oswego, OR
  • Laura and Zak Belica
    Raleigh, NC
  • Nicole and David Berger
    Evanston, IL
  • Michael Bien
    San Francisco, CA
  • Catherine Bird
    Cambridge, MA
  • Frish Brandt
    San Francisco, CA
  • Natalie and Stephen Brown
    Brampton, ON, Canada
  • Cindy and Peter Burnim
    Fairfield, CT
  • Pat Castaldo
    Portland, OR
  • Grace Chee
    Pleasanton, CA
  • Michael Choy
    Maplewood, NJ
  • Da Capo Fund
    Boston, MA
  • Peggy Dear
    Dallas, TX
  • Paula and Cy DeCosse
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Donkey Gospel Fund
  • Rickie Eatherly
    Washington, DC
  • Jené Elzie
    Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Rachel and Donald Felix
    Boston, MA
  • Susie Landau-Finch and Roy Finch
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Marion T. Flores
    Dallas, TX
  • Jennifer King and Timothy Fredel
    Rugged Elegance
    Kennebunkport, ME
  • Michael Gainer
    Milpitas, CA
  • Regan and William Gammon
    Austin, TX
  • Habou Charitable Fund
    San Francisco, CA
  • Leigh Ann Hahn
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Steven Hand
    San Francisco, CA
  • Judy Woodruff and Albert Hunt
    Washington, D.C.
  • Vicki and Michael Isip
    San Francisco, CA
  • Rishi Jaitly
    Blacksburg, VA
  • David Katz
    San Francisco, CA
  • Robert Lang
    Kensington, MD
  • Jake Lease
    Heartland, TX
  • Ravi Mohan
    Larkspur, CA
  • Wanda Moon
    Township of Northville, MI
  • Cindy Nathanson Rust
    Venice, CA
  • Eugene G. Park
    San Francisco, CA
  • Patagonia
    Ventura, CA
  • Michelle Pepitone, MD
    San Francisco, CA
  • Michael Poppler
    San Francisco, CA
  • Helen and Russell Pyne
    Atherton, CA
  • Scott Quinn
    Omaha, NE
  • William Raynolds
    Longmont, CO
  • Stephen Salyer
    Washington, D.C.
  • Jane Schmitz
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Krista Star Scott
    Yardley, PA
  • Curtis L. Scribner
    Oakland, CA
  • Michael Shawver
    Skokie, IL
  • Jamienne Studley and Gary Smith
    San Francisco, CA
  • Fredi and Howard Stevenson
    Boston, MA
  • Sherry and Tyler Steward
    Wauwatosa, WI
  • Kathryn Stivers
    Menlo Park, CA
  • Lisa Schaures and Chris Stremlau
    Kirkland, WA
  • Deborah and Eric Suder
    Dallas, TX
  • Janet Tiampo
    Boston, MA
  • Alisa and Mike Wilson
    New York, NY
  • Lynn Hubbard and David Zapolsky
    Seattle, WA
  • Merle Kurzrock and George Zimmerman
    Riverside, CA


PRX gratefully acknowledges the many institutions and foundations that have generously supported our programs and initiatives over the past year.


  • Barr Foundation
  • The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Google
  • John Templeton Foundation
  • Meadow Fund

$250,000 - $999,000

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • The Just Trust
  • The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Henry Luce Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Mellon Foundation

$100,000 - $249,999

  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • Ford Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Schmidt Family Foundation

$25,000 - $99,999

  • Anonymous
  • Ardmore Institute of Health
  • Pop Culture Collaborative

PRX chooses collaboration as a cornerstone of our work. When you make a donation to PRX, you are investing in the future of public media, partnering with us, and seeding the next generation of audio storytellers.

“PRX believes in telling the truth and is passionate about getting new stories out there — something that is needed now more than ever.”
—Nigel Poor, co-host, co-creator, and co-producer of Ear Hustle

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this report. If errors or omissions have occurred, please accept our apologies and contact Madeline Hansen at 612-330-9246.

Planned Giving

PRX Partners in Innovation is a society of forward-thinking donors who want to ensure that PRX shapes the future of audio by creating space for stories that matter from a global group of independent audio creators.

A bequest makes it easy to leave your impact and legacy on public media and independent podcasting. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will help PRX innovate for decades to come. Join PRX Partners in Innovation and your generous gift will create lasting impact for our future audio storytellers.

“We believe that supporting PRX is extremely important for our society. We need access to fact-based, unbiased news sources and personal stories that help educate and inform people, not only to keep us aware of major events, but to foster creative thinking and encourage positive civic action.”
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