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Donating to Blue Ridge Public Radio is an expression of your values; to take a stand for a free and independent press, civil discourse, artistic expression, and thoughtful and rigorous reporting.  

Our funding model builds community because it’s about participation.  Listener support powers every hour of programming on BPR Classic and BPR News and keeps this station a strong and vibrant resource for Western North Carolina.  

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.

Blue Ridge Public Radio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible (Federal Tax ID #58-1445328). As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates as a public trust, we do not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses.

Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We will not accept donations from sources who present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

BPR believes that identifying the names of station supporters increases trust in the media, therefore we regularly publish the names of donors who give more than $5,000 to our organization on an annual basis. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can indicate that with your donation. We are committed to keeping anonymous donations at less than 15 percent of total donations.

Our mailing address is: 
Blue Ridge Public Radio
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Asheville, NC 28801

Contact BPR's Development team at (828) 210-4822.

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Share what you value about Blue Ridge Public Radio and why you support BPR by calling our Donor Voicemail Line at (828) 255-0080.

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BPR Donor Benefits

  • BPR Day Sponsorships, for gifts of $365 or more. These on-air messages air on BPR three times on a reserved day for a personal celebration, or recognize a nonprofit of your choice to help promote their mission or event.