Vermont Public Radio is based in Colchester, Vermont, just outside of Burlington, and is an independent, member supported, nonprofit organization with a local Board of Directors. We operate two unique radio services around the region: VPR News and VPR Classical, and also offer a number of online and digital program streams. We're proud of the fact that Vermont Public Radio has a rich tradition of nearly 40 years of financial support from individuals, families, businesses, and foundations throughout the region. It is only with this financial support that we are able to provide our broadcast and digital services.
While it is expensive and complex to operate multiple program services in Vermont and throughout the region via a network of radio stations, we rely on a number of sources of income to do this. The largest source, more than 90%, comes from listener contributions and local business underwriting. Less than 10% of the annual operating income comes from the federal government through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Vermont Public Radio receives no funding from the State of Vermont. Contributing listeners provide the most reliable and important revenue source. VPR has approximately 28,000 members who contribute because they value what they hear, and believe that they need to do their share. Thanks for doing your part!
Public Financial Reports
Audited FY 2016 Financial Report, October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016 (pdf)
Audited FY 2015 Financial Report, October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015 (pdf)
Audited FY 2014 Financial Report, October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014 (pdf)