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Achieving a Sound Future

Join us to raise $10 Million by 2020


Because you want Capital Public Radio to always be there

  • Be a steward of an irreplaceable treasure
  • Help create a permanent, sustainable funding source
  • Participate in maintaining vital programs and creating new ones
  • Use your endowment investment to bolster your contribution 

Because annual giving is not enough

  • Annual fund drives only provide funds for ongoing operations
  • Endowment funding can provide support for special projects, e.g. adding a new station
  • Endowment funding can provide an annual stream of permanent support
  • As the value of the endowment increases, income transferable to the operating budget increases

What can you do to help us ensure a sound future?

  • Make a gift of cash, securities or other property
  • Leave a bequest to Capital Public Radio Endowment
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  • Establish a Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Establish a Charitable Lead Trust
  • Make a gift of Life Insurance
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Make a gift to Capital Public Radio Endowment today or if you prefer to leave a gift in your will or estate plan, contact Arla Gibson at (916) 278-8979 or agibson@csus.edu for more information.

The Capital Public Radio Endowment is an independent 501c3 Charitable Organization. Professional financial advisors manage our funds. Financial Statements audited annually by independent auditors. Download audited financials for year ended 6/30/2015 (PDF)

The IRS 501c3 nonprofit tax ID number for Capital Public Radio Endowment is 68-0118926.

Because of people like you, Capital Public Radio broadcasts the news, jazz and classical music you count on. Know that your participation has made a difference - a difference for which we are truly grateful.

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CapRadio Garden At Sacramento State

Healthy Eating. Healthy Communities. Building a Sustainable Food Future.

Status Update: December 8, 2014

Groundbreaking for Capital Public Radio’s garden/food literacy initiative commenced on June 24, 2014. The build out will continue over the next three months. A series of raised beds, drip irrigation system, composting system, ADA compliant wheel chair accessible paths, and wrought iron arbors among other elements, will be installed. The Capital Public Radio garden project will generate sufficient annual revenue to sustain its own operating cost and provide ongoing food literacy education and enriching programs to children, families and the greater Sacramento community. In addition, the garden will provide fresh fruit and vegetables to local Sacramento Food Banks, and work to support and enhance school lunch programs in select urban schools in zip codes of concern. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held October 24, 2014 (National Food Day)


Through the generosity of the Capital Public Radio Endowment, we have just completed the hiring process for a Food and Sustainability Reporter - Lesley McClurg - that will examine the impact of food and agriculture in our region. Ms. Clurg will report on food as it relates to the environment, health, culture, policy and the changing demographics of California. She will have an eye for anthropology as well as economics, and will always keep the consumer in mind. She will identify innovation and trends, and connect what’s happening in this region to the rest of California and the world. Working with CapRadio’s Environment and Health Care beats, we will explore the nexus of food, the environment and health. She begins at CapRadio on January 5, 2015.

Charter Funders to Capital Public Radio’s garden/food project have been absolutely instrumental in helping to advance and realize the vision and mission of this project. Each charter funder has an extraordinarily strong food and nutrition ethos, and commitment to the Sacramento region. Charter funders, with still others to follow, include the following:

  • Capital Public Radio Endowment
  • Clean World
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Nugget Markets
  • SETA (Sacramento Employment & Training Agency)
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Subaru
  • Raley's - Belair
  • The California Endowment
  • Union Pacific


In September 2015, Capital Public Radio, in partnership Worldlink, will launch a companion food literacy curriculum in a select number of urban schools in “zip codes of concern.” Our fast food culture, school meals, and a general lack of food literacy, among other factors, has created havoc with the health destiny of our children. Educating children and adults alike about healthy food and nutrition can empower lives and result in significant lifelong health outcomes. In addition to the garden, outreach will include a Food Truck that will visit the targeted schools, sharing the food grown here. Capital Public Radio’s companion Food Literacy program through partnership with Nourish = Food + Community will work to bring this education into our schools in a thoughtful, collaborative manner.


In addition to the garden itself, Capital Public Radio is seeking sponsors for a variety of features that will enhance the garden ecosystem and the educational opportunities. Raley's ~ Bel Air has adopted the CapRadio Bee Hives that are expected yield 60-80 lbs. of honey per hive. A live web cam and mic will be installed in one the hives so that students and community members will be able view and hear in real time the work of the bees. Other projects in the works include an Outdoor Kitchen with a "lunch and learn table", an herb farm, a worm farm, a vineyard, chicken coop, and potting and tool sheds.


The Daily Meal, headquartered in New York City, is considered the definitive online source for food, wine and the culinary arts. The website has over nine million unique users per month. Colman Andrews, the editorial director, is a renowned author, food critic, writer and founder of the award-winning food magazine, Saveur. Capital Public Radio is exploring unique ways for joint content collaboration with The Daily Meal to include food recipes; feature articles on food and a host of other content that will add depth and richness to the planned Capital Public Radio food micro site. This is just one of several content collaborations being actively discussed.


The Capital Public Radio Garden Project is actively seeking participation and support of diverse community members. These members include residents, partner institutions (e.g. schools, county health departments, universities) and volunteers (e.g. businesses, civic associations). The inclusiveness of this community garden will allow individuals and groups to contribute their knowledge, skills, and experience. The business community will contribute tools, in-kind support, and financial resources. Two organizations, among many, that are doing exceptional work in food and sustainability realm, Soil Born Farms and Center for Land Based Learning, will be partners with Capital Public Radio in providing backbone support, knowledge and experience to manage the garden.

Documentary: Hidden Hunger – December 5, 2014

The issue of food insecurity, food access, hunger and the economic conditions that create food deserts is complex. To elevate awareness around this issue, Capital Public Radio broadcast a one-hour documentary, "Hidden Hunger," on December 5th covering food insecurity in our region. In support of this production effort, CapRadio launched its first mobile "storybooth" as part of The View From Here (TVFH) project on hunger in Sacramento County. With the mobile recording unit set up at the River City Food Bank, the TVFH team recorded the first hand experiences of those coping with food insecurity—from college-educated workers to single mothers, retirees to homeless people, students, volunteers, and victims of domestic violence. Future storybooth visits through the month of August will include the Elk Grove Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank, and Cares Community Clinic. Storybooth stories will be shared through TVFH website this fall.

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