WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio, like most public radio stations, raises the majority of the funding we need for our national and locally-produced programs during our on-air fund drives. As a thank you to our most generous donors, we have an unique premium that benefits not just WRIR but other nonprofits. Your gift of $60 a month (or $360 one time) will benefit a local nonprofit who you believe is doing good things for Richmond. WRIR will grant your chosen nonprofit organization a robust schedule of underwriting announcements, all read on air. This gives the nonprofit much-needed exposure — especially organizations that may not yet have money in their budget to purchase underwriting (though our rates are very affordable.) If you are interested in contributing to WRIR in honor of independent radio and your favorite Richmond nonprofit, email fundraising@wrir.org. You can donate online using our secure site.

Since we started offering this generous benefit, our listeners have generously donated a total of 1,620 underwriting announcements (worth $32,000) to the following local nonprofits:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Art Space
Byrd Theater Foundation
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund of Central Virginia
Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts (C.A.R.E)
Connor’s Heroes
Friends of Bryan Park
Feed More
Harvey Foundation
Health Brigade
International Rescue Committee
The McShin Foundation
Metro Richmond Narcotics Anonymous
Milk River Arts
Monument City Music
Planned Parenthood
OAR of Richmond
Richmond Animal League
Richmond Bridge Park Foundation
Richmond Behavioral Health Foundation
Richmond Conexiones
Richmond Cycling Corps
Richmond Peace Education Center
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
Richmond Ring Dog
Richmond SPCA
Sabot at Stoney Point
Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Side By Side
Studio 23
Storefront for Community Design
Bryan and Kathryn Harvey Family Memorial Endowment
Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Virginia Friends of Mali
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Virginia Voice
Waldorf School

Which nonprofit will you support? Email fundraising@wrir.org. To make your $360 donation (or $60 a month), you can give securely online.