NPR has amassed nearly $17 million in grants to increase substantially its coverage of education and global health and development, and to finance a new mobile and Web platform that is expected to allow it to reach more listeners and better compete with outside aggregators of public-radio content.
The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which faces a $6 million deficit in its budget of $183 million for the 2014 fiscal year, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.
A spokeswoman said the grants, which are dedicated to projects, would not reduce the deficit.
Four foundations are making grants: the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wallace Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
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There are also three individual gifts.