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About StoryCorps

About StoryCorps

StoryCorps is committed to the idea that everyone has an important story to tell and that everyone’s story matters. Our mission: to help us believe in each other by illuminating the humanity and possibility in us all — one story at a time. Since our founding in 2003, we’ve helped nearly 700,000 people across the country have meaningful conversations about their lives. These recordings are collected in the U.S. Library of Congress and in our online archive which is now the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered.

And while our stories are broadcast weekly on NPR to over 12 million listeners, StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit, sharing select stories with the public through our podcast, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books.

Our Work

Our programs are designed to capture the diverse voices of everyday Americans and reveal our shared humanity.
Record your story with a StoryCorps facilitator or by using our online tools.
Explore our award-winning audio stories, podcast episodes, and animated shorts crafted from conversations recorded by real people from across the United States.
Develop and share your organization’s story using the StoryCorps method.
Search our collection of conversations from nearly 700,000 participants, the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered.
Tune in to our podcast to hear expanded versions of some of our most compelling stories and be reminded of the things that matter most.

History, Leadership, & Impact

We work to preserve and share the stories of the American experience. Explore StoryCorps’ history to learn more.
StoryCorps fosters empathy and compassion and reminds us how much more we have in common than what divides us. Since 2003, we’ve reached millions of listeners.
Our dedicated team represents a wide range of experiences and expertise, with backgrounds in journalism, business, nonprofit management, and the arts.
Transparency and accountability are the cornerstone of building trust with our supporters, donors, and the communities we serve.

Support StoryCorps’ Work

Help us continue our vital work of preserving and sharing the stories of everyday life in America. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference.
Explore our giving options and find the one that’s right for you, from making a one-time donation to corporate giving and legacy planning.
Align your brand with StoryCorps and reach our diverse and growing national audience.
Our professional team of producers can  preserve your organization’s history, commemorate a special event, or engage your clients or community.

Learn More

Learn more about the individuals, foundations, and public agencies that make our work possible.
Join our diverse team of passionate individuals dedicated to the belief that stories can create meaningful change in the world.
Stay up-to-date on the latest StoryCorps news, media coverage, and press releases.
Get insights from the StoryCorps team, along with personal stories and interviews that highlight the power of listening and sharing.

StoryCorps is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID number: 13-3753011) and has earned the highest possible rating, four stars, from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations, and the highest score for transparency from Guidestar/Candid, a Platinum Seal. These ratings demonstrate fiscal excellence and a commitment to accountability and transparency.

If you have a question, comment, or just need to get in touch, please visit our contact page to get in touch with our team.