About the PBS Foundation

For more than 40 years, PBS’ purpose has been to educate, inform and inspire with essential non-commercial programming that enlarges people’s sense of the world. To do this, PBS invites everyone to explore new ideas and broaden personal horizons – with content that expands the minds of children, programs that ensure the worlds of music, theater, dance and art remain available to all Americans, documentaries that open up new worlds, and non-commercialized news programs that provide citizens with multiple perspectives on world events and cultures.

The PBS Foundation looks to transform public television into an even stronger and more powerful institution by soliciting funding for PBS through extraordinary grants and gifts. Working collaboratively with member stations, the PBS Foundation’s fundraising efforts benefit and enhance the system as a whole by providing a source for revenue at the highest levels.

Funds donated to the PBS Foundation help PBS and our member stations continue to be America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world.

Click here for additional details about making a donation to the PBS Foundation, including the establishment of an endowment, as well as planned giving and discretionary support. In addition, here are additional details about our areas of focus. Alternatively, to make a donation at the local level, visit your local PBS station.

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