The Establishment of an Endowment

A driving goal of the PBS Foundation is the establishment of an endowment – a permanent fund that utilizes principal interest income to support existing programs and services and to extend our mission into the future.

Endowment funds lend support to PBS in perpetuity, building a legacy for the future of public television and ensuring that generations to come will continue to benefit from all that PBS has to offer.

Survey results have shown that PBS is the nation's most trusted institution, above even the government and courts of law. A steady, reliable stream of funding is critical to continuing its mission to educate, inform and inspire with essential non-commercial programming that enlarges people’s sense of the world. Supporting our endowment will help us achieve that.

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