The PBS Foundation is both a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a 509(a)(3) supporting organization to PBS. Its purpose is to seek, cultivate, and receive philanthropic gifts and grants at the national level for PBS. The Foundation administers these gifts on behalf of PBS.
Yes. Since its establishment in 2004, the PBS Foundation has partnered with PBS and its member stations to advance the mission of public broadcasting throughout the United States. The PBS Foundation does not provide funding for any organization other than PBS.
Yes. All contributions to the PBS Foundation are 100 percent tax-deductible. When you make a gift to the PBS Foundation, it will be officially acknowledged in writing. This letter is your receipt and provides proof to the IRS of your gift.
The Foundation seeks out major gifts and grants to support high-priority activities of PBS and to increase its endowment, and will accept unsolicited gifts of any size. The Foundation accepts cash, securities, bequests, and most kinds of property, but cannot accept donations of vehicles, boats, or timeshares.