Funding for PBS programs comes from a variety of sources - member stations' dues, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, government agencies, foundations, corporations and private citizens.
In addition to seeking foundation and corporate support, producers are able to seek production funding through PBS. Though some submissions may not be priorities for funding, we encourage producers whose projects meet our content goals to seek alternative financing to cover the full cost of production and to submit their projects at rough cut or completion.
Aside from the general fund, PBS also disburses production dollars through a jointly managed Program Challenge Fund with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Review PBS' funding standards and practices and guidelines for on-air announcements.
Additional Funding Resources
- American Documentary, Inc. / POV
- Corporation For Public Broadcasting
- National Endowment for the Arts
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- National Center for Media Engagement
- The Foundation Center
- Grantmakers In Film + Electronic Media
- Center For Asian American Media
- National Black Programming Consortium
- Native American Public Telecommunications
- Pacific Islanders In Communications
- Latino Public Broadcasting
Updated January 2013