About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the PBS Foundation is to be a leader for philanthropic support of PBS, ensuring that PBS continues to be an excellent provider of outstanding programs and services. Acting collaboratively and cooperatively with PBS member stations, the Foundation works to secure the extraordinary funding necessary to maintain and enhance PBS’s commitment to serving the American public.

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Our Vision

We aim to reach audiences of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities in exciting new ways. We’ll share untold stories, empower underserved communities, champion parents and educators, and inspire the next generation. We’ll further PBS’s legacy, not only as the nation’s most trusted media organization, but as a valued and essential American institution.

Our Donors

Together with our member stations and the essential support of philanthropists and grantors, we continue to share stories that matter with viewers like you.

Who We Are

Established in 2004 as the national fundraising arm for PBS, the PBS Foundation works directly with generous donors across the country to deepen PBS’s impact as America’s beacon of thoughtful, thought-provoking media. We believe the best media not only entertains but informs, inspires, and unites. And we know that PBS’s essential service to the American public is only possible because of viewers like you.