Our Funding Priorities
As stewards of the Earth, we all have a duty to understand, conserve, and preserve our planet for generations to come. And there is no institution better suited to lead the global conversation on climate than PBS.PBS KIDS
At PBS, children have always been – and always will be – core to our mission. Since Mister Rogers first welcomed kids to the neighborhood over 50 years ago, we have revolutionized children’s media with accessible, educational content that celebrates and strengthens all communities and touches hearts.Arts
We know the arts can enrich our lives and inspire us while also creating vibrant, healthy communities. That’s why we’re dedicated to invigorating the arts in America by elevating excellence, uniting audiences of all backgrounds, and providing access to life-changing creative experiences.Democracy, Civics
PBS is committed to creating a more informed, unified public. Marking the 2024 national elections, PBS is launching a multi-year initiative designed to elevate civil discourse, empower local journalism, and serve America during this pivotal moment in our nation’s story.
Making an Impact
Our reach is wide and deep. Over the course of a year, 58% of all U.S. television households—over 130 million people—watch PBS. And thanks to our loyal viewership, we’ve ranked as America’s No. 1 most trusted media institution for 20 years running.
“By aiming to unite, not to divide, public television might be what saves us yet.”
– Margaret Renkl, The New York Times
Contributor Newsletter – Fall 2023Read more about Contributor Newsletter – Fall 2023
NATIVE AMERICA Season 2: Meet the Native leaders drawing upon deep traditions to shape modern life. Learn more in this issue of the CONTRIBUTOR.
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A vibrant life in show business has taken the Montgomerys across the country for more than 40 years, but one thing has remained constant through it all: their love of public broadcasting.
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“It’s so wonderful to know that in the future, I can work in an environment where the people really care about what they’re doing, in a way that they’re not working for money – they’re working to make education accessible for kids.” -Intern Jackie Manginelli