WNET Funds

To ensure The WNET Group’s long-term ability to provide our audiences with award-winning, multiplatform content that entertains, educates, and inspires, we have launched five pillar funds representing strategic areas of need and opportunity. The Funds will help WNET remain a nimble, innovative, and relevant public media organization for years to come.

WNET has structured these Funds not only to provide flexibility to our organization, but also to you, our donors, as a means of supporting our work across broad areas that align with your interests and passions.


The Digital Transformation Fund helps The WNET Group reimagine how to fulfill its mission in the digital age. Several of our programs are leading the way in expanding beyond broadcast and are engaging new audiences with digital-first and digital-only series, podcasts, and more. This Fund is a catalyst for organizational innovation and efficacy, driving our existing and new programs to meet audiences on all the platforms they wish to engage with us.

To learn more about how you can support the Digital Transformation Fund, please contact us.


The DEI Fund supports The WNET Group’s ability to be an “expression of diversity and excellence,” which is a founding principle of public media. WNET deeply engages with our diverse community, centers our editorial vision on authentic representation and storytelling, and amplifies the work of content creators from a variety of backgrounds including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. WNET is also building an organizational culture committed to anti-racism, belonging, and transparency.

To learn more about how you can support the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Fund, please contact us.


The News and Public Affairs Fund enables The WNET Group to provide trust-worthy, fact-based reporting through programs such as PBS NewsHour WeekendAmanpour and CompanyMetroFocusTake on Fake, and more. We are committed to producing and presenting local and national news programs that do not traffic in division and that cover topics reflecting the needs and interests of our community.  Through the Fund, The WNET Group will be able to expand and deepen our journalism efforts, launch new digital initiatives, and remain nimble and responsive to the needs presented by our unpredictable environment.

To learn more about how you can support the News and Public Affairs Fund, please contact us.


The Arts and Culture Fund supports The WNET Group’s breadth of programs that showcase dance, theater, film, opera, drama, music, the visual arts, and more. Headquartered near Broadway and with studio space on the Lincoln Center campus, WNET is intrinsically linked to New York City and the world’s arts community. Programs such as Great Performances and American Masters, ALL ARTS, and more give our audiences unprecedented, free access to performances and artists. Through the Fund, WNET’s multiplatform programming will continue to be the bridge between the work of both new and established artists, and between our traditional viewers and the next generation of arts enthusiasts.

To learn more about how you can support the Arts and Culture Fund, please contact us.


The Education Fund enables The WNET Group to produce and provide free multimedia content and resources that support the learning and enrichment of K-12 students. Focusing on the whole child, our resources fill critical learning gaps, address key educational priorities across all grades and subjects, and support healthy social-emotional development. WNET also recognizes that parents, caregivers, and teachers each play unique, important roles in children’s learning, and we provide learning tools and professional development opportunities that can be used in the home and in the classroom. Generations of families and teachers have welcomed our educational programs into their homes and classrooms to help teach the alphabet and about empathy. The Fund will enable WNET to continue to be the true standard bearer for educational media and engage students, their families, and educators for years to come.

To learn more about how you can support the Education Fund, please contact us.



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