Directed gifts

Directed gifts of $25,000 or more from individuals, families, and family foundations are critical to the research, development, production, and distribution of every program, project, or initiative created at WGBH.

These contributions provide provide WGBH with immediate working capital most often used for: 

  • Research and development, providing producers with the resources and time necessary to explore ideas, take risks, test impact, and determine direction at the beginning stages of a project.
  • Finishing funds, supporting the completion of a project — the process of getting the project on the air, on the Web, or out into the community, and the efforts behind maximizing its exposure and impact.

An integral piece of the funding puzzle (and often leveraging investments from additional funding sources), directed gifts allow WGBH to continue to provide award-winning programs and services that are produced in Boston, shared with the world.
Advance your passion and make an impact on:

Children's educational media
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WGBH is the nation's leading innovator and producer of children's programs on PBS.

 History and Documentary FilmHistory and documentary film
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The WGBH Documentary Investment Group was developed to bring together individuals who are passionate about history and documentary film.

Science ProgrammingScience programs
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WGBH is committed to improving science literacy. Whether taking viewers on a cosmic journey into space or an expedition to the bottom of the sea.

Frontline Journalism FundInvestigative reporting
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The Frontline Journalism Fund was established by a group of philanthropists committed to magnifying the reach and impact of enterprise reporting in our country.


Contact Us

For more information on how to make a directed gift to WGBH, please contact Ellen Frank, director of Major Gifts, at or 617-300-3809.

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