Fund will advance GBH’s long-standing commitment to leveling the playing field of equity in education

Boston, MA (March 1, 2022) – With an eye towards addressing the critical need for inclusive, research-based, widely-accessible quality children’s resources, GBH, the nation’s largest public media producer, has launched the GBH Kids Catalyst Fund. This focused fundraising initiative will support the Foundation’s long-standing commitment to developing learning media approaches that will connect with and serve a broad and diverse audience and help close the learning gaps for marginalized communities.

“Education is at the very core of our mission, supporting learning and development of both young children and youth in our community,” said Jon Abbott, President and CEO of GBH. “Yet we know that not all children have access to equitable learning resources. The GBH Kids Catalyst Fund will help us develop the educational media and learning tools that can bridge the gaps, helping all children feel represented as they become informed citizens.”

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GBH reaches millions of children, families, and teachers in Boston and across the country through engaging and interactive content available for free across multiple platforms. In tandem with PBS, GBH co-founded and co-managesPBS LearningMedia, a digital learning service with thousands of free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans spanning all subjects for K-12 teachers and students.

Gifts to the GBH Kids Catalyst Fund will allow GBH to continue to produce both popular programming such as Molly of Denali, High School Quiz Show, and Arthur, as well as create new quality educational resources that represent diverse cultures and perspectives, vastly increasing the potential for educational impact at home and in school.

“Children are the future of our country. GBH and all public media can play a powerful role in ensuring every child has access to the resources they need to succeed,” continued Abbott.

Additional information about the Kids Catalyst Fund and GBH’s commitment to leveling the educational playing field can be found at

About GBH

GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. GBH is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station and as a partner to NEPM in Springfield. Dedicated to making media accessible to and representative of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to audience members who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. With PBS LearningMedia, GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide. GBH’s local programming includes Boston Public Radio, Greater Boston, Stories from the Stage, Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. GBH has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at