Foundations

Institutional Support

Public, private and corporate foundation support is critical to the programs and services that PBS SoCal provides. Many foundations find that their support of PBS SoCal is closely aligned with their missions and values. PBS SoCal offers opportunities for foundations to support and become identified with broader initiatives such as Ready To Learn and American Graduate. PBS SoCal has a forty-year history of using our broadcast influence to examine social issues such as early childhood education and dropout prevention. Alongside these on-air campaigns, PBS SoCal partners with over fifty local schools and nonprofits serving low-income neighborhoods to bring parents trusted education resources. These initiatives evolve to serve the needs of our community. This year, PBS SoCal launched To Foster Change: a three-year public media initiative to raise awareness of the systemic challenges, personal plights, and success stories within the foster youth experience.

Foundation Support

Foundations that support PBS SoCal achieve a high level of visibility and recognition for their charitable commitment. The following foundations share PBS SoCal’s mission to foster a love of learning, culture and community in Southern California.

Ahmanson Foundation
Albert Parvin Foundation
Allergan Foundation
American Honda Foundation
Beall Family Foundation
Boeing Foundation
Butler Family Foundation
Carl E. Wynn Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Crean Foundation
Dave and Sheila Gold Foundation
Douglas Foundation
Edward & Helen Shanbrom Family Fund
Employees Community Fund of Boeing
Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation
Francis and Christine Martin Family Foundation
James C. Stewart Charitable Foundation
Jerome Family Foundation
Jesse H & Susan Oppenheimer Foundation
John and Hilda Arnold Foundation
Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation
Josephine Herbert Gleis Foundation
Leisure Family Foundation
Lon V. Smith Foundation
Majestic Realty
Makoff Family Foundation
Mara W. Breech Foundation
Marjorie Mosher Schmidt Foundation
Millstream Fund
Patrick M. McCarthy Foundation
Rosemary Kraemer Raitt Foundation
Roy E. Crummer Foundation
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Sharon D. Lund Foundation
Sikand Foundation
Steinmetz Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Thornton Foundation
Ueberroth Family Foundation
Wells Fargo
William and Sonia Pindler Foundation
William C. Bannerman Foundation
William H. Hurt Philanthropy
William H. Kearns Foundation
Zickler Family Foundation

For more information about foundation and institutional support, contact Jillian Tempesta, at jtempesta@pbssocal.org or (714) 241-4197.