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Other Ways to Give

There are as many ways to support the PBS Foundation as there are reasons to give.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a mechanism that simplifies the administrative burden of fulfilling your philanthropic objectives. DAFs offer the favorable tax benefits of giving directly to the PBS Foundation with added flexibility around timing of gifts.

The PBS Foundation does not directly manage donor-advised funds. However, they can be established at many financial institutions or community foundations.

If you have a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can use DAF Direct to recommend grants to the PBS Foundation from your fund. We also accept gifts from other DAFs.

If you do choose to make a gift to the PBS Foundation through a DAF, please let us know with an email or call to our  Office at or 703-739-5051 so that we can thank you for your commitment to PBS.

You can also choose to have any remaining DAF funds distributed to the PBS Foundation after your lifetime by naming the PBS Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of remaining funds. If you choose to do so, please use our legal name, "PBS Foundation," and Tax ID: 20-1476451.

*DAF Direct is not owned, controlled by or otherwise affiliated with the PBS or the PBS Foundation. Please exercise due diligence and caution with regards to disclosure of your private information to DAF Direct or other third parties.

Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving

Whether you are currently employed or retired, your employer may amplify your individual support with a matching gift. Many companies match the gifts of spouses, surviving spouses, and outside directors as well. Check with your Human Resources department to determine whether your company supports matching gifts to the PBS Foundation. The PBS Foundation's tax ID/EIN is 20-1476451.

If your employer requires a form to be filled out by our organization, you may email it to or mail it to:

PBS Foundation
ATTN: Matching Gifts
1225 S. Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – the largest workplace giving campaign in the nation – allows federal employees to support nonprofit organizations through either a one-time gift or a payroll deduction. To support the PBS Foundation through CFC, simply enter our CFC #47620 on your pledge card during the next fund drive. To learn more about the Combined Federal Campaign, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management CFC website.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

The PBS Foundation gratefully accepts honorary and memorial gifts. Please make your gift using our online donation form, and select the option for honor or memorial gifts. You will be able to notify others of your gift using this option.

Still have questions?

Contact Idalia Ramos, Vice President and Deputy Director, at 703-739-5141, or fill out our contact form: