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Support Pioneer PBS 

Fundraising for Pioneer PBS is mostly done at the local level. There are many ways to show your support to Pioneer PBS: Make an online donation to become a member and learn more about our connections to the community. We offer a variety of ways for businesses to help, from memorial gifts to corporate support.

From all of us here at Pioneer PBS we are grateful for the years of support and look forward to serving you into the future!

Make a donation online by clicking above or give us a call at 800-726-3178


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What Happens When You Donate to Pioneer PBS?

Support Your Local Community

Contribute a tax-deductible* gift of $5 per month or an annual gift of $60 or more. Your donation will help Pioneer PBS serve your community through media that educates, inspires, and entertains.

*The amount of a donation that is tax-deductible will depend on whether any goods or services are received in exchange for the gift.


Get Extended Access to PBS Shows & Films

Stream more of your favorite PBS shows online and on the PBS App with Pioneer PBS Passport

Member Benefits

Members are the foundation of Pioneer PBS. Your support brings a classroom into everyone’s home for free. It provides a place for learning and inspiring young minds to cultivate. It also generates creativity and enrichment. Because of your support, lives are changed across Minnesota and beyond.

Make the biggest impact by joining as a monthly Sustainer.

Already a member?

(Change up your membership or update your contact info via our Portal Page.)

At $5+ Monthly ($60 Annually)

Pioneer Preview Guide On Your Doorstep

Loaded with content about what's airing and news.

◉  Every two months, have the the Pioneer PBS Preview program guide mailed to your home. It features station news, behind the scenes photos, a letter from our GM Shari Lamke, notices of upcoming events, a program listing and more.

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Gain A Digital Library

Unlock extended PBS content

◉  Automatically qualify for access to an on-demand library of PBS shows and extra content with PBS Passport. Watch more of your favorite programs whenever you want; be it on mobile, iPad, or on your smart tv with the PBS App or the Pioneer PBS Video Player.

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Premium Items And Gifts

Make great programs possible through your generous support today.

◉  When you choose to support Pioneer PBS, you may choose to receive fabulous thank you gifts and fun items that can be for yourself, a loved one or a friend.

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At $25+ Yearly

Pioneer Kids Birthday Club

More PBS stuff for your loved ones.

◉  Complimentary service available to active Pioneer PBS members.

◉  Kids will love receiving mail addressed to them and moreover will be excited to receive a great children's book and other fun materials and goodies during their birthday month. 

◉  Register your family members (under age 6) and enjoy the benefits of this Pioneer Kids Birthday Club. 

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Be known as a supporter of quality television for all. Your financial support means we can remain a haven of smart, thought-provoking, fact-based television.

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Other Ways to Give

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Double your gift to Pioneer PBS with employer-matching gifts.

Honor the legacy of your family and friends by making a gift in their honor.

Learn how you can include Pioneer PBS in your estate planning.

A major gift creates a path for our donors to grow with Pioneer PBS.