Grants and Corporate Giving Manager
Trisha Richter is the grants and corporate giving manager for KPBS. She is charged with researching and writing grants and oversees the efforts of a grant writer. She also organizes audience data for KPBS, with a focus on understanding the impact and usage of KPBS’ environmental stories.
Trisha originally joined KPBS in 1997 as the volunteer coordinator. Since then she has held numerous positions and has managed many public media outreach campaigns. These projects have helped educate citizens, often times on a state level, about social issues ranging from teen relationship violence to how to prepare for earthquakes. She has developed and overseen national outreach campaigns for locally produced films and has implemented local outreach for national programs airing on KPBS.
Throughout her time with the station's diversity, engagement & grants department, she has overseen all of the department’s production efforts. Working with KPBS’ video production team for over a year helped her hone these skills. Her work on the Responsible Adults Safe Teens statewide project earned her two local Emmy awards as the project’s executive director.
Trisha holds a degree in agriculture business management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.