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Support Your Community with KPBS Membership

Become a member and enjoy exclusive benefits while empowering quality programming.

Join an influential community of over 60,000 passionate San Diegans who make a lasting impact through their financial support of KPBS. By becoming a member and keeping your membership active, you become part of a movement that drives meaningful change and elevates the power of public radio and television.

Join us now as a KPBS Member and help create a brighter future for our community!

Unlock the Power of Your Support!

Your financial contribution, no matter the amount, fuels the magic of KPBS! By becoming a member, you provide the essential support that makes everything we do possible, including:

  • Bringing the excellent programming from NPR, PBS and other public media sources to San Diego
  • Captivating and thought-provoking programs on KPBS-TV (that you can also stream on-demand)
  • In-depth news, information and enlightening discussions on KPBS Radio.
  • Trustworthy educational children's programs
  • A treasure trove of news, video-on-demand and special features like our online Voter Hub
  • Digital content such as Youtube videos, podcasts and newsletters.
  • Community Outreach: Programs such as One Book, One San Diego, the G.I. Film Festival San Diego, KPBS Kids events and more.
  • The free KPBS App, available for both Android and Apple smartphones, offering convenient access to all your favorite KPBS content.
  • Captivating podcasts for your on-demand listening pleasure.
  • Vibrant events in our new 6,000 square foot community engagement space, fostering learning, connections and fresh ideas.

Your support empowers us to keep delivering exceptional content and expanding our impact. Embrace the joy of being a KPBS member by contributing today! Together, we'll shape the future of public media.

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Elevate Your Connection: Exclusive KPBS Membership Benefits

While KPBS' content is provided as a service to the community, voluntary contributions from individuals and families are our largest source of funding. As a KPBS member, you not only get the satisfaction of knowing that you make KPBS' service possible, but you also unlock a variety of exclusive perks.

KPBS Member

$5-$49 monthly
$25-$599 yearly

In addition to the benefits provided to the whole community, KPBS members enjoy:

  • 📰 KPBS Connections newsletter: Your essential guide to programming and all things new at KPBS, available in both print and email editions. (Bi-monthly; sent to active members at any donation amount.)
  • 🔑 Access to KPBS Passport: Unlock extended, on-demand access to your favorite public TV programs and new ones to discover via the PBS App (available for $5+/month or $60+/year or more). Learn More.
  • 🚗 Show your support with a KPBS license plate frame, proudly displaying your dedication to public broadcasting.

Directors Club

$50-$99 monthly
$600-$1,199 yearly

For those seeking even greater engagement and behind-the-scenes access, our Directors Club offers enhanced benefits including all regular KPBS member benefits, plus:

  • 🙌 All regular KPBS member benefits listed above
  • 🎉 KPBS Insider events: Immerse yourself in exclusive experiences featuring behind-the-scenes insights and engaging conversations.
  • 🎁 Receive a special Directors Club branded logo item, showcasing your commitment to KPBS.
  • 📩 Stay informed with special "KPBS Insider" communications for Directors Club members.
  • 🌟 Enjoy forthcoming benefits and surprises, as we continuously strive to enhance your membership experience.

Producers Club

$100 or more monthly
$1,200 or more yearly

And for our most dedicated supporters, the Producers Club provides unparalleled access and recognition including:

  • 🙌 All KPBS Member and Directors Club benefits
  • ✨ Exclusive, by-invitation-only events with on-air personalities: Get up close and personal with the hosts and creators you admire.
  • 📣 Be the first to know about upcoming projects and programs.
  • 🚪 Embark on behind-the-scenes station tours to get an intimate understanding of how KPBS operates.
  • 🎁 Even more benefits that vary by giving levels. For more information, click here.

Sustaining Member Program

Simplify your life! Simplify your giving! Become a KPBS Sustaining Member.

Why Give Monthly?

The beauty of a Sustaining Membership is its affordability and impact. You’ll provide KPBS with a steady income, while spreading your support into smaller monthly gifts throughout the year.

It’s effortless and secure; you simply make automatic monthly contributions directly from your credit card or checking account so you won’t have to worry about checks, stamps or renewals. Sustaining gifts also reduce our administrative costs, so your contributions will go even further in supporting KPBS’ service to the community. So why wait? Become a KPBS Sustainer today and help us continue to be a cherished resource, enriching lives with our outstanding programs.

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Update Your Sustaining Membership

You’re in control. You can change your monthly gift amount, switch credit cards, or stop your payments at any time by calling us at (619) 594-6983 or toll-free at (888) 399-5727. To update your sustaining membership online, fill out this form.

KPBS Passport: Your Digital Member Benefit

When you make a minimum gift of $5+/month or $60+/year, you can start streaming even more of the captivating documentaries, gripping dramas, and thought-provoking programs you love from KPBS. With KPBS Passport, you’ll unlock full seasons and early access to brand-new programming from your favorite shows, which you can stream on-demand on your smart TV or mobile device anytime, anywhere with the PBS App.

Join our vibrant community of knowledge seekers and unlock the door to extraordinary storytelling. Start streaming Passport-only programs today and let the journey begin!

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Unlock even more videos on the PBS App with KPBS Passport

Watch anytime, anywhere!

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Donate and Start Watching for $5 Per Month or $60 Annually Available with a KPBS Passport membership on the PBS App &
Watch past seasons of many of your favorite PBS and KPBS shows
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Stream your favorite PBS shows
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Ready to get Started?

Unlock the World of PBS with KPBS Passport:
Follow These 3 Simple Steps to Access Exclusive Content!

Step 1

Become a Member

KPBS Passport is offered to all donors who contribute $60 or more per year, or $5/month as a sustaining member. Once your donation has been submitted, a pop up window will appear. Click on the button with the activation link to begin using your Passport benefit.
Not a member yet?

Step 2


Already a member? You should have already received information explaining the activation process. If you need assistance, watch our how to activate tutorial. If you are not able to find this information, please check your Passport Status or email KPBS Audience and Member Services for assistance:

Step 3

Watch Anywhere

KPBS Passport is available to watch online and on most devices including Roku, IOS, and Android.
Start Streaming or view one of our How To Activate the PBS app on a Smart Device tutorials below to stream Passport programs.

Stay Connected with KPBS: Be the First to Discover Station News, Events and Programs!

Join the KPBS Members Facebook page for exclusive content, community connections and early access to station news, events and programs. Be part of a vibrant community passionate about public media. Support KPBS and stay informed. Join us today!



If you have questions regarding your membership, contact Member Services by calling 619-594-6983 or filling out this form.


    Producers Club ($1,200 & above per year) members enjoy many special benefits, including By-Invitation-Only events with on-air personalities, advance notice of upcoming projects and programs of special interest, and more.


    Directors Club ($600-$1,199 per year) is recognizing our members who want to increase their financial support while engaging with KPBS in deeper ways. For those of our members who want to be in the know about KPBS’ inner workings, the Directors Club is that opportunity. KPBS Directors Club members will have special opportunities for an inside glimpse of the people who make public media a trusted source of news and information. Please consider being a part of this special club.

  • Sustaining Member Program

    Join the growing family of KPBS Members who generously give monthly gifts to the station. It’s so easy with convenient and secure withdrawals from your credit card or checking account.

  • TAX ID

    KPBS is a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501 C(3). San Diego State University Research Foundation Federal Tax ID Number: 956042721


    Should be made payable to "KPBS" and mailed to:

    P.O. Box 19374
    San Diego, CA 92159-0374

  • Donor Advised Funds

    Giving to KPBS Public Media through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a simple and easy way to support the programs you love.

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  • IRAs (Qualified Charitable Distributions or QCDs)

    Contact your IRA custodian for directions on how to initiate the transfer. Here is a sample letter you can send.

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  • Stocks (Appreciated Securities)

    You may use securities to make your annual gift to KPBS, contribute a special gift, or to fund a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

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  • Employer Matching Gift

    Your contribution to KPBS may be doubled. Many local and national companies will match the charitable contributions of their current and retired employees.

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  • Sustaining Member Program

    Join the growing family of KPBS members who generously give monthly gifts to the station.

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  • Planned Giving

    If KPBS has made a meaningful difference in your life or that of your family, you can keep KPBS strong for future San Diegans through a planned gift. Anyone can make a planned gift and no gift is too small.

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  • Vehicle Donation Program

    Have an old vehicle taking up space in your driveway? Donate your car, truck, trailer, boat, RV, motorcycle, camper, off-road vehicle, plane, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles to KPBS!

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  • Corporate Sponsorship

    Is your corporation interested in making a difference in San Diego? Become a KPBS Corporate Sponsor and tap the marketing power of public media.

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