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Membership Information

By becoming a KPBS Member you join appropriately 59,000 San Diegans that make a commitment each year to public radio and television. Your contribution ensures the health of an important community resource.

Any Amount You Give is Greatly Appreciated

Your Contribution Supports:

• Informative, entertaining, intelligent programs on KPBS Television
• In-depth news and information on KPBS Radio
• Educational children's programs you can trust
• with news reports and story archives, podcasts, video-on-demand, and special features, such as online voter guides
• Community Outreach projects that extend the value of KPBS' programming through free screenings, workshops, and resources on kindergarten preparation, literacy, and other topics

Membership Frequently Asked Questions

KPBS Passport: Your Member Benefit

Members who give $60+ annually (or $5+ per month) can unlock full seasons and early binge-watching access to buzzworthy new shows with our digital membership benefit: KPBS Passport. Where you can stream your PBS favorites anytime, anywhere with the PBS Video App.

Become a member now!

Passport KPBS

Other Ways To Give

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

KPBS provides stories that make us think, help us dream, and keep us connected
The KPBS Mission
KPBS connects, reflects and serves all of our communities with trusted programming and dialogue
The KPBS Vision


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.

Learn more about Producers Club


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.

Learn more about Directors Club


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

Toll-free: (888) 399-5727


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