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.
Become a KPBS Sustaining Member
You’re in control. You can change or stop your payments at any time by calling us at 619-594-6983 or toll-free at (888) 399-5727
Prefer to mail in your form? Here’s a printer-friendly enrollment and update form.
Why Give Monthly?
KPBS Sustaining Members provide a dependable, ongoing source of funding that allows us to concentrate on airing the great programs that you enjoy, year after year. It’s so easy with convenient and secure withdrawals from your credit card or checking account.
You save time and money since you never have to write another check or find a stamp.
Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your support is helping reduce KPBS’ administrative costs – that makes your contribution a full investment in the unique and outstanding programs you expect from public broadcasting.
Your membership is always active. You never have to look back and see when you last gave to KPBS. You receive fewer mailings asking for support and you have more time to enjoy all the programs that make KPBS a valuable resource for you and everyone else in your household.
It’s affordable. Spreading your support throughout the year is easier on your budget. Plus it gives KPBS the security of a steady, reliable stream of income.
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.
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.
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!
Is your corporation interested in making a difference in San Diego? Become a KPBS Corporate Sponsor and tap the marketing power of public media.
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.
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