Foundation Support

The Foundation and Community Development Department secures grant funding for television and radio productions, education and outreach, as well as for equipment and building needs.  The team also issues detailed reports to foundations and the community about the impact of grant funds received.

The National Program Funding Committee, a group of supporters with an interest in original productions, actively supports this work by establishing relationships with major foundations around the country.

2013 saw the establishment of the new President’s Forum, a small group of community leaders who guide the efforts of national impact for WNED|WBFO. 

The department also continues to reach out to elected officials to stress the importance of public broadcasting in the region.

Funders who are interested in productions or initiatives are encouraged to contact the team to receive details about programs in need of funding.  Current projects in various stages of production include: 

Television:

  • Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
  • RVing North America
  • The Klondike Gold Rush
  • CEO
  • If Our Water Could Talk (multi-media project)
  • The Erie County Fair
  • Toronto's First Family of Theatre
  • The Great Lakes
  • Making a Difference (multi-media project)
  • Buffalo's First Ward

Radio:

  • Education Reporting
  • Young Performers 

Education and Outreach:

  • PBS Kids Writers Contest

 


 

Martina Fern

Manager of Foundation Development

716-845-7026

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Lauren Foster

Administrative Assistant

 

716-845-7000 x384

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