Making Science Accessible
For nearly 50 years, NOVA has played a crucial role in informing and inspiring audiences with the joy and transformative power of science and human ingenuity. Gifts to the NOVA Science Trust ensure NOVA’s ability to continue to make complex scientific topics accessible to everyone, telling stories at the intersection of science and society, and revealing the relevance of science in our lives. These gifts also support NOVA’s commitment to building a culture of inclusion: to highlight the work of scientists and filmmakers who have not been well-represented in the field of science communication; to expand the scope of the stories we tell, making them more inclusive and reflective of our society; and to engage a more diverse audience through targeted outreach efforts.
Gifts to the NOVA Science Trust provide the series with flexible working capital which supports the research, development and production of NOVA films, digital content, and educational and outreach activities.
“At NOVA, we’ve always been dedicated to making the power and joy of scientific discovery accessible to everyone. This work has become even more urgent, because science plays a major role in so many of the most pressing challenges that are facing us today.”
“The greater the public understanding of the scientific process and the more equipped the public is to make fact-based decisions, the healthier and more prepared for the future our society will be.”
Bringing the best in drama to American public television audiences
Masterpiece Theatre premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills and quickly became a beloved PBS series, igniting America’s passion for classic and contemporary British tales brought to life through scripts, costumes, and sets.
More than 50 years later and in a new chapter of its storied history, MASTERPIECE continues to bring incomparable British drama and mysteries to millions of people through broadcast television and streaming services, interactive digital platforms, and social media.
The MASTERPIECE Trust was established in 2011 to help ensure that the iconic and celebrated series will warm the homes of audiences for another half-century and beyond. The Trust provides the opportunity for individual donors to help provide for MASTERPIECE’s present and future in a substantial way.
“It’s our job to find the very best, the shows that viewers want to watch, the shows that they’re excited about, and want to invest in. Every week they should be able to turn on MASTERPIECE and love what they’re seeing.”
“Funding of high-quality, first-rate, award-winning drama has become a significant challenge in recent years. We believe that MASTERPIECE has earned the respect and loyalty of its audience over five wonderful decades, and hope that our dedicated viewers will help us keep the legacy alive. Support of the MASTERPIECE Trust will ensure that our series remains a vital part of the television landscape for years to come.”
Supporting Investigative Reporting
As American television’s flagship news and public affairs series, FRONTLINE has set the standard for thoughtful, independent journalism and hard-hitting watchdog investigations since 1983.
FRONTLINE’s reporting explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times, as well as stories on the margins that deserve closer scrutiny, holding the powerful to account and generating significant real-world impacts. Dramatically expanding its multimedia footprint in recent years, the series pairs its signature broadcasts with equally compelling online content such as digital reporting and analysis, interactives, short videos, podcasts, and more.
FRONTLINE is working to build on this growth while maintaining the unequaled integrity of its investigations. The series is committed to providing its experienced and award-winning producers–as well as its growing corps of talented and diverse filmmakers–the means required to delve into complex subjects and develop the stories that enliven and enrich public dialogue, spark national conversations, and spur change and reform.
“The kind of in-depth investigative journalism we practice at FRONTLINE is thoughtful, rigorous, and time-intensive. It requires us to constantly seek untold stories, and to give our producers and reporters the time and resources to dig into them deeply. Major gifts to the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund allow us to deliver our reporting on the platforms to which it is best suited and to ensure that our journalism is accessible to all.”
Investing in the Future of American Experience
With incisive documentaries complemented by innovative digital content and dynamic social media, American Experience re-examines and explores the moments and individuals that history books often overlook. Maintaining a commitment to sharing diverse perspectives, the series elevates new voices—both in front of the lens and behind the camera.
GBH’s Documentary Investment Group serves as a mechanism for individuals and families to make philanthropic gifts in support of American Experience. Gifts to the series support all aspects of film production, development of digital content, and more.
With more than 30 years of excellence in historical documentary filmmaking, and exciting, new projects being developed every year, there has never been a more perfect time to invest in the future of American Experience.
“As our society grapples with questions of equality, fairness, and representation, we have a responsibility to show that American history belongs to all of us, and we should all be a part of the telling and interpretation of it.”