Gifts That Make an Impact Now

If you would like to help WNET use the power of media to educate, inform, entertain and inspire audiences everywhere today, consider the giving options below — many of which may have financial and personal benefits to you.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA owned by an individual who is 70 ½ years of age or older that is paid directly to a qualified charitable organization, like WNET. In order to make a QCD:

  • You must be 70 ½ years of age or older.
  • Transfer funds from your IRA directly to WNET.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year and a married couple may transfer up to $210,000.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $53,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to The WNET Group so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

To assist donors in making a gift from their IRA to support WNET, you can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.

Stocks and Appreciated Securities

You can donate stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities and also potentially reduce or eliminate the capital gains tax exposure on any increase in the value of the stock from the date of purchase.

Recommend a Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund

You can now initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund, or DAF, using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of public media? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to WNET, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.

Savings Bonds

When you redeem savings bonds, you will owe income tax on the appreciation. So will the person who inherits them. You can eliminate the income tax on bonds you plan to redeem by donating them to WNET. Because WNET is tax-exempt, 100 percent of your gift of savings bonds will go to supporting the public media you love.

Cash Gifts

Cash is the simplest asset to donate and the quickest way to make an immediate impact for WNET. A gift of cash may also be income tax deductible. Click here to make an immediate contribution.

You Make It Possible

The WNET Group is made up of THIRTEEN, WLIW, WLIW-FM, NJ PBS, NJ Spotlight, ALL ARTS — media made possible by all of you.

The Impact of Your Giving


could expand our portfolio of news programming

to fill critical gaps in public media and in the overall news landscape while deepening a long-standing commitment to diversity in front of and behind the camera.


could enable unparalleled access to high-quality arts content

 through programs and platforms such as American Masters, Great Performances, and ALL ARTS, each highlighting diverse artists from the past, present, and future.


could underwrite a new digital transformation,

fundamentally changing production, distribution and the ways we engage audiences to reach younger viewers and provide viewers with access to unique experiences. 

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