KQED’s mission is to provide Bay Area residents with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, convene community dialogue, bring the arts to the public, and engage audiences to share their stories. Its programming includes national content from NPR and PBS, and original content produced by KQED focused on news, arts, science, Bay Area life, and education.
This grant provides general support. In additional to their traditional programming through KQED Public Television and KQED Public Radio, the organization develops content and applications for digital platforms to promote learning. Two of the most salient examples are KQED Science’s “Deep Look,” a popular online series that uses ultra-HD videos to examine the science of nature beyond the normal visible range, and KQED Teach, an online platform that supports educators in developing skills to effectively bring digital media into the classroom.