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Donate Monthly to Support Public Media 

Join our circle of more than 40,000 sustainers who believe in PBS North Carolina’s mission to uplift and engage communities across the state. 

Show your ongoing commitment to public media with an automated monthly donation through your checking account or credit card. With that donation, you’ll receive exclusive access to Passport’s vast library of PBS content plus receive a delivery of our monthly programming guide! 

Why Become a Sustaining Member?


Your monthly donation allows us to take a planned, long-term approach, assuring stable funding and no gaps in our service to North Carolinians. 

Generational Impact

We aim to reach every child and family in every corner of North Carolina—at no cost to them. Your donations ensure they have access to the memorable storytelling and educational content that PBS is known for. 

Cost Efficiency

Automated monthly giving means lower administrative costs for us—and less paper waste on membership renewal mailings—so more of your contribution goes to where it is needed most: helping North Carolinians. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about a lapse in your membership.  

Two Ways to Give Monthly

Already a Sustainer? 

Have questions about your sustaining monthly contribution? We have answers.

Explore frequently asked questions below. If you don’t find the answer you need, call us at 1-888-292-7070, Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM, or email  

I just pledged monthly by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). When will funds be transferred from my account? 

Funds will be transferred on the 5th or 20th of the month, whichever option you choose. 

I just pledged monthly by credit card. When will my credit card be charged? 

Your first monthly gift will be charged 1–2 business days after you’ve made your pledge. After that, your card will be charged on or around that same day every month. If you’d like to request a specific date, please email

How can I update the credit/debit card or checking account information on my Sustaining Membership? 

Click here or email

How can I make a one-time contribution in addition to my monthly giving?

Please click here to make your additional gift. 

As a sustainer, do I receive a thank you gift? 

Yes, sustainers are eligible to receive a thank you gift (or gifts) equivalent to your annual giving level. If you have questions regarding the gift selection or to confirm your eligibility, please email

When can I expect my thank you gift? 

It will be delivered 2–4 weeks following the date of your request. 

I’m already a sustaining donor with a thank you gift, but I saw something I liked during a fundraising program. May I get another thank you gift? 

Yes, however depending on the donation level of the gift and the date of your last thank you gift, PBS North Carolina may need to adjust your sustaining donation to account for both gifts, as donors can only have one membership. 

Are my monthly donations tax deductible? 

PBS North Carolina is a nonprofit organization. Your contribution to PBS North Carolina is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. PBS North Carolina’s tax identification number is 56-6172047. 

Can I schedule my sustaining payments to occur quarterly rather than monthly? 

Yes, although we recommend a monthly giving schedule, you may choose to have payments transferred quarterly, bi-annually or even annually. Please contact us at to set up your giving schedule. 

How can I stop my monthly sustaining contribution?

If you became a sustaining donor and received a thank you gift within the past year, you may convert to the one-time donation amount. This keeps your membership active for a full year. If you became a sustaining donor and did not request a thank you gift, you may request to cancel your membership at any time by emailing Please be certain you receive a message back from us confirming that we have stopped your monthly contributions. 

As a sustainer, is my contribution still eligible for a match if I work for a Matching Gift company? 

Yes, the match will be based on the full amount of your contribution. Companies participating in the Matching Gift program will only match once your entire contribution is received in full.