Building a
place of trust.

KQED is transforming to better serve you, our valued listeners, readers and viewers. We launched Campaign 21 to fund digital production and distribution, grow our reporting teams and renovate our headquarters. We are modernizing how we produce and distribute programs, and engage with you.

Join us in building a more informed and inspired future where we can all be involved.

Ways to Support Campaign 21

  • Make a multi-year pledge
  • Fund a specific need
  • Give by stock, Donor Advised Fund, wire transfer
  • To learn more about KQED's transformation and how you can participate, please contact us:

    Call: (415) 553-8497

    50 Beale Street
    Attn: KQED, Campaign 21
    San Francisco 94105

    Campaign 21—expanding programming and transforming our building

    KQED’s editorial staff has nearly doubled in size over the last decade, helping ensure that we can tell the stories that matter most from every angle, and deliver them to you however you get your news—radio, television, phone, tablet, computer, smart speaker, etc.

    KQED has changed, now we must renovate our building to match. The redesigned headquarters will feature a modern multi-disciplinary newsroom to house our expanded team of journalists, new digital spaces and additional edit suites, state-of-the-art technical infrastructure and new community convening spaces.

    Watch KQED's Transformation
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    Guided Virtual Tour
    A Message from KQED President Michael Isip
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    Campaign 21 FAQs
    What are Campaign 21 contributions making possible?
  • Expanded team of journalists
  • Modern multi-disciplinary newsroom
  • New digital production space and additional edit suites
  • State-of-the-art technical infrastructure
  • New community convening spaces—featuring The Commons
  • Why is KQED renovating?
    We’ve outgrown the space a modern media organization needs to serve today’s diverse audiences. A renovated facility will house our growing team of journalists, and invite our audiences to engage with reporters and each other.
    Project Leadership
    KQED’s transformation is being guided by its executive staff and a volunteer Board of leaders from across the Bay Area. External partners include architects EHDD, Cahill Construction and Oppenheim Lewis, project management.
    When can I visit KQED’s new building?
    Construction is expected to conclude in 2021, and we look forward to celebrating with you soon after.
    What is the philanthropic goal; How much has KQED raised?
    Campaign 21 is a $135 million dollar investment in KQED’s future. To date more than $100 million has been secured. Campaign gifts provide special philanthropic support over and above annual membership. We invite you to be part of this historic effort.
    How will KQED recognize my gift?
    KQED will recognize all Campaign 21 supporters—no matter the amount. For individuals making gifts of $250,000 or more, there are opportunities to name spaces in the building. To discuss your philanthropic vision, please connect with the Campaign team at or 415-553-8497.
    SF Chronicle
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    Curbed SF
    KQED Breaks Ground on Major Renovation for its Headquarters
    Architects Newspaper
    Major Renovation of KQED Headquarters Signals Renewed Commitment to its Public Presence