Gift Planning

Across the nation, local news is struggling to survive. We refuse to let that happen here. That’s why we’ve launched the KQED Legacy Challenge. Share a few details with us by December 2023, and our Legacy Challenge sponsors will activate a matching gift in your honor. Will you rise to the Challenge?

Contact Gift Planning

Our Gift Planning Department is available to answer your questions about giving to KQED. You can contact us by:

Call: (415) 553-2230

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

KQED Gift Planning Department
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Donor Stories
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KQED Legacy Society Member Laurie smiles as she sits on the deck of her home, with trees in the background
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KQED Legacy Society Members Gregg and Victor sit in their living room
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KQED Legacy Society Members Paul and Becky walk arm in arm along a lush park pathway
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A Message from Mark Jones, J.D.

KQED’s supporters turn to us for content that invites them to experience the worlds of public affairs, nature, science, and food; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take a front-row seat for world-class drama and performances. By making a gift to our endowment, you will partner with KQED in enriching our community in these and other ways for generations to come.

The following pages are designed to help you choose your legacy gift using a planned approach. Our seasoned team is here for you and your advisors. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you, show you around our studios, and introduce you to some of our outstanding journalists and producers. Thank you.

– Mark Jones, J.D.
Sr. Director, Gift Planning & Endowment
(415) 553-2357

Planned Giving Options


Ensure public media will be enjoyed by future generations with a gift to our endowment.
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Wills & Living Trusts

You can make a gift (bequest) to a charitable organization through your will or living trust.
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Retirement Plans

Retirement plan assets are one of the most tax-advantaged charitable gifts.
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Get partially tax-free income for life with a charitable gift of $20,000 or more.
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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Convert highly appreciated securities or real estate into income for life.
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Real Estate

Donating marketable real estate can be a creative way to make a significant gift.
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Qualified Charitable Distributions

Make a tax-free gift directly to KQED from your Individual Retirement Account.
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Stocks & Mutual Funds

Using appreciated stock or mutual funds is a tax-wise way to fund your gift to KQED.
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KQED now accepts donations in the form of cryptocurrency.
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Memorials & Tributes

KQED welcomes gifts and pledges In Memoriam and in tribute.
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Donor-Advised Funds.

Direct a contribution through your donor-invested account.
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