MPC Funders

MPC Funders

Harry Wiland and Dale Bell have raised over $10M since 2000 for their transmedia projects

MPC has an in-kind annual grant of $480,000 from Google to use for adword campaigns, but could use part of this grant for student recruitment

MPC could not tackle important initiatives without the support of our valued underwriters and corporate sponsors.


The following underwriters are foundations that have awarded us grants in support of our broadcast and media/educational outreach projects.

The American Automobile Association’s Foundation for Traffic Safety

The American Automobile Association’s Foundation for Traffic Safety’s mission is to identify problems, foster research that seeks solutions, and disseminate information and educational materials that promote good traffic safety procedures.

The Ahmanson Foundation

The Ahmanson Foundation seeks to build community for the common good with philanthropic interests in arts & humanities, education, human services, and health & medicine.


APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.


The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.


Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.

The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

The California Endowment

The California Endowment’s mission is to expand access to affordable, qual­ity health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation benefits individuals and communities primarily by supporting the preservation and enhancement of the built and natural environments through historic preservation, encouragement of quality architectural and landscape design, and conserving open space.

The Joseph Drown Foundation

The Joseph Drown Foundation’s goal is to assist individuals in becoming successful, self-sustaining, contributing citizens. The Foundation is interested in programs that break down any barrier that prevents a per­son from continuing to grow and learn.

The Educational Foundation of America

The Educational Foundation of America was established in 1959 to preserve the life­long altruistic commitment of its founders, Richard Prentice Ettinger and his wife, Elsie P. Ettinger in the areas of Arts & Education, the Environment, and Sustainable Population.

The Independent Television Service

The Independent Television Service (ITVS) brings independently-produced, high-quality public broadcast and new media programs to local, national and international audiences.

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation supports and fosters the provision of healthcare services, healthcare education, and, when appropriate, medical and scientific research.

The Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation fulfills its mission to promote human progress by helping to improve the lives of poor and low-income children and adults, particularly those living in under­served urban and rural areas.

The Langeloth Foundation

The Langeloth Foundation’s purpose is to promote and support effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma and to extend the availability of programs that promote healing to under­served populations.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

City of LA Bureau of Sanitation

The primary responsibility of the Bureau of Sanitation is to collect, clean and recycle solid and liquid waste generated by residential, commercial and industrial users in the City of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works provides core services to the people of Los Angeles County.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund

The Motion Picture & Television Fund works to enrich the lives of people in our Southern California entertainment community by continuously evolving to meet their health and human services needs. We are dedicated to offering programs and charitable services which are provided with compas­sion and respect for the dignity of the whole person.

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation seeks to assist Greater Cleveland’s organizations and leaders to improve the health and well-being of the Jewish and general communities now and for generations to come.

The Oram Foundation

The Oram Foundation supports projects and programs with promise of significant local or broader-reaching impacts on environmental quality and urban life. We seek to initiate change.

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) is responsible for fostering opportunities for business and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvanians to achieve a superior quality of life.

The City of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring that all residents enjoy a high quality of life.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our goal is clear: To help our society transform itself for the better.

City of Seattle

The city of Seattle: creating jobs, improving education, and building transit.

Service Employees International Union

We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

United Way

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Corporate Sponsors

Our corporate sponsors are corporations that have financially supported our various special PBS broadcast projects including And Thou Shalt Honor, Getting Around, Edens Lost & Found, Growing Greener Schools, Going To Green, and Designing Healthy Communities.


AT&T supports programs that address quality-of-life issues, with an emphasis on improving education and advancing community development.


Boeing has a responsibility to its stakeholders — including the communities where its employees live and work, and globally where its products are used — to be a good “corporate citizen” and lead by example.

CDM Smith

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide.


Evercare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives by ensuring access to high quality health care services for the underserved.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente: Good health is in your hands. Thrive.

Legacy Financial Services

Legacy Financial Services is dedicated to providing families, businesses and their employees the very best in supplemental insurance benefits.

Newman’s Own

Newman’s Own line of certified organic products.

United Health Wellness

United Health Wellness programs help members take charge of their health and well-being.


ScottsMiracle-Gro is committed to helping consumers around the world by providing them with innovative solutions to create beautiful and healthy lawns and gardens. We will be responsible stewards of our planet, a leading socially responsible online printing, marketing and technology firm, has established itself as a major player in the industry with its distinct vision and clear approach to helping small businesses grow.