Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)

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  • First Grant
  • Total Number of Grants
    5
  • Cumulative Grant Amounts
    $3,295,000
 

Founded in 1961 and based in Arlington, Virginia, the Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA) is a public broadcasting station, serving the surrounding community with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them.

WETA reaches 1.3 million Washington D.C.-area viewers each week on average. The station’s national productions include Ken Burns’ televisions series over the past 30 years, including The Civil War and Baseball. It also produces news and public affairs series such as PBS NewsHour and Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.

WETA has also developed education multimedia services for parents and educators with the overriding goal of making learning available to all. In the local community, WETA offers Ready To Learn workshops that teach families, childcare providers and educators how to leverage public television's children’s programs to help young viewers learn to read.

 

recent grants

Science NewsHour Science Programming
 

Organization

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)


  • date awarded

    Jul 2019

  • amount

    $1,500,000

  • term

    38 months

 
Science NewsHour STEM Programing
 

Organization

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)


  • date awarded

    Apr 2016

  • amount

    $1,000,000

  • term

    38 months

 

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