Thanks to our funding partners
We rely on our funders’ support to bring the Sesame Workshop mission to life. Their collective commitment enables us to harness the educational power of media to benefit children around the world. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our current sponsors and partners, without whom our work to educate and inspire children would not be possible.
A proud sponsor of Sesame Street, Beaches Resorts has three family vacation resorts in the Caribbean.
Chrysler Pacifica shares Sesame Workshop’s commitment to families and children, and is a proud sponsor of Sesame Street on PBS.
The SeaWorld family of parks is proud to work with Sesame Street to continue engaging and inspiring children and their families.
Sesame Workshop’s initiatives in Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kosovo, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tanzania are made possible by generous support from the American people through USAID.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Generous funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting supports The Electric Company and the Talk, Listen, Connect initiative, including the broadcast special When Parents Are Deployed. CPB is a private corporation funded by the American people.
National Center for Telehealth & Technology
The National Center for Telehealth & Technology provides generous funding for the Sesame Street for Military Families program which helps military families cope with the challenges of deployments, homecomings, changes and death of a loved one.
The U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education’s generous support funds educational children’s programming such as Sesame Street, Dragon Tales, and The Electric Company.
PNC Grow Up Great is proud to sponsor the Happy, Healthy, Ready for School program, including Math Is Everywhere, and a recent initiative For Me, for You, for Later. PNC Grow Up Great is a $350 million, multi-year initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life.
The Gruss Lipper Family Foundation
Sesame Workshop is delighted to partner with the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation on Rechov Sumsum, the Israeli version of Sesame Street, and Shalom Sesame, a new series teaching American children about Israel and Jewish life.
American Greetings provides generous funding for Talk, Listen, Connect II and Emergency Preparedness initiatives. American Greetings also supports Sesame Workshop’s educational outreach efforts in Israel.
Merck Company Foundation
The Merck Company Foundation is proud to support Sesame Street Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget, as well as Sesame Street programming in China and Brazil.
Sesame Workshop & World Vision’s WASH UP! initiative aims to reduce the number of children suffering or dying from preventable and treatable diseases by providing access to meaningful sanitation and hygiene education. Launched in Zambia and expanded to Ghana, Mali, Niger, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Jordan, Lebanon, the Kurdish Region of Iraq, Honduras and Afghanistan, our goal is to reach and impact 3.5+ million children and caregivers in 15 countries across the world by 2020.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Galli Galli Sim Sim, Sesame Workshop’s locally produced Indian version of Sesame Street, is made possible in part by support from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
Sanlam, a leading financial services company, has been a proud supporter of Takalani Sesame since 2000, helping millions of young South Africans prepare for success in school and in life.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides generous funding for our Healthy Habits for Life initiative.
Mai Family Foundation
The Mai Family Foundation proudly supports Takalani Sesame, the South African adaptation of Sesame Street that utilizes a range of media platforms and community initiatives to address the educational needs of South Africa’s children.
Walmart provides generous funding to support military families through our Talk, Listen, Connect initiative as well as new programming to help our country’s most vulnerable children and families stay healthy and eat well on a limited budget.
The Jim Joseph Foundation
The Jim Joseph Foundation funds Shalom Sesame, a multimedia Jewish educational project for children, parents, and teachers in the U.S. The Foundation’s mission is to foster compelling, effective Jewish learning in the US.
Funds of Jewish Education Sponsored by Gruss Life Monument Funds and UJA Federation of NY
Funds of Jewish Education Sponsored by Gruss Life Monument Funds and UJA Federation of NY is proud to support the Shalom Sesame project, a multimedia Jewish educational project for children, parents, and teachers in the U.S.
IDP Foundation, Inc.
The IDP Foundation’s generous partnership supports the funding and development of a teacher training program including a pilot series of video training modules and caregiver/teacher manuals for distribution in Ghana through a network of schools participating in the Foundation’s IDP Rising Schools Program as well as in Nigeria through the Workshop’s Sesame Square project.
The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation through the Fundación SHE provides funding for the production of Barrio Sesamo, the Spanish adaptation of Sesame Street, with a focus on health, nutrition, the body, socio-economic well-being and social responsibility.
Schwab Charitable Fund
The Galli Galli Sim Sim Radiophone project, which addresses the educational needs of poor, disenfranchised children in India through an educational radio program with telephone and internet interfaces, is made possible in part by support from the Schwab Charitable Fund.
MetLife Foundation proudly supports Dream, Save, Do, Sesame Workshop’s multimedia global financial empowerment initiative, which is intended to help children and the adults in their lives acquire healthy financial skills and behaviors. The programming provides engaging content featuring the Sesame Street Muppets and language for discussion regarding setting goals, making plans, and taking small steps to achieve ones goals, as well as effective strategies for spending, saving, sharing, and donating.
Mount Sinai Heart
The Colombia Healthy Heart Initiative, under the auspices of Dr. Valentin Fuster and generously funded by the Santo Domingo family, is one of Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s global health projects and promotes healthy habits to Colombia’s children.
Qualcomm is proud to partner with Sesame Workshop on innovative mobile education initiatives in the United States, India and China.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sesame Street Water, a multi-media initiative promoting positive behaviors around sanitation and hygiene habits in children and their caregivers in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria, is made possible by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Tetra Pak is a proud supporter of Plaza Sésamo in Mexico, where together we are reaching children with important health and environmental content through messaging on milk cartons distributed to children in schools.
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is proud to sponsor Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day. The initiative supports early literacy development of children from birth to age five.
CA Technologies is a generous sponsor of Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More. CA Technologies is proud to support the development of creative and interactive programs that engage children in early STEM learning.
Major Funding Partners
- The Ted Arison Family Foundation (Israel)
- Bank of Jordan
- S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
- The Covenant Foundation
- Crown Family Philanthropies
- Emirates Foundation
- Fleury SA
- Fohs Foundation
- Guela Charitable Trust
- Heising-Simons Foundation
- JPMorgan Chase Foundation
- McCormick Foundation
- Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
- Mississippi Public Broadcasting
- National Parks Foundation/National Parks Service
- National Science Foundation
- New York Life Foundation
- New York State Office of Mental Health
- Open Society Institute
- Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation
- Alan B. Slifka Foundation
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation
- Righteous Persons Foundation
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Department of State
- Saudi Arabia Traffic Police
- Toys”R”Us Children’s Fund
- Bernard van Leer Foundation
- Sea World Parks & Entertainment
- The Procter & Gamble Company
- American Greetings
- Publications International, Ltd.
- Children’s Apparel Network
- Li & Fung USA
- Apple & Eve
- The Hain Celestial Group