A group of children dances with a girl muppet and Elmo

Social Impact Initiatives

Making a Difference for Children in Need

Most people know us for our flagship television show, but Sesame Workshop is so much more: we’re a nonprofit organization on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. What began as a simple yet revolutionary idea in 1969—to teach kids through television—has grown into a global phenomenon, reaching more than 150 countries and delivering proven, research-based early education to kids and families around the world.

Investing in early education pays real dividends; we believe it’s the key to tackling the world’s biggest challenges and giving every child a chance for success. Our philanthropically-funded initiatives help millions of children and achieve measurable impact in the US and abroad, all with the help of the beloved and enduring Muppets of Sesame Street.

Less than 3% of global humanitarian funding goes to education, and just a sliver of that to early education.

An estimated 1 in 59 kids in the United States is diagnosed on the autism spectrum. See Amazing is there for them and their families.