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Monthly Giving

Sustaining Members keep Iowa PBS strong, ensuring that everyone in our community has access to high-quality programming - programs that educate, enlighten and entertain us every day.

What is a Sustainer?

Sustainers are Iowa PBS members who agree to make ongoing monthly gifts through their checking accounts (EFT) or credit/debit cards.  As a Sustainer, you can change or stop your monthly gifts at any time.

Why become a Sustainer?

  • Your membership and benefits never expire
  • It's convenient and efficient
  • More of your dollars go to the programs you value
  • You automatically qualify for Iowa PBS Passport

If you're already a Sustaining member, thank you!  If this page doesn't answer your questions, please call us at (800) 728-2828 (our answering service will take a message after business hours) or email

  Let us know whether or not you would like to receive the Friends Member Card.


Q. How can I change the way I make my monthly gifts?

A. We have two online options to change the way you make your monthly gifts:


Q. How can I change my contact information?

A. You have three easy options to change your contact information:


Q. I want to update my credit card or bank information but I don't want to enter my information online.

A. You can send us a letter in the mail.  If you're updating your bank information, please include your signature to authorize your monthly giving amount, and a voided check.
     Mail to: Sustainers, Friends of Iowa PBS, PO Box 6400, Johnston, IA  50131


Q. As a Sustaining member, can I request a thank-you gift?

 A. Yes, you can request a thank-you gift each year, as long as it's valued at or below the amount of your annual giving.  Please select one of the links below to select a gift now.


Q. Can I also join the Iowa PBS Kids Club?

 A. Yes, KIDS Club membership for up to four children (ages 10 and younger) is complimentary to members who donate $10/month ($120/ year) or more.

Q. Is my Sustaining giving tax deductible?

 A. Yes, your gifts are tax deductible, minus the fair market value of any thank-you gifts you receive.  You can view and print your tax receipt at any time by setting up your own online member account.  You'll be mailed a summary of your annual giving in January each year.


Q.  What is Friends of Iowa PBS's Tax Identification Number?

A. Tax ID #: 42-1169207