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Foundation Support
Information about Foundation and Government support

WAMU 88.5 FM gratefully acknowledges the contributions from private, family, corporate and community foundations including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. These valuable partnerships help make possible our high quality programming and community involvement.

Foundation and government support often provides the seed money for new projects and helps sustain ongoing operations. Approximately 10% of WAMU's annual budget comes from foundation and government grants.

To learn more about the ways your foundation can support WAMU, please contact Susan Thomas at 202-885-3819 or at sthomas@wamu.org.

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