WHY DO WE HOPE YOU’LL HELP US?

We’re the TED-Ed team — a scrappy group of fifteen educators and artists who need your help to spread knowledge and opportunities to everyone, everywhere, for free. Why? Because smart, empowered people make the world a better, happier and safer place.

TED-Ed is a nonprofit. Your donations through Patreon are tax-deductible, and your support allows our small team to dream big.

WHAT DO WE DO?

1. OUR VIDEOS EDUCATE PEOPLE 
We turn teachers’ best lessons into high-quality animated videos and share them online, for free. The videos are currently being viewed by over 2 million learners per day. With your support, they could be dubbed into multiple languages and help educate billions of people around the world.

2. OUR PROGRAMS EMPOWER PEOPLE
We’ve developed two dynamic programs — TED-Ed Clubs and the TED-Ed Educator Program — that help students and educators master the art of public speaking. These free, empowering programs have already supercharged participants’ voices in over 120 countries. With your support, we believe we could celebrate the best ideas of an entire generation of teachers and students from TED’s main stage.

3. OUR PLATFORM CONNECTS PEOPLE
Our free online platform, which has won 11 Webby Awards, helps millions of people around the world connect with big ideas, and connect with each other. With your support, we’d be able to facilitate more amazing cultural exchanges like these

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EDUCATE PEOPLE

We'll be able to work with more educators and more animators to produce even more TED-Ed videos. We'll also begin creating a translation & voice-dubbing system that will allow us to publish each video in multiple languages.

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EMPOWER PEOPLE

We'll be able to turn our highly effective student and teacher voice programs -- TED-Ed Clubs and the TED-Ed Educator Program -- into two scalable, video-based courses. The courses will empower people everywhere to share their best ideas through TED-Ed's channels, and from TED's main stage...

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CONNECT PEOPLE

We'll have the capacity to host thousands of live "connect calls" (see video in main section of this page) on a daily basis. These calls allow students throughout the world to engage in cultural exchanges and to celebrate each other's boldest ideas. We'll also have the capacity to roll out regional TED-Ed events in communities throughout the world.

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FORMS OF FRIENDSHIP

OWAD PLUS

$5 or more per month

Patrons who provide $5/month will receive:

1. Bi-Monthly Q & A with Dr. Peterson live on YouTube.

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BEAUTY OF LANGUAGE

$5 or more per month

Patrons who provide $5/month will receive:

1. Bi-Monthly Q & A with Dr. Peterson live on YouTube.

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PROFESSIONAL ADVANTAGE

$5 or more per month

Patrons who provide $5/month will receive:

1. Bi-Monthly Q & A with Dr. Peterson live on YouTube.

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SUPPORTER

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Patrons who provide $5/month will receive:

1. Bi-Monthly Q & A with Dr. Peterson live on YouTube.

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