The Innovation Fund In Action

The installation of the new radio and television transmitters on a taller tower in the Fall of 2020 was the first step to reaching more people in Greater Houston. The continuing support of the Innovation Fund directly impacts our audience reach (signal strength) with safe, guarded technology and infrastructure that allows us to provide expanded services to our community.

Mission Investment $5MM

Innovation for Tomorrow

The $5MM Innovation Fund will allow Houston Public Media to maintain a strong infrastructure and continue to serve as a Community Catalyst for Greater Houston. Beyond the operating budget, the Innovation Fund ensures that we meet the growing needs of future Houstonians with technology and content that promotes civic engagement, educational opportunity, cultural reflection, points of connection and advancement of a safe and healthy community.

Connected Community



I SEE U with Eddie Robinson
Houston Matters with Craig Cohen
Town Square with Ernie Manouse
Party Politics


Expanded, Diverse Programming and Conversations that Connect Communities

Informed Community




The Texas Newsroom Collaboration with 27 Texas Stations


Interviews with Newsmakers Every Year on Houston Matters and Town Square


Person Local Newsroom


Houston’s 24/7 News Leader and Designated Bureau for PBS and NPR for News in Texas

Safe & Healthy Community


Safe & Healthy


Public Safety Alerts to More Than 7 Million People


KUHF is the Dedicated LP1 Station for the Region

Coronavirus News and Resources
Storm Ready: Preparing for Hurricane Season


Expanded, Collaboration with City, County, State, Education, Medical, and Health Stakeholders

Educated Community




Local Users Reached through PBS Kids and 40K+ weekly viewers


PBS Kids Channel Curriculum based children’s programming


PBS LearningMedia educational digital resources

Houston Public Media Spelling Bee

796 Schools, 80K+ Students, 41 School Districts, 14 Countries

Career Frontier


A Valued Resource for Developing the Next Generation of Leaders Through Multimedia and Experiential Learning

Inspired Community



Strategic Partnerships with Arts Organizations

Diverse Programming with
Front-Row Seats to PBS, Create, and NPR Arts, Culture and Lifestyle

Stories from the Storm
Voices and Verses: A Poem-a-Day Series


The Destination for Content Reflective of the Most Diverse City in America

No-Barrier Access to More than

7MM People

Expanded audience reach from community support of the Innovation Fund.

Expanded audience reach from community support of the Innovation Fund. Includes zoomed in map of southeast Texas, which encompasses the broadcast area of KUHF and KUHT

Learn How the Innovation Fund Impacts the

Next Generation of Houstonians

Innovation Fund


  • Amegy Bank Foundation
  • Dr. Carol Baker
  • Melza & Ted Barr
  • Birkman International
  • Angela Bishop
  • Helene Harding & Dr. Patrick Briggs
  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • Kathy Butler
  • Kathleen & Dr. Robert Byrd
  • Estate of Adraia Chazanow
  • Chevron
  • Janet F. Clark
  • Virginia Clark
  • Pamela Parks & Teresa Coleman
  • Marian & Paul Cones
  • Ginny & Mike Conway
  • Estate of Marilyn Cribbs
  • The Cullen Foundation
  • Elkins Foundation
  • William (Brad) Fagan
  • Margaret & Vince Foster
  • Hamill Foundation
  • Cynthia Holliday
  • Houston Endowment
  • Estate of Shirley & Robert Johnston
  • Betty & Dr. James Key
  • Jane & Stanley Krauhs
  • Neice & Kenny Lang
  • Susan & Collin Loewen
  • Estate of John Martin
  • Ed & Jean Mathews Foundation
  • Carolyn & Larry McConathy
  • John P. McGovern Foundation
  • W.T. & Louise J. Moran Foundation
  • Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation
  • Linda Petersen
  • Linda Peterson
  • Gregory Piegari
  • Charlotte Proehl Foundation
  • Ed Rachal Foundation
  • Rand Group
  • Barbara & J. Victor Samuels
  • Kathy Sanders
  • Jean & Robert Schwarz
  • Karin & Leo Shipman
  • Barrett Sides
  • Rebecca Marvil & Brian Smyth
  • Anne-Laure & Steve Stephens
  • The Nancy & Peter Thompson Charitable Gift Fund
  • Union Pacific
  • John Walsh
  • Debbie Wernet
  • Ellen & Arthur Williford
  • Sally Worthington
  • Ellen Yarrell
  • Elena & John Zaccaria
  • Edith & Robert Zinn

To Find Out More on How You Can

Support the Innovation Fund

Lynne Cook, Chief Development Officer

Lynne Cook

Chief Development Officer


Mary Ann Marucci, Sr. Director of Advancement

Mary Ann Marucci

Sr. Director of Advancement