TED-Ed is creating videos and revolutionizing education
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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:



So, what do you say? Will you pledge a small monthly donation to help us achieve our goals? Every little bit helps, and your kindness will be rewarded with some pretty awesome perks!

Thanks,
The TED-Ed Team

Rewards
Community Updates + Access to TED-Ed's Secret Shop
$1 or more per month
Exclusive access to our Patreon Newsfeed + early access to secret items in the TED-Ed Shop. What's in the newsfeed? Fun updates, behind-the-scenes footage, stories about our process and more. What's in the secret areas of the shop? Secret stuff.
Digital Backgrounds
$2 or more per month
Everything above, plus each month we’ll send you a set of customized downloadable wallpapers and phone backgrounds featuring beautiful artwork and characters from your favorite TED-Ed Animations. 
Coloring Competition!
$3 or more per month
Everything above, plus each month we’ll send you digital (and printable) TED-Ed coloring book pages. Send us a copy/picture of your best work and we’ll hang it around our office and/or feature it on the TED-Ed Blog. 
Haiku Heaven
$4 or more per month
Everything above, plus exclusive access to a video haiku that provides a cryptic sneak peek of next month's TED-Ed Animations. The haiku will be performed by one of our beloved narrators -- Addison, Pen-Pen, Julianna or Susan.
Immortality
$5 or more per month
Everything above, plus we'll permanently feature your name in the YouTube description of at least one of our videos each month. For as long as you're a Patron at this level, we'll also feature your name on our website's wall of fame. The prominence of your name on the wall of fame will be based on how long you support us at this level, so become a Patron today!
Philanthropic Euphoria
$25 or more per month
Everything above, plus you’ll have all the warm fuzzies knowing that a year of supporting us at this level will make it possible for a TED-Ed Club Member to attend a live TED-Ed event in NYC on a scholarship. Questions about this tier? Contact us at [email protected] 
Become a TED-Ed Character
$1,000 or more per month
Everything above, plus your likeness, or the likeness of a person of your choosing (i.e. your child or friend), will be designed, animated and featured within a TED-Ed video and shared with millions of people. We’ll also acknowledge you (or them) by name in the video’s end credits. Note: You can do this as a one-time donation.
Goals
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3. CONNECT MORE 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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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:



So, what do you say? Will you pledge a small monthly donation to help us achieve our goals? Every little bit helps, and your kindness will be rewarded with some pretty awesome perks!

Thanks,
The TED-Ed Team

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Rewards
Community Updates + Access to TED-Ed's Secret Shop
$1 or more per month
Exclusive access to our Patreon Newsfeed + early access to secret items in the TED-Ed Shop. What's in the newsfeed? Fun updates, behind-the-scenes footage, stories about our process and more. What's in the secret areas of the shop? Secret stuff.
Digital Backgrounds
$2 or more per month
Everything above, plus each month we’ll send you a set of customized downloadable wallpapers and phone backgrounds featuring beautiful artwork and characters from your favorite TED-Ed Animations. 
Coloring Competition!
$3 or more per month
Everything above, plus each month we’ll send you digital (and printable) TED-Ed coloring book pages. Send us a copy/picture of your best work and we’ll hang it around our office and/or feature it on the TED-Ed Blog. 
Haiku Heaven
$4 or more per month
Everything above, plus exclusive access to a video haiku that provides a cryptic sneak peek of next month's TED-Ed Animations. The haiku will be performed by one of our beloved narrators -- Addison, Pen-Pen, Julianna or Susan.
Immortality
$5 or more per month
Everything above, plus we'll permanently feature your name in the YouTube description of at least one of our videos each month. For as long as you're a Patron at this level, we'll also feature your name on our website's wall of fame. The prominence of your name on the wall of fame will be based on how long you support us at this level, so become a Patron today!
Philanthropic Euphoria
$25 or more per month
Everything above, plus you’ll have all the warm fuzzies knowing that a year of supporting us at this level will make it possible for a TED-Ed Club Member to attend a live TED-Ed event in NYC on a scholarship. Questions about this tier? Contact us at [email protected] 
Become a TED-Ed Character
$1,000 or more per month
Everything above, plus your likeness, or the likeness of a person of your choosing (i.e. your child or friend), will be designed, animated and featured within a TED-Ed video and shared with millions of people. We’ll also acknowledge you (or them) by name in the video’s end credits. Note: You can do this as a one-time donation.