About Independence Public Media Foundation
Independence Public Media of Philadelphia, Inc. was founded in 1981 and has been developing a fresh approach to public media ever since.
Independence Public Media Foundation is currently continuing its transition from a public broadcaster to a foundation. The organization grew out of Independence Public Media of Philadelphia, Inc., a public broadcaster that operated WYBE Channel 35 in the Philadelphia market. Independence Media relinquished its broadcast license in 2017 as part of the FCC Broadcast Incentive Auction and received a one-time payment of $131.5 million.
The Foundation has a vision of the citizens of Greater Philadelphia creating and sharing information, ideas, and stories that foster shared understanding and mutual respect, an engaged and informed citizenry, and dynamic, thriving communities.
The Foundation hopes to achieve this vision by funding and supporting media and related programs that strengthen and connect diverse voices and foster greater understanding across communities in Greater Philadelphia.