Support MFPG and OutCasting

oc-home-studio-2014-10-01MFPG is a nonprofit organization fully recognized as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  We are entirely nonprofit and noncommercial, but like any other business we have expenses that must be paid.  We rely on individual donations and foundation and corporate grants so that we can continue to produce OutCasting, public radio's LGBTQ youth program, and so that we can expand into other areas with new programs.

Why support OutCasting?

  • We go in-depth with our subjects, providing deep insights into issues that are often complicated.
  • We provide a forum for the discussion of issues that are rarely mentioned in the mainstream media.
  • OutCasting provides a unique opportunity for LGBTQ youth and their allies, empowering them and giving them a voice that they would not have otherwise.
  • LGBTQ youth are often at risk — sometimes in unstable family situations because of their identity; sometimes in physical danger in school and elsewhere; and statistically at higher risk of suicide.  They often lack the information and resources that enable them to protect themselves, and and it's essential to provide support and nurturing for them in a safe environment.
  • For our youth participants, OutCasting is an oasis, a safe space where they can make friends with similar interests and discuss their LGBTQ identities and the issues they face.  It empowers them by enabling them to explore and research these issues and talk about them to an audience reached by the more than 45 public radio stations that carry OutCasting.  It helps them to grow into their identities with self-assurance and pride.
  • As a participatory activity, OutCasting also provides our young producers with training, education, and experience in the real-world environment of producing a nationally distributed public radio program.
  • As a public radio program, OutCasting provides information and perspective to listeners all over the country.  Because it is aimed at — and heard by — not only the LGBTQ audience but a broad spectrum of the general public, it can help create a more stable and accepting environment for LGBTQ people by shedding light on issues that are unfortunately still divisive.
  • And by presenting in-depth exploration of LGBTQ issues, we also help LGBTQ youth — listeners and participants alike — envision a positive future for themselves.

For gifts above $250, please consider sending a check.  At those levels, the percentages that the online services take start to add up.

You can make an online donation through

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Network For Good is more closely aligned with the nonprofit community, so it's a better way to donate.

Please consider monthly giving.  It's one of the best ways to ensure a steady funding stream for OutCasting and it's an easier way to make a significant donation.   If you give $50 a month, that's a $600 annual donation to MFPG; $100 a month gets you over the $1,000 mark annually and turns you into a major donor.  But whatever works best for you is fine.

After you give, please check with your employer to see if it has a matching gift program — many companies have one, and it's an easy way to leverage your donation to have a bigger benefit for MFPG.

If you prefer to send a check, our address is:

Media for the Public Good, Inc.
21 Brookside Lane
Dobbs Ferry, New York  10522
Attention: Pledge

Other ways to support MFPG and OutCasting

 

The Equality Card is a Visa credit card specifically designed for the LGBTQ community.  By using the card, 1% of your purchases will be donated to MFPG at no cost to you — and these donations are tax-deductible.

Of course, we encourage you to shop locally when you can.  But if you shop at Amazon, some products are available through Amazon Smile, and the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchases to MFPG.

 

 

 

 


 

  


 

Special note about OutCasting

We are actively seeking underwriters (businesses and nonprofit organizations) and Founding Supporters — people, businesses, foundations, and anyone else who wants to support LGBTQ youth and allies and their involvement with OutCasting through tax-deductible donations of any amount — and particularly major donations of $10,000 and above.

If you're interested in showing your support of the LGBTQ community by empowering its young members, please have a look at the the Join OutCasting page to see what youth participants are saying about the show.  Then, if you like what you see, call us at (914) 674-0900 Ext. 58 or send us an e-mail.  Or just make your donation as described at the top of this page.

Thank you.

 

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