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Sesame Workshop (SW)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

SW is a television broadcaster based in New York, NY that was founded in 1970. As of 2018 they had $135 million in revenue and $340 million in assets.

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more. Sesame Workshop's mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

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Program areas at SW

Creation and Distribution of Educational Media. Sesame workshop creates educational content for preschool children and distributes that content in the U.S. and around the world, across various media platforms including television, radio, print, online, mobile, digital and home entertainment. The content follows a whole child curriculum and is designed to give vulnerable children equal and early access to preschool learning. Sesame workshop is most well-known for its flagship educational program "sesame street." the show currently broadcasts multiple times a day in the U.S. on the public broadcasting service (PBS), which is available for free in 98% of households with televisions. In addition to its presence on PBS and other television and digital platforms, "sesame street" videos, interactive games and other educational content are available free of charge for users on, and Including its distribution on broadcast and cable TV and its presence on various digital platforms, "Sesame ...

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL IMPACT. Sesame Workshop partners with local experts, including educators, donors, media organizations, government ministries and NGOs, to develop, produce and evaluate adaptations of "Sesame Street" that are tailored to meet the educational needs of a particular country or region. The scope of our international social impact work ranges from country-specific initiatives -- such as in India, Bangladesh, South Africa and Afghanistan -- to multi-country initiatives and regional projects. Sesame Workshop also provides technical training to local organizations to build capacity in educational programming and the use of media to deliver educational content. These projects may consist of multiple distribution platforms, depending on the needs of the specific territory, including television, radio, mobile, print, digital, community viewing, and outreach activities. Throughout fiscal year 2018, Sesame Workshop continued robust social impact work in and across multiple countries and regions with an emphasis on South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle ...

U.S. SOCIAL IMPACT. In addition to distributing its educational content on mass media platforms, Sesame Workshop creates and distributes multi-media educational initiatives and materials that are targeted to specific at-risk audiences or that address specific educational needs. Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children continues to provide resources to families, teachers, and caregivers around the country to provide a greater understanding about autism and tools to help families touched by autism. We continued to expand the bi-lingual resources available to our constituents in fiscal year 2018, including new videos, new digital routine cards and a new storybook featuring Julia, our autistic Muppet, and her family. The videos and routine cards are distributed across multiple platforms free of charge, including YouTube and the website. One hundred thousand copies of the story book were printed and made available for free to our network of our community partners. It was ...

Form 990s for SW

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Aug 17, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 10, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 5, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Aug 26, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for SW

Total grants, contributions, etc.$44,958,091
Program services$52,299,529
Investment income and dividends$217,049
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$34,503,740
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,099,834
Net income from fundraising events$-428,774
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,123,746
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$135,773,215

Vendors for SW

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-03-17
██████Fundraising software2020-03-03
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
█████ ████████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-07-12
█████████ ███████ ███ ██████████ █Production Services$1,820,5452018-06-01
█████ ██████████Gala$70,0002018-06-01
█████ ███████Production Services$850,0902018-06-01
███████ ███████Production Services$1,733,9802018-06-01
...and 13 more vendors

Personnel at SW

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jeffrey D. DunnPresident and Chief Executive Officer$665,590May 27, 2020
Daryl MintzExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$403,801May 27, 2020
██████ █ █████Chief Development Officer$365,755June 30, 2018
██████ ███████Vice President Executive Producer Sesame Lang.-May 27, 2020
█████ ███Executive Vice President Human Resources$347,633May 27, 2020
█████ ██████Executive Vice President Strategy Research and Ventures$355,989May 27, 2020
█████████ ████████ █████Vice President for Education and Research-May 27, 2020
████████ ███████████ █████Vice President , Outreach and Educational Practices-May 27, 2020
███ ██████ █████████Senior Vice President Creative Development$340,450May 27, 2020
██████ █████ ████████Senior Vice President and GM , Edu Media and Licensing$365,946June 30, 2018
...and nine more key personnel

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