Join the fun this Fall Pledge Drive!

KCPW’s pledge drives are eight-day, annual, community-wide efforts, powered by public radio champions like you. Make an impact for KCPW’s local public radio mission by helping to create a ripple effect of generosity throughout our community and leaving a lasting impression that you’re a member who cares.

Challenge grants range from $500 to $5,000 or more and can be issued by businesses, organizations or individuals. They can be designed to match a certain amount within an hour, as a one-day match, and/or a match to encourage a type of giving (such as additional gifts, first-time donations, or sustaining gifts).


What does a challenge grant sound like? A typical challenge grant script sounds like this:

This hour, [NAME] is matching all donations, up to $500. This is a chance to add even more value to your pledge and help KCPW reach its Fall funding goal that much faster. Thank you [NAME] for being a part of local public radio this hour!

NOTE: Challenge grantors are encouraged to join KCPW staff on-air to help make the pitch. Pitching can be done in-studio or remotely via phone or video link. If you’re interested, be sure to indicate it on the challenge grant sign-up form, and a KCPW staffer will reach out with more information and available times.

Questions? Please reach out to:
Toni Tietjen,, (801) 359-5279 ext. 220