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PBS Reno Receives $16,000 Grant from U.S. Bank Foundation

RENO, NV (February 6, 2024)PBS Reno announced today that it has received a generous $16,000 grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation. The grant will be used to support PBS Reno STEM Works, a digital-first series featuring businesses based in northern Nevada that offer careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

“Creating equitable opportunities for our community requires resources, and the continued support from the U.S. Bank Foundation helps us build and expand the innovative programs we proudly offer here at PBS Reno,” said Emma Glenn, PBS Reno Vice President of Development. “We are very appreciative of their support of our STEM Works program.”

PBS Reno STEM Works launched in 2021 with the goal of introducing a variety of exciting career opportunities to younger viewers and what it takes to work in the industry featured in each episode. PBS Reno STEM Worksdigital shorts provide a fun, fresh look at careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The award-earning digital-first series is hosted by Hana, who takes viewers to northern Nevada-based businesses including Tesla, Google, Desert Research Institute, NV Energy, Nevada Mining Association, and more. The digital shorts feature interviews with professionals in their respective fields as they discuss what makes their work interesting. The goal is to get more kids interested in STEM-related fields in their communities and beyond. 

“Supporting the development of small businesses and a dynamic workforce is an investment in today and our future,” said Arturo Pérez, community affairs manager at U.S. Bank. “We’re proud to work with organizations like PBS Reno to help people to succeed in their careers and build thriving communities.”

U.S. Bank is committed to powering human potential and creating lasting change in communities. The bank does this through the Community Possible platform, including philanthropy, community investments and team member volunteerism.


About PBS Reno

As of December 2023, PBS Reno is enjoyed by more than 288,000 monthly viewers in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California across several platforms including three broadcast channels (PBS Reno 5.1, Reno Create 5.2, and PBS KIDS on PBS Reno 5.3), a YouTube channel, YouTubeTV, online, livestreams, and digital platforms. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-earning, locally-produced content, with many local segments posted weekly to PBS Reno’s YouTube provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Curiosity Classroom Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life with standards-based lessons and activities. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as thousands of individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since September 29, 1983.


About U.S. Bank

U.S. Bancorp, with more than 70,000 employees and $663 billion in assets as of December 31, 2023, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company serves millions of customers locally, nationally and globally through a diversified mix of businesses including consumer banking, business banking, commercial banking, institutional banking, payments and wealth management. U.S. Bancorp has been recognized for its approach to digital innovation, community partnerships and customer service, including being named one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies and Fortune’s most admired superregional bank. To learn more, please visit the U.S. Bancorp website at and click on “About Us.” 

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