Annual Fund

Requires ongoing support to maintain the operational stability we need to provide outstanding programs and services to the people of our region.

We need to raise $7 million…
We refer to our members, donors, underwriters and foundations as partners in our ongoing mission to serve the people of our region. More than 5,200 individuals have been members of Nine for more than 20 years.

The continuity of support is critical to the continuity of our work. Our programs and services have become part of the fabric of this region. Generations of children have grown up learning and acquiring important values from our programs. For decades, adults have been turning to us for trusted news and public affairs, arts and culture, science and technology, history and heritage, and a level of entertainment that is beyond the ordinary in its ability to absorb us and enrich our lives.


We have been a community-supported nonprofit organization since our inception. And our ability to serve the people of our region increases every day. We reach 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois with our digital signal and 100 counties through cable and satellite. The reach of our engagement web sites extends far beyond our region, but our focus is always on the St. Louis area.

Nine is #1 in primetime viewership and is regularly ranked the #1 most watched public television stations overall among 350 public stations across America.

Our signal reaches approximately 3 million people in our region with a 70% viewership accounting for more than 2 million viewers every month.