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The $100,000 grant will support local journalism efforts, the station’s Mackinac Policy Conference coverage, and PBS’ home improvement program, “This Old House.”

Detroit (March 27, 2024) – Detroit PBS recently announced that Masco Corporation awarded a $100,000 grant to the station to help fund its local journalism, its policy and leadership initiatives, and home improvement programming such as PBS’ “This Old House.”

“Detroit PBS is grateful to Masco for its long-time partnership and generosity as we continue to bring balanced, in-depth, and meaningful content to those across Southeast Michigan,” said CEO/President Rich Homberg. “These funds will also empower us all the more to amplify our efforts in diversity, journalism, policy, and leadership.”

Masco’s grant serves as another revenue stream for Detroit PBS as it seeks new ways to create fresh, responsive content in the fast-moving and disruptive world of media. It will empower Detroit PBS in its ongoing commitment to engaging communities across Southeast Michigan. The grant will be divided among three programming initiatives.

First, it allows Detroit PBS to develop new content through Detroit PBS journalism hubs, American Black Journal, and One Detroit, as they cover critical issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion, arts and culture, education, community development, affordable housing, and the future of work.

Secondly, the grant also supports Detroit PBS’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Mackinac Policy Conference, a confluence of Michigan’s most influential leaders who discuss the state’s economic future. By livestreaming every keynote and panel discussion, Detroit PBS makes the entire conference accessible to those across the nation and beyond.

Lastly, the grant will support the local presentation of the popular home improvement show “This Old House,” which helps provide insight into DIY projects and connects brands with homeowners and contractors.

“Masco is proud to be a longtime supporter of Detroit PBS and its work to enrich the lives of Southeastern Michigan residents through local news coverage and quality programming,” said Masco’s Director of Communications and Corporate Giving, Sue Sabo.

About Detroit PBS
Detroit PBS is Michigan’s only community-licensed public television station, operating independently of any educational institution or governmental entity. With more than 2 million weekly viewers across its four TV channels, it is the state’s largest and most watched public television station, boasting the most diverse public television audience in America.

About Masco Corporation
Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels, and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, including a complete list of our brands, visit


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