A group of children dances with a girl muppet and Elmo

Social Impact Initiatives

Making a Difference for Children in Need

Most people know us for our flagship television show, but Sesame Workshop is so much more: we’re a nonprofit organization on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. What began as a simple yet revolutionary idea in 1969—to teach kids through television—has grown into a global phenomenon, reaching more than 150 countries and delivering proven, research-based early education to kids and families around the world.

Investing in early education pays real dividends; we believe it’s the key to tackling the world’s biggest challenges and giving every child a chance for success. Our philanthropically funded initiatives help millions of children and achieve measurable impact in the US and abroad, all with the help of the beloved and enduring Muppets of Sesame Street.

Less than 3% of global humanitarian funding goes to education, and just a sliver of that to early education.

An estimated 1 in 59 kids in the United States is diagnosed on the autism spectrum. See Amazing is there for them and their families.

Two women and two young children smile with Rosita outdoors.

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