TED-Ed is on Patreon!

TED-Ed is thrilled to announce the launch of our new crowdfunding page on Patreon! With your support, our small nonprofit team will be able to reach more students, teachers and lifelong learners than ever before. Learn more below, and pledge your support here.


We’re the TED-Ed team — a scrappy group of fifteen educators and artists who need your help to spread knowledge and opportunities to everyone, everywhere, for free. Why? Because smart, empowered people make the world a better, happier and safer place.

TED-Ed is a nonprofit. Your donations through Patreon are tax-deductible, and your support allows our small team to dream big.


1. Our videos educate people. 
We turn teachers’ best lessons into high-quality animated videos and share them online, for free. The videos are currently being viewed by over 2 million learners per day. With your support, they could be dubbed into multiple languages and help educate billions of people around the world.

2. Our programs empower people.
We’ve developed two dynamic programs — TED-Ed Clubs and TED-Ed Innovative Educators — that help students and educators master the art of public speaking. These free, empowering programs have already supercharged participants’ voices in over 120 countries. With your support, we believe we could celebrate the best ideas of an entire generation of teachers and students from TED’s main stage.

3. Our platform connects people.
Our free online platform, which has won 11 Webby Awards, helps millions of people around the world connect with big ideas, and connect with each other. With your support, we’d be able to facilitate more amazing cultural exchanges like these:

So, what do you say? Will you pledge a small monthly donation to help us achieve our goals? Every little bit helps, and your kindness will be rewarded with some pretty awesome perks!

the TED-Ed Team