Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. d/b/a/ WPAA-TV and Community Media Center is more than a public access community TV channel. #MoreThanTV includes video streaming of content, re-adapting a barn into a community place for convening, theater, film, and public art. We uplift local voices and provide civic and information literacy training. We collaborate with other nonprofits in support of community well-being.

ONGOING: WIN-WIN-WIN for our Youth Program

As part of our Think Global | Act Local Mission. We receive 20% (sometimes 30%) of the purchase price of TruEarth products when you use our QR code or this link –>.

WPAA-TV and Community Media Center

What is best for you is good for us too. We appreciate your consideration of this Good for the Earth, Good for Us lifestyle change method of donating. But we want it to be good for you as well. Purchase during sales. Consider an annual (384 sheet) supply of laundry sheets. This gives you competitive pricing. Then mark your calendar for a reminder to make a purchase next year. We strongly suggest you UNSUBSCRIBE to all TruEarth marketing that follows and just follow us for sales or 30% giving options. We will post on our social media. You may need to search for the number of loads ‘384’ in an annual supply to locate the related items on the sales platform. This product size does not always appear on the sale landing page.

Thanks. When 100 people purchase a 1-yr supply of laundry purchases through our link we fund our Fall youth-led after-school program.

#TheGreatGive06492 is an annual mid-year collaborative fundraising event with Wallingford nonprofits seeking ‘BE-THE-SEED grassroots’ donations. The button below will be active during the 36-hour online event. WPAA-TV is eligible for matches and prizes in this greater Wallingford fundraiser.

Gifts are welcome any time. WPAA-TV is registered with PayPal Giving Fund a no-fee way to donate.

Make your Gift via PayPal here.

An online shopping portal that supports us at no cost to you: IGive.

We support shopping locally but sometimes Internet shopping meets your needs. Did you know you can shop on the Internet and make a local contribution? WPAA-TV is registered iGive. iGive shoppers often get great deals and a % of the sale helps locally. Check them out: Igive info here. We are also part of Walmart RoundUP.

One user’s enthusiastic story. Can we help with your online shopping dreams too?
To encourage donations.

Transitioning to grassroots support is a vital next step. As little as $5 from friends can sustain us. commUnity begins with ‘U’!

When you BING search, we can receive a penny, 2 searches, one credit, maximum 15 per day

Searches on BING can send pennies our way. Bing searches will be automatically donated to their selected cause for individuals signing up for Microsoft Rewards, Microsoft’s loyalty program. Select us!

The largest contribution to our fiscal health | Cost reduction through volunteer support

FUNDED BY ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ | Our Volunteers

Volunteers provide 95% of the administrative support for operations, produce content and provide expert talent for functions such as building renovations & maintenance, network & streaming services, and training.

Cable Fees – An uncertain source of Income from declining subscriber cable viewership ($8.44 annually per subscriber*)

WPAA-TV is funded, in large part, with funds assessed upon cable TV companies. These companies have rebranded as ‘broadband’ providers. Ironically, when the same content shown on TV is provided over the Internet using the same physical infrastructure, these companies do not pay rights-of-way fees. As a consequence of our on-demand world with exponential technological changes in the creation and access of content and legacy regulatory language, community media funding is being eradicated. Both the in lieu of taxes process and fee rate for use of public rights of way are determined by Federal and State legislation. The fee is more like a lease payment than a tax. Fees are passed through to designated entities referred to as Cable Access Providers (CAP). Wallingford Public Access Association is Wallingford’s CAP.

*Wallingford subscriber fees subsidize the communities of No. Haven, No. Branford, Madison, and Guilford. This subsidy was to be modified or concluded in 2012. Wallingford town leaders chose not to support the retention of Wallingford fees for Wallingford and former Senator Len Fasano and Rep. Vincent Candelora supported the transfer of funds to their communities. In 2010 WPAA-TV unsuccessfully pursued restoration of funds PURA Docket 10-03-02 Wallingford subscribers annual fee for 2023 is anticipated to be $11.15.

As a giveGreater.org participant, there is full public transparency on financials, policies, and regulatory compliance.

WPAA-TV is noncommercial therefore Underwriting is messy.

The governance team wants to ensure that there is no perception of affiliation with any monetary or political influence therefore we do not seek subsidies from businesses. We actually support local businesses when feasible paying for program prizes, volunteer food, and ancillary purchases. That said, we provide services to any Wallingford-affiliated business on a first-come, first-serve basis. In this regard, they are welcome to subsidize the costs specific to their support if they choose.