Skip to comments.Sesame Street Received $1 Mil Stimulus Bill Grant – Created "1.47" Jobs
Posted on 10/08/2012 12:31:27 PM PDT by kristinn
This grant was brought to you by the letters A and R as in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka the stimulus bill.
Sesame Workshop, the independent nonprofit corporation that produces the popular childrens program Sesame Street, received a $1,067,532 stimulus bill grant in August 2010, via the Department of Health and Human Services.
The funding was to promote healthy eating according to the federal Recovery.gov website:
SW [i.e., Sesame Workshop] will carry out an expansion of its highly successful Healthy Habits for Life initiative, which promotes improved nutrition and increased physical activity, targeting low-income preschool-aged children and their families and care providers.
The projected created 1.47″ new jobs, the website reported. How they could calculate this to a hundredth of a percent is anybodys guess. In any event, that comes out to about $726,000 per job created.
The money is separate from the funds Sesame Workshop receives from the federally-funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting to run the Sesame Street program on PBS stations.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Jobs Created 1.47
Description of Jobs Created The following jobs have been funded by Sesame Workshop's grant from HHS during the March-June quarter: Director, Project Finance, Sesame Workshop (Financial Management) Assistant Project Manager, Sesame Workshop (Project Management) Senior Project Director, Sesame Workshop (Project Management) Director, Domestic Research, Sesame Workshop (Research Oversight) Project Manager, Content, Sesame Workshop (Content Creation/Publishing) Senior Director, Content, Sesame Workshop (Content Creation/Publishing) Senior Grant Coordinator, Sesame Workshop (Grant Stewardship) Senior VP Outreach & Educational Services, Sesame Workshop (Project Management) Curriculum Specialist, Content, Sesame Workshop (Content Creation/Publishing) Senior Grant Manager, Sesame Workshop (Grant Stewardship) Vice President, Philanthropic Development, Sesame Workshop (Grant Stewardship) Coordinator, Philanthropic Development, Sesame Workshop (Grant Stewardship) The grant has also funded staff employed by our partner, NAFCC, and by our project vendor, KidPoint LLC, during this quarter.
Ha Ha Ha !
too funny !
No wonder the job statistics changed this month
OK, kids. Now its time for a lesson in liberal government. Let’s send the IRS to take all of Mr. Hooper’s money because he’s rich and doesn’t pay his fair share. Then when his store goes bankrupt, we can take that money and turn the store into a government assistance office and pay Bob to sit in the office and hand out food stamps to Mr. Hooper’s former employees. Then we get to say we created a job!!!!
"THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!" - Obama Rage Girl
In 2004, over 68% of Sesame Street’s revenue came from licensing, and in 2008, licensing and merchandising sales earned the Workshop between $15 million and $17 million per year.
Sesame Street Goes Global: Let’s All Count the Revenue
Published: December 12, 2005
One result is new licensing income from global co-productions that are subsidizing more treats for the Cookie Monster back in Sesame Workshop’s New York headquarters. Revenue at Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization, increased 4 percent, to $96 million, last year, primarily because of new income from international licensing.
“From 2003 to 2006, ‘Sesame Street’ made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales.”
Jim DeMint on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
“Shows like Sesame Street are thriving, multimillion-dollar enterprises,” DeMint wrote. “According to the 990 tax form all nonprofits are required to file, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 — nearly a million dollars — in compensation in 2008. And, from 2003 to 2006, Sesame Street made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales. Big Bird will be just fine without his federal subsidies.”
Sesame Workshop Salaries
[T]he President of Sesame Workshop, Gary Knell, received in 2008 a salary of $956,513. In that sense, Big Bird and Sen. Harry Reid embody the same mystifying phenomenon: they’ve been in “public service” their entire lives and have somehow wound up as multimillionaires.
[T]he 990 also revealed that Sesame Workshop received $44,984,003 in royalties last year, which includes sales of Sesame Street brand merchandise like “Tickle Me Elmo” dolls. That means Big Bird made five times in merchandise sales than what he received in government grants.
An even closer look at Sesame Workshop’s finances shows the government funding Romney wants to cut is only a small part of their budget and may not be necessary at all. In 2011, Sesame Workshop received $31,555,192 in grants and donations last year apart from the U.S. government. They also raised over $2 million in additional funds from various fundraising events. In all, Sesame Workshop raised almost $34 million in private funds for Sesame Street, aside from government grants.
In addition, Sesame Workshop brought in almost $30 million in revenue from content distribution and media production. In total, Sesame Workshop brought in over $122 million in revenue, not including government grants. On their website, Sesame Workshop claims corporate, foundation, and government support make up 35% of their budget. Realistically, however, government funding only accounts for just over 6% of their budget.
So Big Bird is in fact, in the 1%... Better remind Adolf Axelrod before Obama makes a bigger fool of himself by defending the Bird.
How much does Kevin Clash make?
What is Kevin Clashs salary for voicing Elmo? Kevin Clashs exact Elmo salary is not known but as an executive producer he is paid handsomely for any of the for profit earnings that Elmo makes each year. That includes merchandise and DVD sales.
Kevin Clash is a voice actor, puppeteer and co-executive producer, with a net worth of $12 million. Kevin Clash has earned his net worth as a puppeteer on several shows such as Captain Kangaroo, Caboose, and the Great Space Coaster but most notably as the voice of popular Sesame Street character Elmo. Hes also puppeteer for many of the characters on Sesame Street, as well as the co-executive producer, and muppet captain for the show.
“big bird” or rather the children’s television workshop, inc. is one of the 1% that recieves “coperate wealfare”.
the characters and their royalties make sesame street entirely self funding.
More evidence that the stimulus was welfare for millionaires.