Support Local News

Bay City News Foundation serves the San Francisco Bay Area and is backed by charitable donations from contributors who care about local news, a free press, democratic values and an informed citizenry.

The foundation works alongside Bay City News Service, which has for 40 years delivered timely and trustworthy news about the San Francisco Bay Area to media clients and other stakeholders.



Bay City News Foundation works in several ways to support local journalism. We target geographic and topical news deserts. We collaborate with other media. We work with journalism schools to train the next generation of reporters. We experiment with technology.

How Your Donation

Makes A Difference

Bay City News Foundation has the potential to fill significant gaps in coverage that are appearing as the result of legacy media companies contracting. Without this service, many stories about local government, courts and cops, breaking news, and core issues like transportation, education and the environment would go unreported and the citizenry would be uninformed about the most important issues facing their communities. Your donation will help us tell more of those stories.