Bay City News Foundation is participating in #NewsMatch this year, which means every donation up to $1,000 gets doubled until we reach our $20,000 goal. That money supports original, local journalism, informing the region’s nearly 8 million residents about important news that might otherwise go uncovered. Read these stories on our free site:



Checks can be mailed to:

Bay City News Foundation

1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 470

Oakland, CA 94612

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We work with individual and institutional donors to fund projects aimed at:

Providing basic on-the-ground local news reporting and filling the geographic and topical gaps left by contracting legacy media companies. You can find many of these stories about Bay Area news, arts and culture, demographic trends and history at

Building partnerships with other media on journalism projects. We are working with Solutions Journalism Network, SF Senior Beat, CALmatters, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and others to amplify good and important work.

Testing new technology to gather and distribute news in the way consumers want to get it. We are collaborating with entrepreneurs from the JSK Journalism Fellowship program at Stanford University, including Project Facet, to test new products.

Supporting the next generation of journalists with internships and training. We are working with San Francisco State, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford University and others to train and mentor students so they have a professional path toward journalism jobs.

Charitable Contributions

Bay City News Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations as a 501(c)3 organization based in the Bay Area with Tax ID 83-0654488Your donations, including those made directly from retirement funds, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law but please consult with your tax accountant.


A Note About Our Firewall: Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We will maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization also may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $500 or more. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.