Bay City News Foundation supports original, local journalism, informing the region’s nearly 8 million residents about important news that might otherwise go uncovered.

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, Contra Costa Community College District 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 through a fiscal sponsor, World Free Press Institute, a 501(c)3 organization based in the Bay Area with Tax ID 91-1811309.

Your donations, including those made directly from retirement funds, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law but please consult with your tax accountant.

How To Donate


~ Checks can be mailed to:

World Free Press Institute (Memo: Bay City News Foundation)
3118 Hambletonian Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

~ Wire transfers can be sent to:

Account #1063313573; Routing #02 600 9593; Swift BofAUS3N
Bank of America Oak Grove at Citrus

~ Credit card and PayPal donations can be made by clicking on the Support Local Journalism link below: