Donate to Support Local Journalism

Bay City News Foundation raises money from individuals, family funds, community foundations and journalism funders to support our nonprofit work. Generous funders helped us raise $120,000 in 2018; $140,000 in 2019; $450,000 in 2020 and 2021. 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

900 Hilldale Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94708

Credit card donations can be made by clicking the button below.

Information on more ways to donate can be found below.

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

Providing on-the-ground local news reporting and filling the geographic and topical gaps left by contracting legacy media companies.

Building partnerships with other media on journalism projects.

Testing new technology to gather and distribute news in the ways consumers want to get it.

Supporting the next generation of journalists with internships and training.

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 via stock donations or directly from investment accounts and retirement funds, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law but please consult with your tax accountant.

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Mail a check

Checks can be mailed to:

Bay City News Foundation
900 Hilldale Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708

Use your Donor
Advised Fund

If you donate through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, make your recommendation through the DAF Direct website. If you have another donor-advised fund, please make the recommendation to your fund and give them the address above and our federal tax ID number: 83-0654488

Donate shares
of stock

Donating appreciated stock is easy and may have significant tax benefits for you. Please check with your tax advisor.

Stock transfers often arrive without the donor’s contact information, so please email to notify us and share your contact information so we may promptly send an acknowledgment and a tax receipt.

Donate from
your IRA

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account can be a great, tax-advantaged way to support Bay City News Foundation.

Contact us at for help with this process.

Transfer or wire funds

Sending a gift from your bank directly to ours is easy and safe. Please contact us for the banking information required to make a transfer at

Include us in your
estate plan

What will be your legacy? Please consider leaving a gift to Bay City News Foundation through your estate plans to pass on your appreciation of an informed and engaged public. To learn more about planned gifts contact

If you add us to your estate plan, please let us know so we can recognize your generous intent and keep you informed about the impact of our work.

Matching gifts

Many employers will donate to the charities you select. Check with your employer, and if they have a matching gift program that we can assist you with, please email

If you have any other questions about donating, please contact

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.