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Membership levels

Support local public media by becoming a member today! Basic membership starts at $35 a year and includes free or reduced-price admission to member events, plus the next four editions of the newspaper.

(See below for details.)

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Cute custom stuffable shopping bag from Chicobags with the new Public Press logo as one option for a donation of $50 or more.

Get a T-shirt with a $50 donation.


Get a vintage 2009 San Francisco Panorama from McSweeney’s OR a copy of “The Fine Print” for a $250 donation.

Summer 2015 Campaign

The San Francisco Public press needs your support to continue producing in-depth investigations that show the real impact of public policy decisions and help all of us in the Bay Area understand our communities better.

You can help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 this summer by donating to renew your membership or becoming a member today. We are already halfway there. Several supporters helped launch this summer campaign with pledges totaling $25,000, including a $15,000 matching grant from the San Francisco Foundation.

Thank you for joining!



Membership at all levels includes an annual subscription to the newspaper (printed quarterly) and free or discounted admission to all events hosted by the Public Press. We regularly host gatherings for our charter members to discuss ideas about how the Public Press can better craft innovative, nimble and consequential news reporting for San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Member levels

Basic Member — $35

Includes home delivery of quarterly newspaper and free access to events hosted by the Public Press. (Approximately two quarterly.)

“Cub Reporter” — $50

All of the above plus one San Francisco Public Press T-shirt (now available in children's sizes and baby onesies) OR one custom stuffable shopping tote from Chicobags with the new Public Press logo.

“Beat Reporter” — $100

All of the above plus one SF Public Press T-shirt AND one custom stuffable shopping tote from Chicobags with the new Public Press logo.

“Columnist” — $250

All of the above plus a lunch with the editors of the Public Press and EITHER a copy of the 2009 San Francisco Panorama, local literary publisher McSweeney’s 320-page homage to the Sunday paper of yore OR a copy of “The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to Rob You Blind” by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author David Cay Johnston.

“Editor” — $500

All of the above plus a signed copy of Public Press photographer Jason Winshell's new book, “At a Distance” — see

“Publisher” — $1,000

All of the above plus a warm feeling inside that you're making a significant investment in the future of San Francisco journalism.

“Media Reformer” — $5,000

All of the above plus dinner for you and up to five guests with the editors of the Public Press.

You’re in good company 

Our model is inspired by the many membership programs that have supported public radio and television stations across the country for decades. We hope you’ll consider being a member in the same spirit.

The San Francisco Public Press (EIN: 27-1275141) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All memberships and other donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Other ways to give

You can always write a check, payable to San Francisco Public Press and mail it to:

San Francisco Public Press
44 Page Street, Suite 504
San Francisco, CA 94102

Or you can pledge by calling our office: (415) 495-7377

Thank you for your support! You’ll be hearing from us soon. New members will automatically be subscribed to our monthly project newsletter, and be alerted when future e-mail and mobile products are introduced.

Other ways to access the print edition

You can buy single copies of the newspaper online or at these Bay Area retail locations, or order just an annual subscription (without additional member benefits) for $15.