Become a Member: Donate Today!

We have an exciting opportunity to grow the capacity of the Public Press: Until the end of the year, all donations from individuals up to $1,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Under NewsMatch, the Public Press qualifies for up to $28,000 in matching dollars through Dec. 31, 2017. 
News Match is supported by Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub. For more information, visit

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Support independent journalism by making a donation to become a member of the San Francisco Public Press. Your contribution will help us publish in-depth, nonpartisan investigative reports without taking money from advertisers.

Membership at all levels includes a one-year subscription to our quarterly print newspaper and free or discounted admission to all Public Press events. We also offer gift memberships — a great way to thank family, friends and colleagues. Include a note with payment to designate a gift.

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We appreciate donations of all sizes!

Other ways to give

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

Member Levels

“Newsie” — $35
Includes home delivery of quarterly newspaper and discounted access to events hosted by the Public Press. We regularly host gatherings to discuss how we can better craft innovative, nimble and consequential news reporting for San Francisco and the Bay Area.
(Are you a student, senior or on a fixed income? Get a discount “Newsie” membership for $15.)

“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.

“Beat Reporter” — $100
All of the above plus one Public Press T-shirt AND one custom stuffable shopping tote.

“Columnist” — $250
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 lunch with Public Press editors. 

“Publisher” — $1,000
All of the above plus a warm feeling 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.

Thank you for your support! You’ll be hearing from us soon. New members will be subscribed to our newsletter and alerted when we introduce new e-mail and mobile products.

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You can buy single copies of the newspaper online or at these Bay Area retail locations.

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.

Public Press Swag


Custom stuffable shopping tote — one option for a donation of $50 or more.

Get a T-shirt with a $50 donation.

Get a copy of “The Fine Print” for a $250 donation.