Become a Member
As a member you will receive the benefits associated with your membership level - detailed at left.
Become a Sustaining Member
As a sustaining member with recurring donations, you will receive the benefits associated with your annual pledge.
Make a one-time donation — you choose the amount — and receive new member benefits or upgrades to your existing membership.
Public Press Swag
Check out some of the goodies you can get with your membership!
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
*NEW* Pledge $5 or more per month through our recurring donation program and receive member benefits. See the Sustaining Member option in the column at right.
We’re in the final stretch, and you can help us reach our $50,000 summer campaign goal by Sept. 30. Scores of people have contributed with pledges totaling $48,932, including a $15,000 matching grant from the San Francisco Foundation.
We need your help to raise $1,068 to reach our goal by Sept. 30.
The Public Press needs your support to continue producing investigations that show the real effects of public policy decisions and help all of us in the Bay Area understand our communities better.
Thank you for joining us!
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 to discuss ideas about how the Public Press can better craft innovative, nimble and consequential news reporting for San Francisco and the Bay Area.
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 San Francisco 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 www.jasonwinshell.com.
“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.
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.
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.
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