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Challenge Grant From Jonathan Logan Family Foundation

The San Francisco Public Press is pleased to announce an exciting $25,000 challenge grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. The foundation also made a gift of $25,000 in unrestricted funding. 

To trigger the match, the Public Press must raise $25,000 in new contributions. The goal is to draw support from new members. But if you’re already a member, you can still help! Increased contributions from existing supporters qualify, too.

The Public Press will receive the match as soon as we reach the goal, and we’re aiming to raise $10,000 by June 8.

Your support is essential for the Public Press to continue producing local, public-interest journalism for San Francisco and the Bay Area. Join us for this match and double the power of your donation!

Thank you for helping us access this wonderful opportunity.

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Give News to the Ones You Love

2017 Holiday Gift Package

Wracking your brain to come up with the perfect present for your favorite newsie? Have we got a gift for you!

Check out our 2017 holiday gift package, which includes:

  • A one-year membership with the San Francisco Public Press — including home delivery of the next four issues, beginning with Issue 24 in February 2018. Delivered by bicycle in San Francisco.
  • Your recipient’s name listed as a member in the next four issues.
  • A canvas tote bag with the Public Press logo in orange.
  • A reporter’s notebook with the Public Press logo.
  • Copies of all four print issues published in 2017.

For a donation of at least $50, we will send all of the above to your designated recipient!

If you would like us to mail a 2017 holiday gift package, place your order by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 19, to ensure USPS delivery by Saturday, Dec. 23.

If you would like to pick up a gift package, they will be available at our office (44 Page St., Suite 504) through 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22. Call 415-495-7377 or email outreach@sfpublicpress.org to coordinate a pick-up time.

The Big Bonus: Your Generosity Will Be Doubled

By choosing the 2017 holiday gift package, not only will you get credit for selecting an awesome, unique gift and supporting local, public-interest journalism, you will also be helping the Public Press double your donation through NewsMatch, which is matching contributions from individuals dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 per person through Dec. 31. Your charitable donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Happy Holidays! And thank you for your support!

Fund for Investigative Journalism Awards $9,000 Grant to Public Press

The Public Press is delighted to announce that it has received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism for $9,000 — the third grant it has received from the foundation. The Public Press will report in 2018 on the role of the Silicon Valley tech industry in dealing with issues of data security.

Grants from Fund for Investigative Journalism and Cal Humanities

The San Francisco Public Press received two new grants this summer for investigative reporting projects: a $3,000 grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism for follow-up reporting on sea level rise in the Bay Area — the focus of our investigative report in Issue No. 17 — and a $10,000 grant from Cal Humanities for an education reporting project.

This is the Public Press’ first grant from Cal Humanities and its fifth grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

We are grateful to Cal Humanities and the Fund for Investigative Journalism for their support.

FCC Grants Public Press LPFM License

On July 26, 2016 the Federal Communications Commission granted a broadcast license to the San Francisco Public Press for a low-power FM (LPFM) radio station on the frequency 102.5 FM. The station will be on air seven days a week, 12 hours a day, in two six-hour blocks.The frequency will be shared with another nonprofit organization, San Francisco Community Radio.

The two organizations intend to collaborate on building a transmitter in San Francisco that will reach most households in the city and possibly reach parts of the Peninsula and the East Bay. For the time being the plan is to maintain two separate studios. Our aim is to start broadcasting within 18 months.

The Public Press, which currently produces a website and quarterly print newspaper focused on in-depth news and investigative reporting about public policy, plans to create its own news and public-affairs programs for the LPFM radio station and run programming from other nonprofit partners.

We have pledged to work with San Francisco Community Radio on the joint construction and maintenance of a broadcast tower, and also will engage in some joint marketing, cross-promotion and exchange of technical knowledge and volunteer capabilities. We jointly have pledged to stay on the air 24 hours a day every day. The Public Press will be on the air every day from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. San Francisco Community Radio will broadcast from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The San Francisco Public Press is not currently engaged in radio broadcasting, and we expect that it will take at least 12 months to build our transmitter, set up a studio and begin broadcasting on our LPFM station.

If you would like to participate in community planning conversations about the new LPFM station, send an email to radio [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org and ask to be added to the LPFM planning list.

Investigation on Segregation in Schools Nominated for State and National Awards

The San Francisco Public Press has been named a finalist in the Education Writers Association’s 2015 National Awards for Education Reporting and in the California Teachers Associaion’s 2015 John Swett Awards for Media Excellence.

The Public Press is a finalist for the teachers association’s award for Continuous Coverage of Schools/Education Issues for the “Choice is Resegregating Public Schools” investigative report. Entries are judged by a volunteer panel of media professionals from around California. The association will announce award winners later this spring.

The same report was nominated for the education writers’ national awards. Winners for those awards will be announced at the association’s national seminar in Boston on May 1.

$3,000 Grant from Strong Foundation for Environmental Values

The San Francisco Public Press has received a $3,000 grant from the Strong Foundation for Environmental Values for an investigative reporting project exposing the various ways that climate change will negatively affect residents of new and planned real estate projects throughout the Bay Area — and how local governments and urban planners can best respond to those challenges. This project extends the reporting initiated in our sea level rise investigation, which showed how Bay Area builders plan to invest more than $21 billion in offices and homes in flood-prone areas, where waters could climb 8 feet above today’s high tide by the end of this century.

Public Press Receives $35,000 INNovation Fund Grant

We’re thrilled to announce that the San Francisco Public Press is receiving a $35,000 INNovation Fund grant to expand outreach programs through community organizing, collaboration with local groups and hosting regular public events to expand audience engagement.

The INNovation Fund, administered by the Institute for Nonprofit News, was established in 2014 with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation “to spur business innovation and experimentation focused on audience engagement and long-term sustainability in nonprofit newsrooms.” The Democracy Fund contributed $200,000 to the fund, which allowed nearly twice as many organizations to receive grants in the current round.

We are grateful to INN, the Knight Foundation and the Democracy Fund for their support.

Holiday Open House and Issue 18 Launch Party

Join us for drinks and snacks at a holiday open house party at the Public Press to celebrate the release of our new issue! Have a first look at our winter edition and meet the reporting team.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: San Francisco Public Press, 44 Page St., Suite 504, San Francisco

RSVP: Reply via https://sfpp2015openhouse.eventbrite.com/ or call 415-495-7377

We hope to see you on the 15th!

 

 

 

Join the Global Day of Giving

Thank you for contributing to our year-end campaign on this global day of giving. Your support today will help the Public Press produce in-depth investigations in 2016. Our reporters are already digging into stories on campaign finance, the rampant sale of personal data, and how current social and economic trends are reshaping San Francisco.

Here are three ways you can help the Public Press in honor of #GivingTuesday:

Become a member. Receive the next four issues of the newspaper — delivered by bicycle in San Francisco — plus invitations to special member events. Higher membership levels come with additional benefits.

Give a gift. Gift memberships are a great way to thank your family, friends and colleagues this holiday season.

The free option. Help the Public Press benefit from a class action settlement involving companies caught fixing prices by donating rebates owed to you for CRT televisions and computer monitors you purchased between 1995 and 2007.

We are thrilled to receive your support through all of these methods. Your contribution today will allow the Public Press to continue leading the way with public-interest journalism in 2016.

Thank you for your help!

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