Santa Cruz Local is supported by members, donors, sponsors and grants for the general support of our newsroom. Our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support. Read our editorial independence and transparency policy.

About 85% of our revenue comes from people like you, through memberships and one-time donations. Members pay monthly or annually, starting at $19 a month or $199 a year, so that our news can be free for all. See a partial list of our members.

Here we will list people and organizations that have made contributions of $5,000 or more per year to support Santa Cruz Local’s journalism since March 31, 2023. 

$10,000 to $49,999

American Public Media Group
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Rise Together Fund for Racial Equity at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Cristian Heredia

$5,000 to $9,999

John & Kathy Ballard
Listening Post Collective
Sheils Leonard Fund