Ways to support our work

Please help us keep our communities strong and let local democracy thrive by supporting our award-winning journalism. We’re grateful for your commitment to quality community-based reporting.

Here’s how you can help:

Donate online: Make your secure contribution online now.

Mail a check: Make it out to Cityside Journalism Initiative and send it to:
2120 University Avenue
Berkeley CA 94704

Use your donor advised fund: Make the recommendation to your fund and give them the address above and our federal tax ID number: 84-3448887.

Donate shares of stock: Donating appreciated stock is easy and may have significant tax benefits for you. Please check with your tax advisor. When you’re ready, ask your broker to transfer the shares to the Cityside brokerage account at First Republic. The account number is 33L255461 and the Depository Trust Company (DTC) code for First Republic is 0443. Stock transfers often arrive without the donor’s contact information, so please send an email to hello@citysidejournalism.org to notify us and share your contact information so we may promptly send an acknowledgment and a tax receipt.

Donate from your IRA: A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account can be a great, tax-advantaged way to support Cityside. Your IRA will typically issue a check to Cityside Journalism Initiative and send it to you for forwarding to us at 2120 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.

Transfer or wire funds: Sending a gift from your bank directly to ours is easy and safe. Please contact us for the banking information required to make a transfer at hello@citysidejournalism.org.

Include us in your estate plan: What will be your legacy? Please consider leaving a gift to Cityside through your estate plans to pass your appreciation of an informed and engaged public forward. To learn more about planned gifts contact Erica Kesel, Senior Director of Development at erica@citysidejournalism.org. If you add us to your estate plan, please let us know so we can recognize your generous intent and keep you informed about the impact of our work.

Matching gifts: Many employers will donate to the charities you select. Check with your employer, and if they have a matching gift program that we can assist you with, please email hello@citysidejournalism.org.

Contact us: We’re always happy to talk about our work. Contact Lance Knobel, CEO at lance@citysidejournalism.org.