Supporters

We are very grateful for the support of so many CalMatters donors, both individuals, foundations and others. That is why we recognize all of our donors.

Non-partisanship, editorial independence and transparency are fundamental to our mission. We do not accept contributions from elected officials or candidates for public office.

We are also a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News. All CalMatters donors sign the Institute for Nonprofit News Donor Policy on Editorial Independence. It is intended to set expectations for donors to member organizations like CalMatters and help ensure that there is no influence over the members’ editorial process.

$300,000 and above

  • The 11th Hour Project
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Mary Anne and Leonard Baker
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • College Futures Foundation
  • Simone and Tench Coxe
  • Kristine Johnson and Tim Dattels
  • Emerson Collective
  • Hellman Foundation 
  • Kerfuffle Foundation 
  • Knight Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Carrie and Greg Penner Fund of The Walton Family Foundation
  • Buzz Woolley

$150,000 to $299,999

  • The S.D Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • Doris Fisher
  • FThree Foundation
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • Laura and Gary Lauder
  • Amy Rao 

$100,000 to $149,999

  • Argyros Family Foundation
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Carla and David Crane Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
  • Ann and John Doerr
  • Sakurako and William Fisher
  • Goldhirsh Foundation
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • John and Cynthia Fry Gunn
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Gab and Thomas Layton
  • Lenfest Institute for Journalism
  • Paul and Nicole Ricci
  • Nancy and Greg Serrurier
  • Helen and Chuck Schwab

$50,000 to $99,999

  • Greg and Anne Avis
  • Chris and Michael Boskin
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • First 5 LA
  • Ginn Foundation
  • GroundTruth Project/Report for America
  • Christopher Redlich
  • Tony Ridder
  • Steve Silberstein

$10,000 to $49,999

  • Janice and Matt Barger
  • Christina and Jeffrey Bird
  • The Birenbaum Family Fund
  • Maureen Blanc
  • Terry Gamble and Peter Boyer
  • Ken and Jackie Broad
  • Caldera Foundation 
  • California Community Foundation
  • Eileen and John Donahoe
  • John Dawson
  • Barbara and William Edwards
  • Paul Edwards
  • Bea and Gregory Favre
  • Lynn Feintech and Anthony Bernhardt
  • Nanci and Gary Fredkin
  • Gruber Family Foundation 
  • Marian Kremer and Kris Hagerman
  • Elaine and Eric Hahn
  • Harrington Family Foundation 
  • Chris Hordan
  • Pat House
  • Anne Kenner and Jim Scopa
  • Scott and Melissa Kepner
  • Koret Foundation
  • Selina Lo
  • Carol and Michael Marks
  • Andrew F. and Ann B. Mathieson Fund
  • Susan and Craig McCaw
  • Nion McEvoy
  • Christine and Lenny Mendonca
  • Hema Sareen Mohan
  • Rebecca and Jim Morgan
  • Eileen and Gary Morgenthaler
  • Orr Foundation
  • Scott Cook and Signe Ostby
  • Gerald Parsky
  • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Mauree Jane and Mark W. Perry
  • Paula and Michael Rantz
  • Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Richard Riordan
  • Jesse and Mindy Rogers
  • Sand Hill Foundation
  • Hilary Schneider and James Heerwagen
  • George Shultz
  • David Singer & Diana Kapp
  • Mary and Mike Speiser
  • Barbara and Tom Stephenson
  • Sudberry Family Foundation
  • Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture
  • Kat Taylor
  • Terry and Allan Thygesen
  • Rick and Carol Tinsley
  • Sandra Thompson
  • Tom Unterman
  • David and Heidi Welch Foundation
  • Leif Wellington Haase
  • The Water Desk
  • Westly Foundation
  • Kathy and Tom Wiggans
  • Barbara and Howard Wollner
  • Brenda and William H. Younger, Jr.

$1,000 to $9,999

  • Sara and Sohaib Abbasi
  • Karen Alden
  • Gautam Agrawal 
  • Thomas Akin 
  • Peter Barker Foundation
  • Ambassador Frank E. Baxter
  • Joan Bieder
  • Carol Bonnie
  • Claire Spiegel and Brad Brian
  • John Buoymaster
  • Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto
  • Julie Cates
  • The Glen and Angela Charles Family Foundation
  • Christy Chin
  • Fran Codispoti 
  • Eric Colson 
  • Doris Conant Family Trust
  • Janet Clayton 
  • Shelley and Boota deButts
  • Quinn Delaney 
  • Katherine and David deWilde 
  • Scott Dettmer
  • Myn and Terry Demmon
  • Julie Dillon
  • Susan Dutton 
  • Douglas Edwards
  • Shelby Eidson
  • Elbaz Family Foundation
  • Barbara Jones Ellis
  • Randi and Bob Fisher
  • Fieldstead Foundation
  • Tracy Freedman
  • Catharine Fergus and Dan Garber
  • Deborah and Alix Fitz
  • Jody and Rhonda Gessow
  • Karen Gilhuly
  • Girard Foundation
  • Jeff Goshay
  • Susan Graham
  • Linda Grais
  • Karen Grove of the Grotellone Fund
  • Tim Haley and Ethna McGourty
  • Debbie and Russ Hall
  • Kathryn J. Hallsten Ritchey
  • Alicia and Phillip Hammarskjold
  • Denise Helfstein
  • Hoak Foundation
  • Lori Hunter
  • Susan Hyatt
  • Brian Jaffe
  • R5 Klau Family Foundation
  • Teresa Lobdell and William Johnson
  • Christina S. Kenrick
  • Karyn and Jeff Klein
  • Tracy and Daniel Kraft
  • Lauren and Bradford Koenig
  • The Landers Family
  • Stephanie Lee
  • Laura-Lynne Powell and Dave Lesher
  • Jean and William Lesher
  • Jeffrey Levinson
  • Robert Frickey and Judy Lin
  • Randy and Lori Livingston
  • J.D. Long
  • Connie and Bob Lurie
  • Malcolm Family Trust at The San Diego Foundation
  • Paul Matteucci
    Bill Mattos 
  • Stephen Mayberg
  • Carol Mayer Marshall
  • The McBaine Family Fund
  • Patricia McClung and Allen Morgan
  • Amy McCourt
  • Susan McGuire
  • Harry and Jacqueline McMahon
  • Carole McNeil
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • William Meehleis
  • Nancy Mueller
  • John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe
  • Maureen Orth
  • Stephanie and Nick Osborne
  • Mahmut Otus
  • Matthew Paige
  • Su-Moon Paik and Bob Brown
  • Kassy Perry
  • Sam Perry
  • John Pimentel 
  • Marcia Parker and Robert Porterfield
  • Kristina and George Phipps
  • Pisces Foundation
  • Fraser Preston
  • Kim Jones and Charles Ray
  • Sally and Toby Rosenblatt
  • Janis Masaoka and Paul Rosenstiel
  • Amir Dan and Nicole Rubin
  • Greg and Sarah Sands
  • Jennie Savage
  • Leila and Bill Schulz
  • Chris and Robert Schumacher
  • Suzanne Saunders Shaw
  • Beth and Russell Siegelman
  • Joe Silverman
  • Cindy and William E. Simon Jr.
  • Nicole Sheehan
  • Harry and Vivian Snyder
  • KR Sridhar
  • Greg Stefflre
  • Richard and Virginia Strock
  • David and Robin Sweet
  • Michelle Swenson
  • James Migdal and Victoria Thorp
  • Kiki Leslie Tidwell
  • William D. Unger
  • Diana Walsh and Kent Walker
  • Mara and Rick Wallace
  • Doris Walters
  • Katherine Welch
  • Margit Wennmachers
  • James and Patricia White
  • Lee and Leo Wolinsky
  • Kay Woods
  • Christopher Wrather
  • Barbara Zelnick 

In-Kind Donations

  • Cooley LLP
  • Lucas Public Affairs (2015 – 2016)

*Donations totals are cumulative since Jan. 1, 2015