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 state officials or candidates for state public offices.

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$1 million and above

  • College Futures Foundation
  • Simone and Tench Coxe
  • Emerson Collective
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Kerfuffle Foundation 
  • The Carrie and Greg Penner Fund of The Walton Family Foundation

$500,000 to 999,999

  • The 11th Hour Project
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • California Health Care Foundation

$100,000 to 499,999

  • Argyros Family Foundation
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Mary Anne and Leonard Baker
  • The Ballmer Group
  • The S.D Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Carla and David Crane Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Kristine Johnson and Tim Dattels
  • Ann and John Doerr
  • Doris Fisher
  • Sakurako and William Fisher
  • FThree Foundation
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • Goldhirsh Foundation
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • John and Cynthia Fry Gunn
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation 
  • Knight Foundation
  • Laura and Gary Lauder
  • Gab and Thomas Layton
  • Lenfest Institute for Journalism
  • Amy Rao 
  • Christopher Redlich
  • Paul and Nicole Ricci
  • Helen and Chuck Schwab
  • Nancy and Greg Serrurier
  • Buzz Woolley

$50,000 to $99,999

  • Greg and Anne Avis
  • Lynn Feintech and Anthony Bernhardt
  • Chris and Michael Boskin
  • Eileen and John Donahoe
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • Edwards Family Foundation
  • First 5 LA
  • Ginn Foundation
  • GroundTruth Project/Report for America
  • Christine and Lenny Mendonca
  • Rebecca and Jim Morgan
  • Paula and Michael Rantz
  • Tony Ridder
  • Sand Hill Foundation
  • Steve Silberstein
  • Mary and Mike Speiser
  • Barbara and Tom Stephenson

$10,000 to $49,999

  • Anne Bakar
  • 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 
  • John Dawson
  • Elbaz Family Foundation
  • Bea and Gregory Favre
  • Nanci and Gary Fredkin
  • Gruber Family Foundation 
  • Marian Kremer and Kris Hagerman
  • Elaine and Eric Hahn
  • Alicia and Phillip Hammarskjold
  • Harrington Family Foundation 
  • Hilary Schneider and James Heerwagen
  • Chris Hordan
  • Pat House
  • Susan Hyatt
  • Anne Kenner and Jim Scopa
  • Christina S. Kenrick
  • Scott and Melissa Kepner
  • Koret Foundation
  • The Landers Family
  • Selina Lo
  • Carol and Michael Marks
  • Andrew F. and Ann B. Mathieson Fund
  • Susan and Craig McCaw
  • Nion McEvoy
  • Hema Sareen Mohan
  • Eileen and Gary Morgenthaler
  • Orr Foundation
  • Scott Cook and Signe Ostby
  • Gerald Parsky
  • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Mauree Jane and Mark W. Perry
  • Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation
  • Renaissance Journalism
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Richard Riordan
  • Jesse and Mindy Rogers
  • Diana Kapp and David Singer
  • George Shultz
  • Sudberry Family Foundation
  • Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture
  • Kat Taylor
  • Sandra Thompson
  • Terry and Allan Thygesen
  • Rick and Carol Tinsley
  • Tom Unterman
  • Walter S Johnson Foundation
  • The Water Desk
  • David and Heidi Welch Foundation
  • Leif Wellington Haase
  • Westly Foundation
  • Kathy and Tom Wiggans
  • Lee and Leo Wolinsky
  • Barbara and Howard Wollner
  • Brenda and William H. Younger, Jr.

$1,000 to $9,999

  • Sara and Sohaib Abbasi
  • Gautam Agrawal 
  • Howard Ahmanson
  • Thomas Akin 
  • Karen Alden
  • Peter Barker Foundation
  • Ambassador Frank E. Baxter
  • Joan Bieder
  • James Carroll and John Boland
  • Carol Bonnie
  • Claire Spiegel and Brad Brian
  • John Buoymaster
  • John Burns
  • Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto
  • Doug Carlston
  • Julie Cates
  • The Glen and Angela Charles Family Foundation
  • Jennifer Dees and Neil Chase
  • Christy Chin
  • Janet Clayton 
  • Fran Codispoti
  • Eric Colson 
  • Doris Conant Family Trust
  • Lee G. Cooper
  • David Beaver and Renee Courington
  • Shelley and Boota deButts
  • Quinn Delaney 
  • Myn and Terry Demmon
  • Scott Dettmer
  • Katherine and David deWilde 
  • Julie Dillon
  • Esther Dornin
  • Ranjan Duara
  • Susan Dutton 
  • Douglas Edwards
  • Shelby Eidson
  • Marcy Elkind
  • Barbara Jones Ellis
  • Kenneth Emaneuls
  • Randi and Bob Fisher
  • Fieldstead Foundation
  • Deborah and Alix Fitz
  • Dean Flores
  • Tracy Freedman
  • Catharine Fergus and Dan Garber
  • 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
  • Denise Helfstein
  • Jennifer Hernandez
  • Hoak Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Lori Hunter
  • Brian Jaffe
  • Brenda Jewett
  • Teresa Lobdell and William Johnson
  • Anne Kelly
  • R5 Klau Family Foundation
  • Karyn and Jeff Klein
  • Lauren and Bradford Koenig
  • Kathryn Nyrop and Stephen Koch
  • Tracy and Daniel Kraft
  • 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
  • Donna Lucas
  • Connie and Bob Lurie
  • Malcolm Family Trust at The San Diego Foundation
  • Natalie Martina
  • Paula Mathis
  • Paul and Susan Matteucci
  • Bill Mattos 
  • Stephen Mayberg
  • Carol Mayer Marshall
  • The McBaine Family Fund
  • Amy McCourt
  • Peter Jensen and Mary McGovern
  • Susan McGuire
  • Michael McIntire
  • Harry and Jacqueline McMahon
  • Carole McNeil
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • William Meehleis
  • JD Miller
  • Patricia McClung and Allen Morgan
  • Elizabeth Morgenthaler
  • Nancy Mueller
  • Sharon Nieh
  • John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe
  • Maureen Orth
  • Stephanie and Nick Osborne
  • Doug Ose
  • Mahmut Otus
  • Matthew Paige
  • Bob Brown and Su-Moon Paik
  • Kassy Perry
  • Sam Perry
  • Kristina and George Phipps
  • John Pimentel 
  • Marcia Parker and Robert Porterfield
  • Pisces Foundation
  • Fraser Preston
  • Kim Jones and Charles Ray
  • Remey Family Fund
  • 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
  • Martin A. Schwartz
  • Suzanne Saunders Shaw
  • Nicole Sheehan
  • Beth and Russell Siegelman
  • Joe Silverman
  • Cindy and William E. Simon Jr.
  • Harry and Vivian Snyder
  • Daniel Sperling
  • Carol and Ned Spieker
  • KR Sridhar
  • Greg Stefflre
  • Richard and Virginia Strock
  • David and Robin Sweet
  • Michelle Swenson
  • John and Linda Taylor
  • James Migdal and Victoria Thorp
  • Tides Foundation
  • Kiki Leslie Tidwell
  • Richard Tullis
  • David Tuzman
  • William D. Unger
  • Ward Vercruysse and Sofie Vandeputte
  • Diana Walsh and Kent Walker
  • Mara and Rick Wallace
  • Doris Walters
  • Katherine Welch
  • Margit Wennmachers
  • James and Patricia White
  • Carol Whiteley
  • James and Pam Wilson
  • Kay Woods
  • Christopher Wrather
  • Lynne Young
  • Barbara Zelnick 

In-Kind Donations

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

*Donation totals are cumulative since Jan. 1, 2015