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.

$150,000 and above

  • The 11th Hour Project
  • The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • College Futures Foundation
  • Simone and Tench Coxe
  • Kristine Johnson and Tim Dattels
  • Emerson Collective
  • Knight Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Laura and Gary Lauder
  • The Carrie and Greg Penner Fund of The Walton Family Foundation
  • Buzz Woolley

$50,000 to $149,999

  • Argyros Family Foundation
  • Mary Anne and Leonard Baker
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Ann and John Doerr
  • Doris Fisher
  • Sakurako and William Fisher
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • The Goldhirsh Foundation
  • John and Cynthia Fry Gunn
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Gab and Thomas Layton
  • Amy Rao
  • Christopher Redlich
  • Tony Ridder
  • Helen and Chuck Schwab
  • Nancy and Greg Serrurier

$10,000 to $49,999

  • Anne and Greg Avis
  • Maureen Blanc
  • Chris and Michael Boskin
  • Carla and David Crane
  • Barbara and William Edwards
  • FThree Foundation
  • Bea and Gregory Favre
  • Lynn Feintech and Anthony Bernhardt
  • Nanci and Gary Fredkin
  • Ginn Foundation
  • Sabrina and Mick Hellman
  • Pat House
  • Anne Kenner and Jim Scopa
  • Scott and Melissa Kepner
  • Marian Kremer and Kris Hagerman
  • Carol and Michael Marks
  • Andrew and Ann Mathieson
  • Susan and Craig McCaw
  • Christine and Lenny Mendonca
  • Eileen and Gary Morgenthaler
  • Gerald Parsky
  • Paula and Michael Rantz
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Richard Riordan
  • 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
  • Tom Unterman
  • David and Heidi Welch Foundation
  • Kathy and Tom Wiggans

$1,000 to $9,999

  • Sara and Sohaib Abbasi
  • Peter Barker Foundation
  • Ambassador Frank E. Baxter
  • Christina and Jeffrey Bird
  • The Birenbaum Family Fund
  • Carol Bonnie
  • The Glen and Angela Charles Family Foundation
  • Doris Conant Family Trust
  • Shelley and Boota deButts
  • Scott Dettmer
  • Julie Dillon
  • Shelby Eidson
  • Elbaz Family Foundation
  • Randi and Bob Fisher
  • Fieldstead Foundation
  • Katherine Fergus and Dan Garber
  • Jeff Goshay
  • Linda Gruber
  • Tim Haley and Ethna McGourty
  • Debbie and Russ Hall
  • Kathryn J. Hallsten Ritchey
  • Alicia and Phillip Hammarskjold
  • Chris Hordan
  • Susan Hyatt
  • Karyn and Jeff Klein
  • The Landers Family
  • Dave Lesher
  • Jean and William Lesher
  • Judy Lin
  • Randy and Lori Livingston
  • J.D. Long
  • Los Altos Community Foundation
  • Malcolm Family Trust at The San Diego Foundation
  • The McBaine Family Fund
  • Patricia McClung and Allen Morgan
  • Carole McNeil
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • Stephanie and Nick Osborne
  • Mahmut Otus
  • Mauree Jane and Mark W. Perry
  • Marcia Parker and Robert Porterfield
  • Kristina and George Phipps
  • Sally and Toby Rosenblatt
  • Leila and Bill Schulz
  • Chris and Robert Schumacher
  • Suzanne Saunders Shaw
  • William E. Simon Jr.
  • Nicole Sheehan
  • KR Sridhar
  • Kiki Tidwell
  • Terry and Allan Thygesen
  • William D. Unger
  • Diana Walsh and Kent Walker
  • Katherine Welch
  • Margit Wennmachers
  • Lee and Leo Wolinsky
  • Kay Woods
  • William H. Younger, Jr.

In-Kind Donations

  • Cooley LLP
  • Lucas Public Affairs