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

  • College Futures Foundation
  • Simone and Tench Coxe
  • Kristine Johnson and Tim Dattels
  • Emerson Collective
  • Knight Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Carrie and Greg Penner Fund of The Walton Family Foundation

$150,000 to $299,999

  • The 11th Hour Project
  • The S.D Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • FThree Foundation
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • Laura and Gary Lauder
  • Buzz Woolley

$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
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Gab and Thomas Layton
  • Amy Rao
  • Nancy and Greg Serrurier

$50,000 to $99,999

  • Mary Anne and Leonard Baker
  • Chris and Michael Boskin
  • Doris Fisher
  • Goldhirsh Foundation
  • John and Cynthia Fry Gunn
  • Christopher Redlich
  • Tony Ridder
  • Helen and Chuck Schwab

$10,000 to $49,999

  • Anne and Greg Avis
  • Christina and Jeffrey Bird
  • Maureen Blanc
  • John Dawson
  • Barbara and William Edwards
  • Bea and Gregory Favre
  • Lynn Feintech and Anthony Bernhardt
  • Nanci and Gary Fredkin
  • Ginn Foundation
  • Sabrina and Mick Hellman
  • Chris Hordan
  • Pat House
  • Anne Kenner and Jim Scopa
  • Scott and Melissa Kepner
  • Koret Foundation
  • Marian Kremer and Kris Hagerman
  • Carol and Michael Marks
  • Andrew F. and Ann B. Mathieson Fund
  • Susan and Craig McCaw
  • Christine and Lenny Mendonca
  • Hon. Becky Morgan
  • Eileen and Gary Morgenthaler
  • Gerald Parsky
  • Mauree Jane and Mark W. Perry
  • Paula and Michael Rantz
  • Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation
  • 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
  • Barbara and Howard Wollner
  • Kathy and Tom Wiggans

$1,000 to $9,999

  • Sara and Sohaib Abbasi
  • Peter Barker Foundation
  • Ambassador Frank E. Baxter
  • The Birenbaum Family Fund
  • Carol Bonnie
  • Terry Gamble Boyer and Peter Boyer
  • Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto
  • The Glen and Angela Charles Family Foundation
  • Doris Conant Family Trust
  • Shelley and Boota deButts
  • Scott Dettmer
  • Myn and Terry Demmon
  • Julie Dillon
  • Eileen Donahoe
  • Douglas Edwards
  • Shelby Eidson
  • Elbaz Family Foundation
  • Randi and Bob Fisher
  • Fieldstead Foundation
  • Catharine Fergus and Dan Garber
  • Jeff Goshay
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • Tim Haley and Ethna McGourty
  • Debbie and Russ Hall
  • Kathryn J. Hallsten Ritchey
  • Alicia and Phillip Hammarskjold
  • Hoak Foundation
  • Susan Hyatt
  • R5 Klau Family Foundation
  • Teresa Lobdell and William Johnson
  • Karyn and Jeff Klein
  • Tracy and Daniel Kraft
  • Lauren and Bradford Koenig
  • The Landers Family
  • Laura-Lynne Powell and Dave Lesher
  • Jean and William Lesher
  • Robert Frickey and Judy Lin
  • Randy and Lori Livingston
  • J.D. Long
  • Connie and Bob Lurie
  • Malcolm Family Trust at The San Diego Foundation
  • Carol Mayer Marshall
  • Paul Matteucci
  • The McBaine Family Fund
  • Patricia McClung and Allen Morgan
  • Carole McNeil
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe
  • Stephanie and Nick Osborne
  • Signe Ostby
  • Mahmut Otus
  • Su-Moon Paik and Bob Brown
  • Kassy Perry
  • Marcia Parker and Robert Porterfield
  • Kristina and George Phipps
  • Sally and Toby Rosenblatt
  • Greg and Sarah Sands
  • Leila and Bill Schulz
  • Chris and Robert Schumacher
  • Suzanne Saunders Shaw
  • Cindy and William E. Simon Jr.
  • Nicole Sheehan
  • KR Sridhar
  • Richard and Virginia Strock
  • Kiki Tidwell
  • Terry and Allan Thygesen
  • William D. Unger
  • Diana Walsh and Kent Walker
  • Mara and Rick Wallace
  • Katherine Welch
  • Margit Wennmachers
  • Lee and Leo Wolinsky
  • Kay Woods
  • William H. Younger, Jr.

In-Kind Donations

  • Cooley LLP
  • Lucas Public Affairs