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

  • Mary Anne and Leonard Baker
  • 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
  • Doris Fisher
  • FThree Foundation
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • Kerfuffle 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
  • Gab and Thomas Layton
  • Amy Rao
  • Paul and Nicole Ricci
  • Nancy and Greg Serrurier

$50,000 to $99,999

 

  • California Health Care Foundation
  • Chris and Michael Boskin
  • Goldhirsh Foundation
  • John and Cynthia Fry Gunn
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Christopher Redlich
  • Tony Ridder
  • Helen and Chuck Schwab

$10,000 to $49,999

  • Anne and Greg Avis
  • Christina and Jeffrey Bird
  • The Birenbaum Family Fund
  • Maureen Blanc
  • Terry Gamble and Peter Boyer
  • Caldera Foundation 
  • California Community Foundation
  • Eileen and John Donahoe
  • John Dawson
  • Barbara and William Edwards
  • Bea and Gregory Favre
  • Lynn Feintech and Anthony Bernhardt
  • Nanci and Gary Fredkin
  • Ginn Foundation
  • Gruber Family Foundation 
  • Marian Kremer and Kris Hagerman
  • Sabrina and Mick Hellman
  • 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
  • Rebecca and Jim Morgan
  • Eileen and Gary Morgenthaler
  • Dominic Orr
  • 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
  • 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
  • Terry and Allan Thygesen
  • Rick and Carol Tinsley
  • Tom Unterman
  • David and Heidi Welch Foundation
  • 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
  • Thomas Akin 
  • Peter Barker Foundation
  • Ambassador Frank E. Baxter
  • Carol Bonnie
  • Claire Spiegel and Brad Brian
  • Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto
  • Julie Cates
  • The Glen and Angela Charles Family Foundation
  • Eric Colson 
  • Doris Conant Family Trust
  • Shelley and Boota deButts
  • Katherine and David deWilde 
  • Scott Dettmer
  • Myn and Terry Demmon
  • Julie Dillon
  • Douglas Edwards
  • Shelby Eidson
  • Elbaz Family Foundation
  • Barbara Jones Ellis
  • Randi and Bob Fisher
  • Fieldstead Foundation
  • Tracy Freedman
  • Catharine Fergus and Dan Garber
  • Jody and Rhonda Gessow
  • Jeff Goshay
  • Linda Grais
  • Karen Grove of the Grotellone Fund
  • Elaine and Eric Hahn
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bill Mattos 
  • The McBaine Family Fund
  • Patricia McClung and Allen Morgan
  • Carole McNeil
  • Mead Family Foundation
  • Hema Sareen Mohan
  • John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe
  • Stephanie and Nick Osborne
  • Signe Ostby
  • Mahmut Otus
  • Matthew Paige
  • Su-Moon Paik and Bob Brown
  • Kassy Perry
  • Sam Perry
  • Marcia Parker and Robert Porterfield
  • Kristina and George Phipps
  • Fraser Preston
  • Kim Jones and Charles Ray
  • Sally and Toby Rosenblatt
  • Janis Masaoka and Paul Rosenstiel
  • Greg and Sarah Sands
  • Jennie Savage
  • Leila and Bill Schulz
  • Chris and Robert Schumacher
  • Suzanne Saunders Shaw
  • Cindy and William E. Simon Jr.
  • Nicole Sheehan
  • KR Sridhar
  • Greg Stefflre
  • Richard and Virginia Strock
  • David and Robin Sweet
  • Michelle Swenson
  • James Migdal and Victoria Thorp
  • Kiki Tidwell
  • William D. Unger
  • Diana Walsh and Kent Walker
  • Mara and Rick Wallace
  • Katherine Welch
  • Leif Wellington Haase
  • Margit Wennmachers
  • Lee and Leo Wolinsky
  • Kay Woods
  • Barbara Zelnick 

In-Kind Donations

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