Alhambra Source partners with NewsMatch for two-month membership drive


Alhambra , CA United States

At the Alhambra Source, we cover topics from local politics to urban development, from student leadership to immigrant journeys of all sorts. Recently, we reported extensively on two city council candidate forums and campaign financing in advance of the November election. We also offered details of the city’s draft general plan. And we include restaurant reviews and cultural reviews in our news mix as well.

Our stories offer a window on American life from the perspective of residents of the city often called the gateway to the San Gabriel Valley.

In addition, community engagement is at the heart of what we do, sponsoring a highly successful summer internship program for Alhambra high school students while collaborating with local organizations and our community contributors residents to create an engaged community—together.

But all of this takes money and the Alhambra Source is a non-profit news and civic engagement entity, a project of Community Partners.

So that’s why, this year, the Alhambra Source is joining NewsMatch, the largest grassroots campaign for nonprofit news, as we begin our fall/winter membership drive. From now through Dec. 31, NewsMatch will match individual donations of up to $1,000 with a cap per organization of $25,000. This matching gift campaign helps newsrooms like ours raise vital funds so we can continue to do our work.

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More than 150 nonprofit newsrooms across the country are participating in this year’s NewsMatch. Some, like the Alhambra Source, will be participating for the very first time.

“Now more than ever, nonprofit newsrooms across the country are filling information gaps in communities,” said Sue Cross, Executive Director and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News. “This year’s NewsMatch campaign will enable organizations to raise critical support, which will ensure they have the resources necessary to continue to provide fact-based, local quality journalism for years to come.”

As the only independent news source for Alhambra, we have published stories over the years that have had a significant impact on the community, including helping the police reach Chinese-speaking communities through a pioneering program on Weibo, stopping the destruction of hundreds of trees and a historic church, and shedding light on a questionable Lowe’s hardware store project.

NewsMatch is driven by the Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub, two organizations helping build more sustainable models for journalism in America.

This year marks NewsMatch’s third consecutive year. In 2017, NewsMatch helped raise more than $4.8 million from individual donors and a coalition of private funders. This year, the number of nonprofit news organizations participating in NewsMatch has jumped by more than 40 percent.

NewsMatch is supported by Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Facebook Journalism Project. The Miami Foundation is the fiscal sponsor. The Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub are nonprofit partners.

Learn more about the NewsMatch campaign here: https://www.newsmatch.org/info/faq

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