Support Us

We have been selected to participate in NewsMatch, a national matching-gift campaign that drives donations to nonprofit newsrooms around the country.

Starting now — through Dec. 31 — the full-year value of your new monthly gift or one-time donation will be matched 4x.

FAQs

You’re nonprofit? Why?

We think the best journalism is done for public service, not for profit. More importantly, this approach creates community ownership. You can read more about why we went nonprofit here.

How are you funded?

About 280 recurring monthly members, a handful of major donors and some advertising. You can see a list of our major donors ($1,000+) here.

Is The Current a 501(c)(3)?

Not yet. The Current is pursuing 501(c)(3) designation. In the meantime, donations are processed through a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, AOC Community Media.

Can I send a check instead?

Yes. Contact christiaan@thecurrentla.com to arrange a check payment.

Can my business sponsor The Current?

Yes, please! Contact Christiaan directly at christiaan@thecurrentla.com to discuss corporate membership and other ways you can support our work.

About NewsMatch

How does the NewsMatch thing work?

Until Dec. 31 any donation we receive will be matched 4x by NewsMatch and a group of local funders. New recurring memberships will be matched at the full-year value. That means a $10 monthly donation today will make a $480 gift to Lafayette journalism that matters to you.

Does my existing membership count?

Yep, existing monthly contributions count but only for the two months of NewsMatch. Increases to your membership level, however, are treated as new memberships and matched at full-year value.

Do I have to give online?

No. You can write a check and it’ll still count against the NewsMatch grant.

Would a contribution from my business count?

Yep!

Benefits

  • Access to our Facebook member forum
  • Free or discounted tickets to The Current’s events
  • Extra content delivered to your inbox every week
  • Comment privileges for thecurrentla.com
  • Our eternal gratitude for your support


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