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Membership and Donors

Support El Paso Matters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization dedicated to reporting that gives people of the Borderplex region the information they need to make informed decisions, and encourages key institutions to operate in a transparent, efficient and ethical manner.

Membership levels

Bronze – Up to $249 annually.
Silver – $250 to $999 annually.
Gold – $1,000 to $2,499 annually.
Platinum – $2,500 or more annually.

 

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Checks should be made out to El Paso Community Foundation, with El Paso Matters in the memo line. Mail to El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N. Oregon, Second Floor, El Paso, TX 79901

Donor Transparency

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.

Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics, and special projects. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We will make public all donors who give $1,000 or more per year. As a nonprofit, we will avoid accepting donations from anonymous sources. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

El Paso Matters Donors

$100,000 Facebook Journalism Project

$75,000 Emerson Collective

$70,000 El Paso Community Foundation

$30,000 Arnold Ventures, Open Campus Media

$20,000 Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation; El Paso Electric Co.

$10,000 WestStar Bank

$8,500 Walton Family Foundation

$5,975 Walmart Foundation

$5,000 Martha Hood and Will Jewell;  E.C. “Ted” Houghton; Joint grant from Facebook Journalism Project; Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Local Media Association: Google Journalism Emergency Relief Fund

$1,500 Space for Everyone Foundation; Cathy Edelman and Anette Skuggedal; Raymond Telles 

$1,000 Julie Summerford Pearson; Veronica Callaghan; Zahira Torres; Eliot Shapleigh