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It is an immense honor to serve the community with our independent, original, and in-depth reporting. A core and indivisible part of who we are is the support we receive from our readers. It’s a powerful validation on the value of our reporting and ensures we always stay deeply connected to those that we serve.

And it works both ways.  Our member donors are proud to support independent and local news at a time when it is fading across the country.  We’re going against the trends here in Austin, we need to keep going – there’s too much at stake.

Will you continue stand out as a community leader and support our community-focused nonprofit news organization by becoming a member-donor today?

Membership Levels

Special benefits by annual contribution level:

Civic Enthusiast $3 – 29

  • A place on our gratitude wall
  • Members-only newsletter

Civic Pacesetter $30 – 99

  • Civic Enthusiast benefits, plus
  • Early access to Monitor Mission Notes, new initiatives, and special reports

Civic Ambassador $100 – 999+

  • Civic Pacesetter benefits, plus
  • Exclusive invites to Austin Monitor community events and initiatives
  • Austin Monitor sticker

Community Leadership Circles ($1K+ and multi-year commitments)

  • All membership benefits, plus
  • Special recognition as Community Leadership Giving Circle member on our site
  • Exclusive invites to Austin Monitor Leadership events featuring the insider discussions with Austin Monitor team and other Austin community leaders

Are you part of a business that wants to support the Austin Monitor?  Learn more about our Business Membership program and sponsorship opportunities today!

Community Leadership Circle & Major Gifts

Major and multi-year gifts of $1,000 or more provide sustainable and transformative support to our organization. Community Leadership Circle members (multi-year gifts) and Major Donors receive special recognition, all the member benefits, and exclusive invites to Austin Monitor Leadership events featuring the insider discussions with Austin Monitor team and other Austin community leaders.

Most of all, these individuals recognize the tremendous importance of trusted local news and their generous support is key to our mission and fundamentally strengthens our community, future, and democracy.

If you’re interested, we’d love to speak with you about the Community Leadership Circle and major gift options. Please email us at

Pay by Check

If you would prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to the Austin Monitor and mail to 1023 Springdale Rd, Suite 1J, Austin, TX 78721.

Have questions or want to discuss donation options? Contact us at

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