How we’re funded

El Tímpano’s pursuit of more equitable journalism, information access, and civic engagement is possible thanks to the generous support of our community. 

Our work is funded by grants, donations, and sponsorships from individuals, foundations, public agencies, and corporations, as well as by partnership fees from government and nonprofit agencies. Accepting financial support does not mean El Tímpano endorses donors or their products, services or opinions. Our news judgments are made independently—not based on or influenced by any revenue source. We make public all revenue sources and donors who give $5,000 or more per year. 

Please join these committed donors and support El Tímpano today

$100,000 and above

Democracy Fund

Crankstart Foundation/Resilient Fruitvale

California Health Care Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation

Blue Shield of California Foundation

The Reva & David Logan Foundation

The California Endowment

Google News Initiative

$50,000 – $99,999

San Francisco Foundation

Zellerbach Family Foundation

Rita Allen Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation

LION Publishers

$25,000 – $49,999

Report For America/Catchlight

East Contra Costa Strong

Akonadi Foundation

Renaissance Journalism

The Miami Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999

Solutions Journalism Network

American Press Institute

The Membership Project Puzzle

News Integrity Initiative

Knight Foundation


Libraries Without Borders

Women’s Foundation California

Battery Powered

Stanford Center for Philanthropy in Civil Society

$5,000 – $9,999

Jeweld Legacy Group/Stupski Foundation

Once Upon a Time Foundation

Media In Color

Local Media Foundation

California Humanities

Civic Partners

Our community engagement is also supported by grants and partnership fees from government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Below are agencies whose partnerships of $5,000 and above have powered our work. If you are interested in partnering with El Tímpano, click here to learn more.  

Alameda County Health Care services agency - Public health department