November marks the beginning of the Patagonia Regional Times’ annual fundraising campaign, that time of year when we ask our community to help us continue our mission to provide local news here in eastern Santa Cruz County.

Our reporting is community driven and community funded. In other words, we wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for you. The PRT is a nonprofit newsroom that depends on donations and grants to be able to continue bringing you news and information that would otherwise go unreported. 

For the fifth year in a row, the PRT has been selected to participate in NewsMatch, a national matching-gift campaign  that drives donations to nonprofit newsrooms (like ours) around the U.S. We are also excited to announce that we have received confirmation of an additional $15,000 in matching funds from Loud Hound, a foundation that supports local, nonprofit news organizations. Here’s how our fundraising campaign works: NewsMatch and Loud Hound will each match donations given in November and December. This can either be a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation. The bottom line is, no matter how you donate to the PRT before the end of 2023, your donation will be tripled thanks to NewsMatch and Loud Hound. That’s a big deal for the PRT.

We need to raise at least $28,000 from our donors before the end of December. We hope that you will consider helping us to continue the work of bringing you your local news by participating in the NewsMatch campaign. 

Will you make a donation to the PRT? Just think of the impact that could have – not just in our newsroom, but in our community.The time is now. Trusted journalism like ours has never mattered more. Give today and triple the impact of your donation