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Founded in 2015, CalMatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

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CalMatters is an independent, non-partisan, and free press that keeps Californians informed about our government through electronic media. They have excellent reporters who report the legislative process and the impact of legislative decisions. An investigative unit uncovers questionable activities and behaviors to expose wrongdoing and better inform voters. Our democracy is well served by their reporting.
Becky Morgan
Former Republican California State Senator, and co-founder of the James and Rebecca Morgan Family Foundation

The News is Essential

With state and local officials leading the response to climate change, the return to school, and the economic recovery, our role as the primary newsroom covering California government is more vital and essential than it’s ever been.

As a nonprofit news organization, CalMatters relies on your donations to deliver free, fair, and accessible information to all Californians. We believe that our robust coverage of state issues is essential to a healthy, inclusive democracy. We hope you agree and will support our work by making a tax-deductible donation to CalMatters. 

We’re happy to direct your donation to support coverage of topics you care about such as education, housing, environment, poverty, healthcare, justice, and our economy. By supporting CalMatters, you’re making a meaningful contribution to journalism that informs and empowers Californians to engage with our state government and holds those in power accountable for their decisions and actions. Thank you.

Key Supporters

CalMatters is proud and grateful to be supported by an array of major donors, foundations, corporations, and other organizations across our state. They include:
In the Bay Area:
Kerfuffle Foundation
Emerson Collective
James Irvine Foundation
College Futures Foundation
Carrie and Greg Penner,
Penner Family Foundation
Blue Shield of CA Foundation
11th Hour Project
California Health Care Foundation
California Wellness Foundation
Hellman Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Enlight Foundation
FThree Foundation
Becky Morgan
Doris Fisher
Helen Schwab
Ann Doerr
John Pritzker Family Fund
Walter S. Johnson Foundation