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San Francisco Public Press

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Publisher: Lila LaHood


The mission of the San Francisco Public Press is to enrich civic life in San Francisco by delivering public-interest journalism to broad and diverse audiences through print and interactive media not supported by advertising.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

The San Francisco Public Press is public-interest, nonprofit journalism at its best. The publication never flinches at tackling the complex issues and problems confronting the Bay Area — the housing affordability crisis, homelessness, educational inequities in our public schools — with top-notch investigative and solutions-driven journalism and compelling storytelling. We have also been impressed by their efforts to actively engage and listen to the communities they serve as a way to address problems and effect change.
Valerie Bush
Executive Director,
Renaissance Journalism


During the fall of 2021, NewsMatch – a national initiative aimed at increasing donations to vetted nonprofit journalism organizations – will match donations to the San Francisco Public Press. 

With the additional funds, the Public Press plans to hire more staff to report on the region’s burning issues, including environmental protection, housing affordability, public health, transportation safety, homeless services, digital privacy, and immigration.

These funds will supplement the Public Press’s current base of support, largely community, journalism-focused, and family foundation gifts, and donations from hundreds of individuals through its membership program.

Key Supporters

The Reva and David Logan Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
ProPublica Local Reporting Network
Inasmuch Foundation
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Renaissance Journalism
The Fund for Investigative Journalism
McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Solutions Journalism Network
Investigative Editing Corps
USC Annenberg Reporting
on Health Program

Board Members

Patricia Bovan Campbell, secretary
David Cohn, president
Liz Enochs, vice-president
Neal Gorenflo
Lawrence Groo
Lila LaHood, treasurer
Ricardo Sandoval Palos
Peter Scheer
Michael Stoll