Monday’s announcement of the Knight Foundation’s $25,000 matching grant prompted dozens of readers to make a year-end contribution to MinnPost, putting us almost halfway to our campaign goal.
So far, we have received 244 gifts collectively worth nearly $30,000, well on our way to the $75,000 we aim to raise by Dec. 31. To everyone who has contributed, THANK YOU!
We still have quite a bit further to go, however, and more than $15,000 to raise to receive the full $25,000 in eligible funds from the Knight News Match.
Any gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000, and get us closer to our goal.
In addition to this generous challenge grant, readers who become Platinum members by giving at least $20 per month (or $240 at one time) will be eligible for new one-year digital subscriptions to The New York Times.
Many of those who have already contributed took a moment to tell us why they did. Some recent comments are posted below, with permission.
We give to support quality, in-depth journalism. – John & Heidi Harlander, St. Cloud
MinnPost is a good source of news. Great events and discussions. – Sara K. Graffunder, Minneapolis
I give to support more trustworthy journalism online. – David Rask, Minneapolis
We read MinnPost online almost daily. – Rolf & Karen Nelson, Park Rapids
This money was a gift for my boss [Scott Peterson] that my co-workers and I gave him for Christmas. He reads MinnPost daily and strongly supports independent news. A perfect gift for someone who already has everything and doesn’t want more “stuff.” – Molly Murphy, St. Paul
Having moved out of Minnesota, I enjoy following local issues on MinnPost. Your writers provide excellent coverage of local, regional and national issues! – Todd Jacobson, Upper Arlington, Ohio
We need honest and good journalism now more than ever and we need to protect our rights under the First Amendment now more than ever. – Donna Chicone, Woodbury
Happy holidays to everyone at MinnPost! Keep up the good work! – Nate Dungan, Minneapolis