Local news needs your support
From up-to-the-minute health and wellness information to working with Aiken County businesses to inform the community, the Aiken Standard’s essential work helps to inform the local community on issues that matter to us and our world.
Your financial support allows the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star to keep 18 local newsroom employees working to gather, edit and present the local news that our community has depended on for 153 years.
The coronavirus crisis has brought serious distress to local economies, and advertising along with them. That new financial challenge means the Aiken Standard must fight for its own survival while continuing to provide important local news and information as a public service during this unprecedented crisis.
If you believe local news and information is critical, especially during this crisis, please donate to help keep us on the job. Contributions to this fund will help pay for news resources to cover the impact of the virus on our local communities, information on testing sites, which businesses are open, and more. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support of the Aiken Standard during this critical time!
The Aiken Standard - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues. LMF is providing funds to this news organization and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support COVID-19 reporting, to make sure the public has essential facts on this important topic.