The Bradenton Herald Coronavirus Reporting Fund - COVID-19 Local News Fund

Give to support The Bradenton Herald Coronavirus Reporting Fund as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.


258 Supporters

69% of $25,000 goal

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Dear reader,

We need your help.

The COVID-19 crisis has been unlike any other story we’ve covered. The journalists at the Bradenton Herald have responded with an almost around-the-clock effort to provide our readers with critical coverage.

We have published numerous stories and videos a day, from a steady stream of breaking news to accountability journalism and investigative stories. We have answered scores of reader questions, investigated tips, fought for access to government briefings, filed public records requests and shared much-needed stories of resiliency and uplift.

We are grateful we can be here for you.

Like you, we are stressed. About our health and our ability to do our work. The pandemic has brought layoffs, furloughs and salary reductions to newsrooms large and small. We’re fighting like mad to hold the line, like many local businesses, and so far we’ve done so thanks to your readership and support via digital and print subscriptions. 

But it’s a steep hill, and we’re thinking creatively about how to climb it. 

If you see value in what we’re doing every day, and if you can support us, please help us bridge this gap. My news colleagues will be the direct beneficiaries of your help.

And so will readers in Bradenton and Manatee County. Your support will be not only an investment in the Bradenton Herald, it will be an investment in the community.

Your tax-deductible gift can ensure we continue to report on the coronavirus and all of its impacts across our community. We aim to raise $25,000 to keep our journalists working to deliver essential news and information to you.

With help from the Local Media Foundation, your gift goes directly to ensuring sustainability for the Bradenton Herald and continued accountability reporting as we navigate this critical time.


The Bradenton Herald Coronavirus Reporting Fund - 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.

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COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)