South Seattle Emerald's 7th Anniversary!

Thank you, Community! Our 7th year was our BEST YET and that’s a testament to you, our readers, community, our friends — our Emerald Family. 💚


542 supporters

$50,000 goal

Campaign Ended

Team Member

Marti McKenna


by 7 supporters

$1,000 goal

The Emerald is a true gem in our community, and over the past year, it has shone brighter than ever, uplifting community voices to tell stories that directly affect the readers it serves. 

In particular, in 2020, indepth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the most marginalized among us has helped to raise awareness of the inequities in how solutions are developed and applied in times of crisis, while breaking stories shone a light on police abuse and the flaws and loopholes in the accountability processes as we navigated ongoing unrest following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others.

It was the Emerald's own Carolyn Bick who took the deep dive into the story of Tommy Le's murder by a King County Sheriff's Deputy and uncovered discrepancies, evidence tampering, and facts previously concealed from the public and the Le family.

And all the while ... 

  • Journalists kept us informed about national and local elections, labor issues, inequities in health care and education and the people who are fighting to make things right. 
  • Artists helped us see the world and each other, and poets gave us alternate perspectives and hard-won wisdom along with simple joys and enjoyments. Writers told us stories of their lives and of their imaginations. 
  • Photographers took us to events and locations and showed us our city and our neighbors in all their beauty and imperfection.

The Emerald lifts up stories and voices we might not otherwise hear & supports the community it serves in so many ways, both tangible and intangible. It is a needed resource, and in order to exist, it needs your help.

Your contribution will directly impact and support the journalists, artists, photographers, poets, storytellers, and all who work together behind the scenes to bring you the Emerald every day. It will help ensure that this vital resource remains strong, resilient, and ready to keep working for all of us.

Please join me in supporting my beloved South Seattle Emerald today.

Team Members



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Sharon Ho


39 supporters

Maile and Virginia


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Thank you to everyone who contributed, organized, and led the way  to our fundraising goal of $50K! 

Since our founding in 2014, our readership has quadrupled and so have the issues that our community faces. Your support allows us to change the narrative for people who live in South Seattle and continue to meet the demand for relationship-centered, accurate reporting. 

We hope you'll consider taking your love of the Emerald to the next level by scheduling a monthly gift

Your monthly recurring gift (at any level!) gives us a steady stream of support that helps keep the lights on when the excitement of anniversaries and seasonal fundraisers wears off. Plus you get cool perks!

With your help we can keep providing stories with nuance, complexity, and richness — the ones that spark ideas and joy, lift people up, and speak truth to power.

Thank you so much for your support of our community and of ethical, responsible journalism in Seattle.



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542 supporters

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