Henrico Citizen - COVID-19 Local Journalism Fund

Give to support Henrico Citizen as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.


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Local news needs your support

The Henrico Citizen is an independent news organization that has proudly served as the county’s hometown news source since 2001. Henrico is all we know. Telling the stories and covering the issues and trends that matter to Henrico citizens is all we do.

We are not owned or funded by Henrico County or any large media entity. Our news coverage always has been free, whether in print or online. But during this uncertain period, expenditure cutbacks by the local and regional businesses that advertise with us have the potential to make our news-gathering efforts much more difficult – or impossible altogether.

Many other local publications nationwide are facing the same harsh realities that we are: Without a sustainable form of revenue, our existence may be threatened. We believe in what we do, and we believe in its importance now more than ever. Henrico citizens deserve to have an honest, meaningful source for county news that comes from experienced and dedicated journalists. We’ve earned 213 journalistic awards since our inception, but we are more proud of the perspective we’ve gained about what makes Henrico unique.

We provide that perspective in everything we publish; it comes from a newsroom staff that despite being tiny in number (two) has more than 45 years of combined experience covering Henrico County. It also comes from a growing network of freelance contributors with their own areas of expertise.

If you value the work we do and the coverage we provide and want it to continue, our staff would be honored if you’d choose to support us with a contribution toward those efforts.

In addition to being tax-deductible, your donation also will allow us to provide free advertising to a local nonprofit – something we are doing for each contribution we receive. It’s our way of giving something back to the community that has served us so well for nearly two decades. After you make your donation, please email us at [email protected] with the name of the nonprofit you’d like us to provide with free digital advertising.

We’re in this with you, and we are here to keep you informed about what’s happening in your county. We’d be grateful for your support.

The Henrico Citizen - 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)