Houston Defender - COVID-19 Local News Fund

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


193 Supporters

Local news needs your support

In a time of uncertainty, the importance of a reliable information source is vital.  Because of you, the Houston Defender has existed for 90 years and we cannot continue without you.

The coronavirus crisis has heightened the importance of credible local information and has threatened our very existence because of the loss of advertising dollars. We, at the Defender, are struggling to keep our doors open while we work to provide all the resources and information you need. If you believe local news and information are critical, especially during this crisis, please contribute and help keep us on the job covering the Black community.  All donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation by check, please make the check payable to "Local Media Foundation" and include the Houston Defender in the memo line.

Send the check to:

COVID-19 Local News Fund
c/o Local Media Foundation
P.O. Box 85015
Chicago, IL 60689-5015

A message from the publisher:

Houston Defender — 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)