It's match time! - Salish Current

Where do you find your news? For many, it’s a matter of scrolling through the phone to read stories from local online newsrooms including the Salish Current. Donations to the nonprofit will be matched one-for-one during November and December. (, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikicommons)


Here’s the deal: Salish Current plans to increase the reporting of local news throughout your readership area. More stories, more frequently, more community essays, more news clips.

NewsMatch 2023
News for people, not for profit, is at the heart of the NewsMatch campaign to support nonprofit local journalism.

To do that we need to double our modest budget. Here’s how that’s possible: Donate to the Salish Current during November and December and double your impact.

The dollars you donate during November and December will be matched by generous local supporters and national NewsMatch campaign funders. If enough dollars are doubled, our budget can be doubled — and we can report more news that free to read and free from advertising.

Quality journalism costs money to produce: we pay our freelancers, who produce in-depth, accountable articles about what’s happening in our area, what we need to know about our local governments, what the trends are, how we’re expressing our culture, what we can do to protect our environment … and more.

What makes us different? We’re independent and nonprofit, beholden to no corporation or millionaire. Because we are reader supported, we have no paywall on our news because we believe news should be freely accessible to all the community. And we check facts in stories, essays and letters to the editor — because that’s what’s required to build trust In the news.

Consider a monthly donation of $12 or $15 or whatever works for you, if that’s easier on the budget at year’s end. That monthly or quarterly or annual donation makes it possible to provide fact-based, nonpartisan news about culture, justice, environment and more for Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties. 

Your contribution to a successful matching campaign will allow Salish Current  to hire editorial staff and increase our news coverage, develop community partnerships, and increase fundraising and readership. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT. Donate today. Thank you!

Salish Current is a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our EIN is 85-1320325.

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