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We give you something to tweet about.

In an age of aggregators, the Center for Investigative Reporting is a multimedia content creator. We invest our resources in covering underreported stories that traditional media can no longer afford to pursue.

Many news organizations no longer report; they merely repost. CIR is different. We arm the public with thoroughly reported facts and with deep explanations of complex issues from the environment to immigration, government accountability, education, health, campaign finance and more — locally, nationally and internationally.

You can directly support our work:

Support Levels:

No matter your giving level, your support helps us give you something to tweet about. We’ll also send you an invitation to join CIR’s Story Alerts and our monthly email update with insider information

CIR Supporter: $50

Sunlight Circle: $50 to $999

What can your money buy?
$50 pays for a reporter’s expenses in the field for a day.
$100 covers software that helps us turn investigations into interactive maps and databases.
$250 means we can translate a report into Spanish or other languages.
$600 buys a portable scanner—essential for copying government records on site and avoiding high document fees.

Investigative Team: $1,000 to $9,999

What could these donations support?
$1,000 funds a reporting intern for a month.
$5,000 enables us to develop an interactive, multimedia project website to present an investigation in compelling ways.
$6,500 supports office space for a month for our Bay Area headquarters and Sacramento and Southern California bureaus.

Front-Page Editors: $10,000 to $49,999

How might these generous gifts be used?
$10,000 covers a special assignment investigation for CIR by a veteran independent journalist.
$25,000 pays for CIR’s insurance (including libel insurance) for a full year.
$45,000 brings on a seasoned radio producer for six months to turn CIR investigations into public radio reports.

New Media Entrepreneurs: $50,000 and above

These major gifts would help journalism thrive:
$50,000 supports a junior staff reporter for a year.
$100,000 lets us hire an experienced reporter to create a new reporting beat.
$500,000 saves journalism (or helps us get there).

Go to our online donations page or, for a donation over $1,000, please e-mail us or mail a check to 2130 Center St., Ste. 103, Berkeley CA 94704.