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Show Your Support

This Spring Member Drive, join our people-powered newsroom.

No newsroom invests more in reporting on Texas for Texans than The Texas Tribune. If you value reporting that tells the true story of our state — with all the nuance that comes with a population of 29 million people — help us raise $60,000 this Spring Member Drive by giving today.

Your donation will help us ...

Deepen our border coverage

Texas shares more than 1,200 miles of borderland with Mexico, putting our state at the center of policy conversations around immigration and border security. Help us continue to report out the important stories emerging from our southern border with the context that only a Texas-based organization like ours can provide.
Goal: $15,000

Kick our 2020 coverage into high gear

With two Texans in the crowded 2020 field, there are more eyes — and dollars — on our state than ever before. Help us ask the questions Texans need answers to, keep tabs on campaign finance and follow the races here at home that will decide whether our House majority flips for the first time in 18 years.
Goal: $20,000

Keep tabs on voting rights

This year’s botched review of state voter rolls put Texas voting rights issues on the national stage once again. Help us continue to take a solutions-oriented approach to covering this issue by focusing on the people affected by it.
Goal: $15,000

Extend the reach of our events & podcasts

Thousands of Texans tune into our live events and podcasts every year. Help us maintain our accessible-for-all approach by making indexed transcriptions a part of our podcast and events workflow.
Goal: $10,000

Become a Texas Tribune Member today

Our members are part of a growing community of civically engaged Texans.

As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on members to help keep our stories free and our events open to the public. Join thousands who already support The Texas Tribune with their donations.

Benefits by giving level

Member - Donate up to $35/year

  • Our official Texas Tribune member decal.
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the Texas Tribune newsroom, including Q&As with our reporters and sneak peeks at special projects.
  • Discounted passes and priority seating at Texas Tribune Festival, our annual, three-day meeting of the brightest minds in politics and policy.
  • Our utmost gratitude and a special place on our growing donor wall.

Informed member - Donate $36 to $99/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus a quarterly members-only stakeholder reports.

Engaged member - Donate $100 to $499/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus invites to fun exclusive experiences geared toward connecting you with political insiders, Tribune community members and industry colleagues (beginning 2019).

Involved member - Donate $500 to $999/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus discounted rental rates for our Studio 919 event space.

Giving circles

Circle members provide sustainable support with three-year commitments to fund our newsroom. Members receive all of the Involved benefits plus access to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes information. Read more about the Circle Membership

  • Editor’s Circle - $1,000/year for three years
  • Leadership Circle - $2,500/year for three years
  • Chairman’s Circle - $5,000/year for three years

Business membership

Make a contribution in your organization's name and join a roster of community-minded businesses supporting our public interest newsroom. Members are featured on a support page with link to business site, mentioned on The Brief, and receive an official Texas Tribune Business Member decal and card. Read more about the Business Membership

  • Hat's Off - $500/year
  • Lone Star - $1,500/year
  • Big Tex - $2,500/year
Why they support us

“#ISupportTexasTribune because it's so crucial in today's climate to get thoughtful and fact-based news.”


“#ISupportTexasTribune because it produces quality journalism that I trust.”


“#ISupportTexasTribune because they do real journalism for real Texans on real issues that ... really matter.”


“#ISupportTexasTribune because no matter where I go Texas will always be home.”


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sustaining membership?

A sustaining membership means your donation recurs automatically on a monthly or yearly basis via credit card. This provides the Tribune with the sort of predictable revenue that allows us to plan budgets a few years at a time, and it helps eliminate renewal mailings or lapses in your membership.

How can I renew my membership?

Sustaining memberships automatically renew on a monthly or yearly basis. If you need to update your billing information, or your membership is up for renewal soon, please contact membership@texastribune.org.

Can I send my donation by mail?

Yes! Simply fill out this donation form and mail it to:

Texas Tribune Membership

919 Congress Avenue

Sixth Floor

Austin, Texas 78701

What if I want to give more?

For three-year commitments of $1,000 or more, join our Circle Membership program. To make a tax-deductible gift in the name of a business, contact April Hinkle to join our Business Membership program.

For corporate sponsorships and business membership, contact:

April Hinkle

Chief Revenue Officer



For major gifts or
grants, contact:

Terry Quinn

Chief Development Officer



Still have questions?

For questions about membership, contact:

Sarah Glen

Loyalty Program Manager