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  • Our utmost gratitude and a special place on our growing donor wall.

Informed member - Donate $50 to $99/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus special perks at Texas Tribune Festival, our annual meeting of the brightest minds in politics and policy.

Informed level members and above who purchase a ticket to join us at TribFest get the ultimate Festival experience — a registration discount, access to members-only sessions and more.

Engaged member - Donate $100 to $499/year

Benefits include all of the above, plus invites to quarterly members-only events to connect you with our newsroom, fellow Tribune members and influential Texans.

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
  • CEO’s Circle - $10,000/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 members give

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“#ISupportTexasTribune because we need good journalism in our 2nd largest state.”


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I’m a Texas Tribune member?

Your membership is current if you have made a donation of at least $1 within the past 365 days, including if you have an active yearly or monthly donation. Your membership is considered lapsed one year from your last donation.

Are donations to The Texas Tribune tax deductible?

Yes. The Texas Tribune is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Our EIN is 26-4527097

What is a sustaining membership?

A sustaining membership means your donation recurs automatically on a monthly or yearly basis via credit card. Members with recurring gifts help the Tribune pursue big stories and projects and plan budgets a few years at a time. Sustaining memberships also help eliminate lapses in your membership.

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How do I cancel a monthly or yearly donation?

We understand circumstances change. You may cancel a recurring gift at any time by signing up or logging into your Texas Tribune account. Any donation you’ve made in the last 365 days still counts toward your annual membership.

How can I renew my membership?

If you’re looking to renew your membership, make a donation to the Tribune. Your membership renews for one full year after you make a donation.

Sustaining memberships automatically renew on a monthly or yearly basis. If you need to update your credit card information, log in to your Tribune account. If you need assistance, please contact membership@texastribune.org.

Can I send my donation by mail?

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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:

Leave us a message at 512-993-0166

Email us at membership@texastribune.org