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Local journalism is an unwavering pillar for community well-being in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. It informs us, unites us, and most importantly, holds power to account. Yet, the future of local journalism is increasingly precarious, endangered by dwindling revenues and a saturated digital market.

That’s why the Racine County Eye has formed an essential partnership with the Local Media Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. This collaboration bolsters our mission to provide high-quality reporting and allows your donations to be tax-deductible, creating a win-win for you and your community.

Your investment in journalism means our community grows and develops. By contributing to Racine County Eye, you are helping us to tell the stories that matter and make a real difference in people’s lives.

An investment in public safety, public health and housing security

When you contribute to the Racine County Eye, you’re not merely funding another media outlet. You are directly aiding journalism projects focusing on pivotal societal issues such as public safety, public health and housing insecurity. Your support enables us to:

  • Provide in-depth crime reports and safety advisories, fostering a well-informed community.
  • Deliver timely public health updates, especially crucial in times of crisis.
  • Investigate and shed light on housing insecurity, influencing change at both policy and grassroots levels.

Tax-deductible contributions: A gift that gives back

Partnering with the Local Media Foundation ensures that your generous donations are tax-deductible, offering you a financial benefit come tax season. It’s not merely a transaction but an investment in making your community a better, safer place to live. When you give, be sure to follow up on the development of the cause you’ve chosen and feel proud that your donation directly affects positive change in Racine County. Thank you for investing in our community!

Your support is more crucial now than ever

In an era of misinformation, the Racine County Eye strives to be a trusted local voice. Our reporters are on the ground, digging for the truth and providing you with stories that matter. Every dollar contributed amplifies this voice and brings us closer to a community where every citizen is empowered through reliable information.

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To continue this vital work, we need your help. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today. It’s more than charity; it’s your commitment to the integrity of information and the future of your community.

Donate now and invest in a future where local journalism survives and thrives. Raise your voice to rebuild trust, increase civic engagement, and build a healthier democracy. Become part of the movement for real news by making a contribution today. Every dollar counts when it comes to empowering independent journalism and creating positive change in our community.

Help journalism thrive

Your donation directly supports our mission of providing independent journalism in Racine and Kenosha County. We rely on readers like you to keep our coverage free and open to all. With your help, we can continue to bring you the news that matters most to you.

Thank you for considering a contribution to Racine County Eye – your voice in our community. Together, we can rebuild trust in media and foster meaningful dialogue that reflects the true diversity of experiences here in Racine County and Southeast Wisconsin.

For more information on how your donations make a difference, please visit our partnership page with the Local Media Foundation.

The 2023 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation (LMF), a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Local Media Association. The purpose of the program is to allow independent and family-owned news organizations to solicit tax-deductible donations from their communities for journalism projects that focus on critical local issues. Contributions to this program are tax-deductible to the full extent of U.S. law; please consult a tax advisor for details.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.