YR Media collaborates with generous supporters to deliver impact for our participants, our community, and our audience.


  • Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
  • Alameda County Social Services Agency
  • Andrus Family Fund
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Best Buy Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Citi Foundation
  • City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program
  • City of Oakland Economic and Workforce Development
  • The Claire Giannini Fund
  • The Clorox Company Foundation
  • Comerica Bank
  • First Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • FThree Foundation
  • Gap Foundation
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation
  • Human Investments
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Jenesis Group
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • The Miami Foundation
  • Ms. Gail Koshland Wachtel
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Science Foundation
  • Oakland Fund for Children and Youth
  • Oakland Unite
  • Public Welfare Foundation
  • The Reva & David Logan Foundation
  • Revada Foundation
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Shinnyo-En Foundation
  • Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
  • Susan Crown Exchange
  • Violet World Foundation
  • Vodafone Americas Foundation
  • W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
  • Walter & Elise Haas Fund
  • Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Y&H Soda Foundation


  • Amy Arbreton
  • Anonymous
  • Ronald Elum Family
  • Gary Rydstrom
  • Howard Wollner
  • Jennifer Abele
  • Kate Murphy
  • Luc Bellet
  • Mal Warwick
  • Marlene Millikan
  • Brad Ogle Family
  • Quinn Delaney
  • Richard Buchheim
  • Simone Coxe
  • Small Wonder Communications
  • Steve Fainaru
  • Steve Pinsky
  • The Tides Foundation
  • Thomas Byrne

Donor Acceptance Policy

In the interest of editorial and creative independence, YR Media makes public any donor who contributes $1000 or more per fiscal year.

YR Media accepts gifts and grants to support our general operations, coverage of specific topics determined by our editorial staff and special projects. All editorial and creative decisions are made independently; donors receive no preferential coverage and do not influence the direction or findings of our reporting. YR Media may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial and creative control of the coverage and arts content. We do not cede right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial or artistic content.

We do not accept donations from political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office, nor do we accept donations from sources who our board of directors deem could present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

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