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Matching Grant Donation

The Wet Mountain Tribune is the proud recipient of a $5,000 matching grant from the Colorado Media Project to increase and support local journalism in Custer County.

Colorado Media Project (CMP) is a nonpartisan philanthropic initiative dedicated to supporting people, projects, and organizations working to build a healthier, more equitable, solutions-focused local news and information ecosystem for all Coloradans. Each year they select a small group of newsrooms to receive matching grants to increase local coverage of news and events—from Aurora to Aspen to Alamosa and now the Wet Mountain Valley.

CMP has pledged a $5,000 challenge grant to us to help us encourage individuals in our community to support the Tribune with philanthropic donations. Between Nov. 29 (“Giving NewsDay”) and Dec. 31, 2022, the Tribune can earn up to $5,000 from CMP, in a dollar-for-dollar match aimed at inspiring individual giving to support the long-term sustainability of their public-service journalism — which informs and engages communities and strengthens civic engagement statewide. For every dollar we raise from the community, up to $5,000, the challenge fund will match it!

Funds used from the campaign will be used to continue and increase local coverage of local government actions, investigations, and community events. Many people have asked how they can contribute more to the Tribune in ways that do not include an advertisement, and this is a way for those donations to go even further.

Please consider making a donation to this important local journalism and community grant program by sending a check made out to the Wet Mountain Tribune and mailed to PO Box 300, Westcliffe, CO 81252. Or you can donate by clicking on the following button.

Thank you for your support,

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