Make a contribution in support of local independent journalism.

The Exedra is free and open to all, but your tax deductible donation, starting as low as $120/year, ensures that we can continue to deliver quality reporting to our community. The Piedmont Exedra accepts tax-deductible donations through our fiscal sponsor, the Bay City News Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization based in the Bay Area with Tax ID 83-0654488.

Credit card donations can be made through the secure form below:

Thank you for helping to keep local journalism thriving in our community by choosing from these five options.

Insider: $120

One-time contribution of $120

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Subtotal $120.00

Total due $120.00

Supporter: $365

One-time contribution of $365

Billing Address

Subtotal $365.00

Total due $365.00

Partner: $500

One-time contribution of $500

Billing Address

Subtotal $500.00

Total due $500.00

Sustainer: $1000

One-time contribution of $1000

Billing Address

Subtotal $1,000.00

Total due $1,000.00

Other Amount

One-time contribution, you choose the amount

Billing Address

Subtotal $60.00

Total due $60.00

By signing up, you agree to our TERMS of USE. Piedmont Exedra will not share your personal information with third-party marketers without your express consent.

Your donations, including those made via stock donations or directly from investment accounts and retirement funds (instructions below), are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law but please consult with your tax accountant.

Or write a check:

Please indicate the funds be directed to the Piedmont Exedra in the memo line and mail a check to:

Bay City News Foundation
900 Hilldale Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708

Bay City News Foundation serves the San Francisco Bay Area via our free website and is backed by charitable donations from contributors who care about local news, a free press, democratic values and an informed citizenry.

Other ways to donate to the Exedra:

Use your Donor Advised Fund

If you donate through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, make your recommendation through the DAF Direct website. If you have another donor-advised fund, please make the recommendation to your fund and give them the address above and our federal tax ID number: 83-0654488

Donate shares of stock

Donating appreciated stock is easy and may have significant tax benefits for you. Please check with your tax advisor. Stock transfers often arrive without the donor’s contact information, so please email to notify us and share your contact information so we may promptly send an acknowledgment and a tax receipt.

Donate from your IRA

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account can be a great, tax-advantaged way to support the Exedra. Contact us at for help with this process.

Transfer or wire funds

Sending a gift from your bank directly to ours is easy and safe. Please contact us for the banking information required to make a transfer at

Include us in your estate plan

What will be your legacy? Please consider leaving a gift to the Exedra through your estate plans to pass on your appreciation of an informed and engaged public. To learn more about planned gifts contact

If you add us to your estate plan, please let us know so we can recognize your generous intent and keep you informed about the impact of our work.

Matching gifts

Many employers will donate to the charities you select. Check with your employer, and if they have a matching gift program that we can assist you with, please email

If you have any other questions about donating, please contact

Thank you for supporting quality local journalism.

The Piedmont Exedra is a community-based public benefit corporation.
The Exedra provides readers with email delivery of news and regular bulletins featuring City Council and School Board updates, election news and crime reports, along with blogs and writing by local experts. You are invited to submit postings of news, events, opinions and comments (see TERMS OF USE). Your financial contribution enables us to maintain a strong news organization with talented reporters who work hard to keep you engaged and well-informed about our city.