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Mill Pond in Winchester Center.

Support Winchester News

Winchester News started because, like many Massachusetts communities, Winchester lacked robust reporting about local issues  after the collapse of the historic weekly that had served the town since the 1860s. 

It was hard to find information about our town, even if you knew where to look, and even if you had time to look there.  The founders and board members of Winchester News are all Winchester residents. We are committed to creating a sustainable, trusted, and reliable nonprofit community news source for Winchester.  You can help to sustain Winchester News by making a donation. Gifts of all sizes are welcome, and recurring monthly donations help us have a predictable stream of income. Broad community support for this effort will help us to secure larger gifts and grants.

 Here are some frequently asked questions about donating.

Who can donate?

Almost everyone who loves local news. To support our editorial independence, we are prohibited by our fiscal sponsor from accepting donations directly from elected members of town boards and committees. Town Meeting Members are encouraged to support Winchester News with a financial gift.

What happens after I donate?

You will receive two emails confirming your tax-deductible gift: the first from our fiscal sponsor Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), and another from News Revenue Engine, the online platform used to process donations. All contributions or gifts to Winchester News Group are tax-deductible through INN.

Can I give online?

Of course, you can give online! To make a recurring monthly or one-time gift via credit or debit card, please go here.

I'd like to send a check

All checks should be made out to INN with Winchester News Group identified on the memo line and mailed to the following address: 

Winchester News Group

c/o Alison Swallow
109 Wendell St
Winchester, MA 01890

How can I donate by ACH or other electronic transfer?

Send your donation via ACH or other electronic transfer directly to INN using this information:

Financial Institution: JP Morgan Chase

Routing Number for ACH: 322271627

Routing Number for Wires: 021000021

Account Number: 3700000590

Memo: Winchester News Group

I'd like to donate from my donor advised fund

Please email to let us know that you have asked your financial institution to make the gift from your DAF and for how much, so we can make sure it is handled appropriately.

Many financial institutions already have information about INN on file. Ask them to verify the donation information listed here is current in their system.

Checks from your DAF can be mailed to INN, 8549 Wilshire Blvd #2294, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3104. INN's EIN is 27-2614911.

Please see the question above for information on electronic transfers.

Ask the DAF to be clear in the correspondence and on any checks that it is for Winchester News Group.

Please do not mark the gift as anonymous; please be sure the correspondence says whose fund it is from, so we can be sure the gift is credited to us. If you do not want to have your name listed publicly, please email us.

How can I make changes after I contribute?

Once you have made a contribution you can manage it by using the Contributor Portal:

Enter the email you provided when you made your contribution, and you will receive a link to view the status of your donation and make your updates.