With only a few weeks left in our end-of-year fundraising campaign, we wanted to take a moment to share an update on our progress and our gratitude for all the support you’ve shown.

Since November 1, we’ve raised nearly $25,000 from more than 200 readers like you. With year-end matching challenges in effect, those gifts go much further. Here are some of the highlights so far.  

  • We have qualified for $15,000 in matching funds from the NewsMatch campaign for nonprofit news. 
  • We have unlocked an additional $15,000 in matching funds from NewsMatch for our coverage of rural Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and issues that impact residents’ lives and support civic engagement. 
  • And we’re on track for another $10,000 in matching funds for the Joe and Helen Pickering Challenge, an annual gift in honor of two of our earliest donors and supporters. 

All told, that means your combined donations will put nearly $70,000 toward the journalism our rural communities need.

There’s one more goal you can help us meet.

If the Daily Yonder receives contributions from more than 100 new, first-time donors before the campaign is done, we’ll receive another bonus to our matching funds.

As of today, we need fewer than a dozen new donors to reach that goal.

If you haven’t donated before, your gift — no matter the amount — makes a larger impact for rural news. 

We hope you’ll consider adding your contribution today. And thank you to each of our donors, new and old, for your continuing support of the work we do. 


Your contribution is appreciated.

About NewsMatch
Contributions from individuals are eligible to be matched up to $1,000 per donor from November 1 to December 31, 2022, to a combined total of at least $15,000, through the NewsMatch national-matching program. The Daily Yonder has been selected to receive an additional $15,000 in matching funds from NewsMatch for its dedication to providing coverage of rural Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and highlighting issues that impact residents’ lives and support civic engagement. These matching funds run concurrently, which means every dollar we raise, up to $15,000, is matched twice. Monthly recurring donations are matched at the 12-month value of the donation, up to $1,000. For more details about eligibility see NewsMatch guidelines.

About the Joe and Helen Pickering Challenge
Joe and Helen Pickering, the father- and mother-in-law of publisher Dee Davis, were among the first donors to the Daily Yonder when it began publishing in 2007. Helen was a journalist and an activist. She edited the Stanford Daily when the boys were off at WWII. Later, she worked for reproductive rights and environmental protection. Joe was a WWII vet and a businessman who began the challenge to honor Helen when she passed away in 2017. Joe died in 2020. The Joe and Helen Pickering Challenge reflects their commitment to making things better, and Dee and his wife Mimi have kept it going in their memory.

The Daily Yonder is a project of the Center for Rural Strategies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts may be tax deductible; consult a tax adviser for more information.