A group of about 50 bicyclists stand on the shores of Lake Washington with Bellevue in the background.
The Urbanist is striving to up our events game, such as our bike ride with CityNerd on September 16, 2023. (Jackson Teal)

Take advantage of our tax-deductible giving option with corporate matching eligibility.

The Urbanist is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, which frees us up to do endorsements and political advocacy in addition to our investigative reporting and informative news articles. However, most of our operations and activities are compatible with a charitable nonprofit, so we also have a way to support The Urbanist that works with many corporate matching programs as well as other tax-deductible giving options.

Our readers can support our charitable content with 501(c)(3) donations. Earlier this year, we set up an agreement with Urban Sparks to be our “fiscal sponsor” and accept charitable donations on our behalf. It’s a great way to pitch in during our fall subscriber drive, which kicked off Saturday.

Please note that monthly subscriber donations and one-time donations by credit card will not go through Urban Sparks and will continue to finance our 501(c)(4) operations. Existing subscriptions will continue to go to the 501(c)(4) and not be tax-deductible.

In order to save The Urbanist processing costs, we respectfully ask that donations to our sponsor be at least $250 — or $125 if there is an employer match. We are able to accept grants of at least $250 from private foundations and donor-advised funds, too. If you’ve been waiting to use your employer match, or get a tax deduction for supporting The Urbanist, this 501(c)(3) donation page includes the instructions to do that. Reach out to development [at] theurbanist.org with questions.

Donate now to The Urbanist’s 501(c)(3) fund so that your donation can be doubled if you have employer matching.

We continue to accept donations of any size at our regular donation page or by using the form below, either as monthly subscriptions or as one-time gifts. The form below still goes to the non-tax-deductible 501(c)(4) side. Thanks to all who support our work!

Fall 2023 Subscriber Drive

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