Make a Donation to Streetsblog Denver and the Gates Family Foundation Will Match It

Also, you'll be entered to win great stuff from our local sponsors.

Photo: David Sachs
Photo: David Sachs

For two-and-a-half years Streetsblog Denver has produced local news and commentary about urban transportation and planning issues, and now we’re asking for a little help from you, our readers.

We’re a small but potent independent news organization that relies on donations — not ads — to keep you informed and hold decision-makers accountable. If you value our work, please help us continue by making a tax-deductible donation.

All donations until the end of the year will go twice as far, thanks to the Gates Family Foundation.

Gates will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for each individual gift made between now and December 31, up to a total match of $35,000. If even half of our 2,000+ Twitter followers give $35 each, we will crush that goal.

It’s quick and easy to make a donation through our PayPal account with a credit or debit card.

At the risk of sounding like a used car salesman — yes, there’s more! Local businesses are supporting the cause by donating gifts for you to win. You don’t have to donate to have a chance, but when you do, we’ll automatically throw your name in the mix.

The local legends at Great Divide Brewing Company, with its original location along the Arapahoe Street protected bike lane and its Barrel Room on the soon-to-be-transformed Brighton Boulevard, are supporting Streetsblog’s coverage by donating this gift bag. Not a bad haul from a brewery with 18 Great American Beer Festival medals and five World Beer Cup awards:

The Great Divide prize includes beer-holding bike panniers, a hat, bottle opener, metal camping mug, decorative bar tin, koozie, two glasses, stickers, and a bandana to keep you cool when it’s humid and warm when it’s cold. Photo: David Sachs

Dio Mio, the hand-made pasta joint at 33rd and Larimer, donated a $50 gift card to the cause. That’s fifty bucks worth of artisanal spaghetti monsters at the best new restaurant in the city, according to 5280 readers, made by the best chefs in the city, according to 5280 editors.

The Denver Bicycle Cafe has been a hub for sustainable transportation advocates for a long time, and they’ve donated a $20 gift card for the winner to use at the cafe, bar, or bike shop at 17th and Lafayette.

So go for it — support Streetsblog’s independent reporting and be a part of the movement for better walking, biking, and transit in Denver with quick donation. Winning stuff is just a bonus.

Over the next few weeks, in hopes of squeezing a few more bucks out of your pockets, we’ll be publishing posts to remind you why supporting Streetsblog Denver is worth it. Don’t worry, we won’t suspend our regular coverage. We’ll continue to bring you original, independent reporting daily as usual.

A big thanks to the Gates Family Foundation, Great Divide, Dio Mio, and Denver Bicycle Cafe for their generosity. And huge thanks to Streetsblog’s readers, who keep us going.

No donation necessary to win prizes. To enter without donating, email us your name and contact info.