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The Land is a nonprofit newsroom that relies on financial support from our members: individuals passionate about independent local journalism, just like you.
We have monthly, yearly, and one-time options to fit everyone’s budget, and you’ll receive a tax receipt once you donate. Join over 450 of your neighbors and become a member today!
Lee Chilcote founded The Land in 2020 to give Cleveland residents the coverage they deserve.
The Land holds the community at its core. Our team of dedicated reporters is committed to covering local issues overlooked by traditional media. Our community journalism program trains locals to report on their neighborhoods. Our reporting fellowship offers opportunities for up-and-coming journalists of color.
The Land is working every day to deliver the news that matters to you. You told us you want to hear more about social equity and community and economic development. You told us you want to read about solutions, not just problems. We hear you. And thanks to member support, we can continue bringing you the informative, inspiring, local journalism you love.
Why do members give?
“Honesty, locally informed and well-researched journalism about issues of importance to Cleveland’s communities are more essential now than ever. The Land is my trusted source for this coverage.”
“The Land is delivering stories from Cleveland neighborhoods that you won’t find anywhere else. These stories are making a difference in the community and in people’s lives.”
“I appreciate that The Land has committed to building relationships with citizens to create stories that move beyond information sharing, political pandering, and sensationalism.”
“I love The Land because their stories are authentic and center Cleveland neighbors and neighborhoods that often go without fair and balanced coverage.”
“It’s nice to have a publication that is about the city. I really enjoy the stories that dig into the many issues that affect Clevelanders and show the way for solutions.”
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- Community Impact! Your membership provides funding that allows us to bridge the gaps in reporting on Cleveland neighborhoods.
We need you!
Over 30,000 Clevelanders read The Land every month. We need your help to keep going and growing. Are you ready to join The Land and donate today?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a member and a donor?
They’re one and the same! Everyone who donates to The Land is a member. It doesn’t matter if you give us $10 every month or $100 once. We’re building this newsroom and bridging gaps in local reporting together with all of you. So when you support us, we consider you a member.
Will my contribution be considered a charitable donation for tax purposes?
Yes. The Land is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 85-1047943), and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How can I contribute without going through the website?
You can give online or donate by making a check out to The Land and mailing it to The Land, P.O. Box 602732, Cleveland, OH 44102. Please write “Membership” on the memo line.
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