Create a legacy that supports free and independent journalism.

A planned gift is one of the most impactful ways you can support inewsource and sustain our work exposing injustice and holding power to account.

A gift in your will

Designating inewsource as a beneficiary of your will or trust is one of the simplest ways to support our investigative reporting well into the future.

We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make it easier than ever – and 100% free.

Have you already included inewsource in your estate planning?

Let us know so we can thank you properly.

Protect what you love

Protect what you love with a gift of assets. Your gift can help ensure inewsource reporters continue to empower communities with trusted news.

Stocks and bonds
Financial assets like cash, stocks and bonds can all be included.

Life insurance
You can name inewsource as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Retirement plans
It’s easy to designate us as a beneficiary of your 401(k), IRA or other retirement plan. Ask your plan administrator for a beneficiary designation form.

Endowment Fund

Our donors are planning for the future of inewsource as a sustainable and viable organization.

With a seed gift from two of our valued and generous donors, we established an endowment fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. As it grows, the fund will provide annual support for both the current needs and long-term sustainability of inewsource.

Donations for the Endowment Fund can be sent directly to:

inewsource Endowment Fund
Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
P.0. Box 811
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Checks should be made out to the “Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.” Please write “inewsource Endowment Fund” in the memo line.

Honoring the legacy of Jim Brown

May 26, 1933 – December 17, 2020

Thank you to the James Silberrad Brown Foundation for the largest legacy gift in our history. After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Management in 1967, Jim Brown worked as a Program Manager at General Dynamics Electronics before beginning a lifelong career in real estate. 

He was an accomplished entrepreneur and very active in the San Diego community, including as a supporter of inewsource with his wife Marilyn Creson Brown since our founding in 2009. 

Thanks to this legacy gift supporting strategic growth and audience engagement, inewsource will be able to honor Jim’s longstanding commitment to data-based, investigative journalism.


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