Frequently Asked Questions About Donating to The Intercept

Why should I support The Intercept?

As a nonprofit organization, The Intercept relies on donations from our readers and listeners as a key funding source for our journalism. As a member, you help us hold the powerful to account, give voice to the voiceless, and tell stories you won’t find anywhere else. The Intercept’s membership program ensures that we will remain strong and independent, and demonstrates public support for the kind of fierce, adversarial journalism we do every day.

How can I donate to The Intercept?

There are a variety of ways you can support The Intercept:

To make a monthly or one-time donation online using your credit card or PayPal, click here.

You can fill also mail a check or money order to:
First Look Institute
P.O. Box 27442
Washington, D.C. 20038

For wire transfers:
Bank of America N.A.
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New York, N.Y. 10011
Account no.: 1416310078, Sort code / ABA code: 121000358

If you’d like to include The Intercept in your will or trust, email [email protected] for the form.

For your donor-advised fund, First Look Institute. is the parent nonprofit for The Intercept. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity, and our EIN is 80-0951255.

Do I need to pay a subscription to read The Intercept?

No. We don’t have a paywall so that everyone can have access to our work, no matter what their financial situation.

Does a small donation make any difference?

Absolutely! A donation of any amount is welcome. By making a contribution you send a powerful message and demonstrate the public demand for fearless, adversarial journalism. Your donation helps us spread the word that our readers and listeners are passionate about supporting the reporting that matters to them.

Is my donation to The Intercept tax deductible?

Yes (in the United States). First Look Institute is the parent company of The Intercept, the Press Freedom Defense Fund, and Field of Vision. FLI is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization (tax ID number 80-0951255) with a mission to create a world with greater understanding, engaged citizens, and responsive institutions.

What will happen with my information when I make a contribution?

When you make a donation to The Intercept, you are agreeing to share personally identifying information with the organization. We do not sell or trade your information to anyone, in any form, and go to great lengths to ensure that your information is stored in a manner that comports with information security best practices. Anyone who handles your data is held to rigorous First Look Institute privacy standards. Read more about our general privacy practices here. Click here for our donor privacy principles.

How does The Intercept use my donation? How can I see your financial disclosures?

Your entire contribution to The Intercept goes to support projects and journalism for The Intercept. You can find our 990s at the bottom of the “about” page on First Look Institute’s website.

Why is The Intercept and Intercepted asking for reader donations? Isn’t it funded by a billionaire?

EBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar funded our launch in 2014 with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to a vibrant culture and thriving democracy. He created a nonprofit to house The Intercept in order to insulate our mission from commercial pressures and ensure that we could operate with full editorial independence.

To build on his initial investment and ensure our independence and sustainability over the long term, we launched a membership program. We believe that relying on diverse sources of support — including reader contributions — is a healthy model for journalism.

Is my donation disclosed to anyone?

The IRS requires 501(c)(3) organizations to list donors who give $5,000 or more on their 990s.

What happens if I have a non-frequently asked question?

We’re always happy to help you at [email protected], or you can call and leave a message at (202) 930-8242.

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Intercept.

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