The news we report on has always been sourced, reported, edited and published right here in Colorado, except for those times that we’ve traveled out of state to bring you stories.

We are a public benefit corporation, which means we’re a for-profit company incorporated with a mission. Our mission is to provide our community with quality, non-partisan journalism and no paywall. To read our most recent annual report, visit  coloradosun.com/annualreport. (Here are our past reports: 20192020/2021)

The majority of The Sun’s funding comes directly from reader memberships, with additional revenue from business sponsorships, events and grants. More on how we accept sponsorships and our transparency rules can be found in our ethics policy.

Every dollar we receive goes directly toward supporting the journalism we produce. Period. Join us today.

We were fortunate to find partners interested in creating a new model for local journalism. Civil helped The Colorado Sun get started with some financial and technical backing. We no longer are partnered with them.

Below are some of the people, organizations and other entities that have helped The Colorado Sun.


Sun Sponsors

Our Major Supporters

Entities that have contributed funds and services to The Colorado Sun to support our mission.

  • Aspen Journalism
  • Boettcher Foundation
  • Colorado Mountain News Media
  • CU Media Enterprise Design Lab
  • CU News Corps
  • Gates Family Foundation
  • Groundfloor Media
  • Facebook
  • JB Holston
  • Ireland Stapleton
  • Modworks
  • Montgomery, Little & Soran
  • Moye White
  • Old Town Media New York
  • OnSight Public Affairs
  • Original Thinkers
  • Report for America
  • SE2
  • The Colorado Media Project
  • Wynkoop Brewing Company
  • Wend Collective
  • The National Trust for Local News
  • CoLab