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How The Colorado Sun is funded

A Colorado Sun sticker in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

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.

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.

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

Our Underwriters

Businesses that have sponsored Colorado Sun newsletters and other projects.

Become a Colorado Sun sponsor by contacting underwriting@coloradosun.com

  • AARP
  • Alpine Bank
  • AspenRidge Recovery
  • Campaign 4 Kids
  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
  • Colorado Authors’ League
  • Kokopelli
  • Mountain Recreation
  • ReconInsight
  • RezDawg Rescue
  • The Gart Companies
  • This Week at the JBC
  • University of Denver
  • WideFoc.us

Our Supporting Members

Individual premium members of The Colorado Sun .

  • Alan & Cheri Rubin
  • Alan Gottlieb
  • Alan Hentschel
  • Alan J. Kania
  • Alice Ashmore
  • Allen J Klosowski
  • Allison McGee Johnson
  • Alyssa Roberts
  • Amie Knox
  • Andra & Kyle Zeppelin
  • Andrew Allen
  • Andy Ferguson
  • Anne & Adam Poe
  • Anne Sneed
  • Antoinette Tadolini
  • Art Zirger
  • Audrey Zarr
  • Barb & Rich Ingold
  • Barefoot PR
  • Barry Petersen
  • Betty Schneider
  • Blaine Nickeson
  • Brett Shomaker
  • Brian & Amy Miller
  • Brian & Gillian Bliss
  • Bryan Brune
  • Buck Blessing
  • Burt Hubbard
  • Candis Cebula
  • Cap & Suzy Iliff Witzler
  • Carl Filoreto
  • Carol Hunt
  • Carol Wolf
  • Carole Adams
  • Catherine Rosset
  • Catherine Ryan
  • Cathy Alderman
  • Cathy Shull
  • Chad Keller
  • Cherry-Rose Anderson
  • Chris Harris
  • Chris Harrop
  • Christina Bauer
  • Christine Cliff Zanoni
  • Christine Jackson family
  • Connie L Johnson
  • Crispin Brim
  • Crouse Family
  • Curran
  • Dan Paulmeno
  • Dana Rosebrook
  • Daniel Brunski
  • Daniel Shurz & Katharine Lee
  • Dave Downs
  • Dave Gaspar
  • David Braun
  • David J Kroll
  • David LaMont
  • David M. Tenner
  • David Miller
  • David Rummel
  • David Timm
  • Debbie Piazza
  • Deborah Arhelger & Wayne Citrin
  • Deborah Gard
  • Deborah Silverman
  • Dennis Dougherty
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Desiree & Thomas Cordova
  • Diane Carman
  • Dick Wadhams
  • DK Schlose
  • Dominique Ramirez
  • Doug Cunningham
  • Doug Ziegler & Amy
  • Law-Ziegler
  • Douglas Bridwell & Stacy McVicker
  • Douglas Dixon
  • Dr. Nicole Garneau
  • Dustin & Marcia H.
  • Edward & Lindsey Breslin
  • Elizabeth Bonney
  • Elizabeth Stapp & Dave Oxhorn
  • Ellen Eggleston
  • Elliot Goldbaum
  • Eric Banner & Emily Ragan
  • Eric Sondermann
  • Erin Osborn
  • Ernie Tucker
  • Farschman Family
  • Fort Faber Family
  • Frederick Rollenhagen
  • G.N. Coleman
  • Gail Promboin & Bob Burnham
  • Geoff Withers
  • Grant Swift & Lynn Riedel
  • Great Outdoors Colorado
  • Greg & Carla Herman
  • Gretchen Frey
  • Harry Budisidharta
  • Helen R. Stone
  • Hope Kapsner
  • Howard Roitman
  • Ian Silverii on behalf of ProgressNow Colorado
  • J. Bancroft
  • Jake Cohen
  • James Burrus
  • James Kinney
  • Jana Wagner
  • Jane Cates
  • Jane Mannon
  • Jane Thompson
  • Janielle Myers
  • Jason Friedman & Julia White
  • Jason Page
  • Jean Carpenter
  • Jeff Blattner
  • Jen Walmer
  • Jenny Davies
  • Jill Hansen
  • Jim & Bev Lloyd
  • Jim Black
  • Jim Bucks
  • Jim Kelley
  • JoAnn Vondracek
  • Jody L Georgeson
  • Joe Megyesy + Tyler Long
  • Joe Woodward
  • Johann Vandenberg
  • John & Nancy Schlie
  • John C. Ronquillo
  • John Davis
  • John H. Cook IV
  • John Hess
  • John Hill
  • John Imbery
  • John M Shaw
  • Joseph & Nancy Baker
  • Joseph McGill
  • Joshua Abram
  • Joshua Ewing & Molly Yost
  • Joshua Rivero
  • José Antonio Esquibel
  • Julie Anne Sprinkle
  • K.C. Mason
  • Karen & Jeff Van Dehy
  • Karen E Wiley
  • Karen Fisher
  • Karen Morales
  • Kathleen Doyle
  • Kathryn Ioannides
  • Keaton Money
  • Kelly David Burke
  • Kelsey & Debbie Hogue
  • Ken & Diane Hoagland
  • Ken Goering
  • Kimberly Lohr
  • Kitty Turner
  • Kristin Dittus
  • Kyle Miller
  • Larry Holdren
  • Larry Ryckman
  • Laura L. Freppel
  • Lauren Lambert
  • Lauren Sigman & Mimi Short
  • Laurie Simms
  • Lawson Family
  • Lee & Tanya Wheeler-Berliner
  • Leila & Alex Hock
  • Lin & Gary Sunshine
  • Linda Gann
  • Linda Shapley
  • Lisa Scott
  • Lloyd F. Athearn
  • Louise Summer
  • Lynea Hansen
  • Margaret Gunzner
  • Marge & David Allison
  • Margie Oldham
  • Marie Wagner
  • Mark McGee
  • Mark Thompson & Bob Reynolds
  • Martha Tierney
  • Mary & Jim England
  • Matthew Cable
  • Matthew Dally
  • Matthew Wynia
  • Meg Dunn
  • Meghan Quinlivan & John Pirkopf
  • Melissa & Brit Davis
  • Melissa B. Gutierrez
  • Melissa North
  • Merredith Branscombe & Alan Lewis
  • Michael Watson
  • Michele & Bob Perchonok
  • Mike & Deb Weidler
  • Mike & Marty Blevins
  • Mike King
  • Mike Lewinski
  • Mike McConnell
  • Mike Tsang
  • Mimi Mather
  • Nancy & Robin Roberts
  • Nancy & Tomas Dawson
  • Nancy Lofholm
  • Natalie Welch
  • Nathan Acks
  • Nicholas Boylan
  • Pamela Avery
  • Patricia Blackis & Donna Story
  • Paul & Jan Bennett
  • Paul Komor
  • Peggy O’Neill-Jones
  • Peggy Silcox
  • Peter & Miriam Orleans
  • Peter Bakken
  • Peter Kirsch & Pat Reynolds
  • Peter Mayer
  • Peter Suneson
  • Phyllis Rheiner
  • Real Estate of Winter Park
  • Robert Barkley
  • Robert Cahn
  • Robert Fleming
  • Robin Kupernik
  • Ronald W. Hiner
  • Rosemary Coffman
  • Ryan Fortman
  • Ryan Sims & Katy Barnett
  • S. Russell
  • Sandy Nance
  • Sara & Jack Cutter
  • Sarah & Mike Kelly
  • Sarah Landeryou
  • Sarah Reed
  • Sean & Catherine Bowman
  • Sean Webster
  • Selma Kristel
  • Sen. Rachel Zenzinger
  • Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs
  • Sharon Trilk, My Mountain Town
  • Sheila Rucki
  • Stacy Thompson Schuck
  • Stephanie Brooks
  • Steve & Dayna Nixon
  • Steve & Karen Krizman
  • Steve & Kathy Welchert
  • Steve & Laurie Adams
  • Steve Lang
  • Steve Mills
  • Sunflower Moon Beahm
  • Susan Chandler-Reed
  • Susan Daggett
  • Susan Hobbins
  • Susan Jackson
  • Susan Northleaf
  • Suzanne & Richard Paul
  • Suzie Ahlers
  • Sylvia Lin & Howard Goldblatt
  • Synnott Family
  • T&A Finn
  • Ted Cookson
  • The Buckingham Family
  • The Cattersons
  • The Goldsmith Family
  • The Hall Family
  • The Harper Family
  • The Huntley Family
  • The Kail Family
  • The Lakes family
  • The McVicker family
  • The Powell Family
  • The Roberts Family
  • The Romine/Boynton Family
  • The Rosas-Lopez family
  • The Rumbach family
  • The WideFoc.us Social Media team
  • The Woolf Family
  • The Wroe Family
  • Theo Stein
  • Tim Calkins
  • Tim Jackson
  • Tod Levitt
  • Tom & Gerry Cummins
  • Tom Bieging
  • Toni Knight
  • Trenton Sperry
  • Turbine Labs
  • Turn It Up Media
  • Tyson Thornburg
  • Vic & Pearlmarie Peters
  • Vicky Uhland
  • Virginia Cellars
  • Zach Atchinson
  • Zach McKinney
  • Zack & Juniper Katz
  • And thousands more!

Major Kickstarter Supporters

Members of the Colorado community who have contributed money or goods to the funding of The Colorado Sun at amounts higher than $1,000

  • Ken Gart
  • Mike and Marty Blevins
  • Laura Keeney
  • Beth Gaeddert
  • Linda Shanks
  • Jan Marie Belle
  • Scott Rommel
  • Barb & Rich Ingold
  • Brad Feld
  • Scott Davis
  • Suzanne and Richard Paul
  • Fred Ehlert
  • R. Alan Brooks
  • Cori Redford
  • Jim Morrissey

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