Baltimore Beat is a Black-led, Black-controlled nonprofit newspaper and online media outlet for all of Baltimore, but we believe that those who have been underserved, ignored, or shut out by most news deserve special consideration.

Baltimore is a majority Black city with a significant digital divide—over 40% of the city’s residents do not have internet access at home—making accessible print journalism a necessity. 

In the spirit of equitable access to news and other vital information, our newspaper is free and our website is not paywalled. As a result, we rely on donations to fund and distribute our work. 

And that’s where you come in: When you support the Beat, it means that those who cannot afford to donate still have access to the Beat’s work for free. We know that readers who are able to financially support our community-focused approach want to pay it forward.

Baltimore Beat is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Donations go toward our print and online journalism and support the Beat’s mission of providing free news in print and online.

We accept various tiers and frequencies of donations, so donors have the option to provide what they can on a monthly, annual, or one-time basis. By donating to Baltimore Beat, you help make community-focused news more accessible to all. 

If you want to provide Baltimore Beat with a grant or are considering a contribution of $1,000 or more per month please reach out to

If you prefer to donate by check, please write it out to “Baltimore Beat Inc.” and mail it to:
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