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As a nonprofit journalism venture, the Rochester Beacon relies on contributions from members of the community to make our work possible. Your support will help sustain free access to our high-quality, nonpartisan, locally focused public affairs journalism. (Learn more about Annual Giving Levels and their benefits.)

The Rochester Beacon is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a nationwide membership group of more than 100 media organizations. INN is our fiscal sponsor—a 501(c)(3)-certified organization that accepts funds on our behalf and ensures the funds are spent to advance the Rochester Beacon’s mission. (Learn more about INN.)

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