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The Bangor Daily News brings you essential coverage of the important issues shaping life in Maine. Every day. The BDN depends on readers like you to support the hard-working journalists who bring you the news you need, and who hold those in power accountable to those they serve. When we stand together, the free press and Maine communities can thrive together.

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Help us sustain local journalism in Maine

Your contribution allows our newsroom to hold people in power accountable, and keeps all Maine people informed in a rapidly changing world.

Support the BDN’s new environmental beat

Your contribution will make this new reporting beat sustainable for years to come, bringing Mainers nonpartisan news and information about environment, energy, health and climate issues.

Why environment reporting?

The Bangor Daily News recognizes that environmental issues are core to our way of life in Maine — and all Mainers need fact based local journalism on those issues. New environment reporter Mehr Sher joined the newspaper as part of a partnership with Report for America. Sher is one of 300 Report for America corps members serving in 200 newsrooms across the country. This new beat is made possible through a partnership with lead Maine sponsor, Unity Foundation. The foundation’s grant is matched for the first year by Report for America and Bangor Daily News readers. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit journalism organization that is a registered 501c3.

Can I make a donation by mail?

Yes, certainly! Please mail your check to:
Bangor Daily News – donations
1 Merchants Plaza
P.O. Box 1329
Bangor, ME 04402
(Please also include your name, address, phone, and let us know if you would prefer to make your donation anonymously.)

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The Bangor Daily News is not a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation using the links above is not tax deductible. No services or products will be rendered to you in exchange for your donation.

However, you may make a tax-deductible donation in support of environmental reporting via Report for America, our partner and fiscal sponsor. Contact Audience Director Jo Easton at jeaston@bangordailynews.com for information on how to donate, or you can just use this link.

Can I make a tax-deductible donation to the Bangor Daily News?

Yes! You may make a tax-deductible donation in support of environmental reporting via Report for America, which is serving as our fiscal sponsor. Contact Audience Director Jo Easton at jeaston@bangordailynews.com for information on how to donate, or you can just use this link.

How does the BDN work with funders and donors?

View our funding guidelines here.

Thanks to your support, the BDN makes a difference.

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