Join The Local Council

We're expanding our leadership to include major donors, partners and business leaders. Find out how you can join the TLC, a community of change-makers steering the Montclair Local's groundbreaking nonprofit news model.

“The Montclair Local is dedicated to giving readers the kind of information they need to be fully engaged with Montclair, so that they can ask the right questions and hold power to account. Transparency and openness creates the foundation for connection, fairness and justice. You can't build a shared sense of place without a foundation of facts. The Local Council is such an important source of support for our community-building efforts. Join us."

— Jake Silverstein, Editor, New York Times Magazine

Your TLC Benefits

  • Executive Networking
  • Public Recognition
  • Strategic Review
  • Complimentary Memberships for your Friends and Family
  • VIP Access to Special Events

Did You Know?

Your $1,000 Supports

A whole street block receiving the weekly paper (about 16 households) to a news desert. (You can sponsor your block!)

Two weeks of professional reporting on critical issues that matter: education, town government, arts and culture, local sustainability and environment)

8-10 freelance articles from local journalists covering things like Montclair’s popular nightlife or wildlife scenes! (What’s the deal with chipmunks?)

How Can I Join?

Access The Local Council by committing to an annual contribution of $1000 or more.

In addition, our generous council members:

  • Amplify our mission to sustain local news
  • Support our expansion strategies
  • Innovate with us

Prefer to donate by check?

Make your check payable to "Montclair Local Nonprofit News, Inc." and mail to:

Attn: Montclair Local Membership
309 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Please include a phone number and email address on your check, or include a small note in the envelope with this information.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Montclair Local by donor advised fund, appreciated securities, or a planned gift, please contact Anne Keys at

Your Membership is Tax Deductible: Montclair Local is a tax-exempt public charity under 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. All contributions above $39 are tax deductible.