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As an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom, Montana Free Press relies on contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses to produce meaningful coverage of Montana issues. Your donation to Montana Free Press directly supports independent, in-depth reporting and sustains a healthy, transparent democracy. EIN: 47-5237719

Support our hard-hitting journalists through recurring monthly or annual donations and get access to MTFP membership program benefits.

Contribute to our newsroom’s expansion and long-term sustainability at leadership giving levels with a three-year pledge of $1,000 or more. Founder’s Circle members receive exclusive benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a recurring membership?
Becoming an MTFP recurring member means your donation recurs automatically on a monthly or yearly basis via credit card. This provides MTFP with the sort of predictable revenue that allows us to plan multi-year budgets, and it helps eliminate renewal mailings or lapses in your membership.

How can I renew my membership, change my giving amount or frequency, or change my credit card information?
Recurring memberships automatically renew on a monthly or yearly basis. If you need to change your donation amount or update your billing information, or your membership is up for renewal soon, please contact

Can I send my donation by mail?
Yes! Simply mail a check to:
Montana Free Press
PO Box 1425
Helena, MT 59624

What if I want to give more?
Consider joining the Founder’s Circle, whose members pledge $1,000 or more for three years by contacting Sarah Penix, Development Manager at For all other questions related to our major donor program, please contact Kristin Tessman, Deputy Director at or (406) 207-8727.

Does MTFP accept gifts of stock or planned gifts?
Montana Free Press readily accepts donor-advised funds, legacy gifts, and non-cash contributions such stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. To arrange your gift, please contact Deputy Director Kristin Tessman:

Who supports MTFP?
To see a list of major supporters and members by giving level, please visit our Donor Transparency page.

Still have questions?
Contact a member of the development team: Kristin Tessman, or Sarah Penix,