We follow the editorial independence guidelines of the Institute for Non Profit News. All donors of $5,000 and above will be listed on our website. SJV Water is a non-profit corporation, and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. SJV Water’s Tax ID is 83-2646098. Contributions by U.S. taxpayers are deductible to the extent permitted by law.

SJV Water is thankful for all of our supporters – individuals, foundations, corporations and others. We don’t exist without you.


$10,000 – Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation


$2,500 – Southern California Edison


$5,000 – Jay Lund


$40,000 – Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation

$1,000 – The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment

$12,000 –James B. McClatchy Foundation


$10,000 –James B. McClatchy Foundation

$25,000 –Central Valley Community Foundation, Impact Media and Measurement Fund

$90,000 –James B. McClatchy Foundation



SJV Water is also supported by its sustaining members, donations and other project grant funding.

Membership to SJV Water is free with several voluntary subscription levels between $3 and $12.50 per month.

As of Spring 2023, nearly 250 SJV Water reachers choose to pay a subscription, which sustains our ability to continue producing news.

SJV Water also participates in two main fundraisers each year: NewsMatch which runs from Nov.1 through Dec. 31 and Give Big Kern a one-day event the 1st Tuesday of May.

SJV Water has also received grant funding from Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Water Foundation for collaborative projects with INN partners.

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