Our Supporters

Our Supporters

Founding Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations for sponsoring the launch of The Record with a contribution of at least $4,000 prelaunch.

Bratschi Plumbing
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Community Partners

Our community partners are essential to the early and continued success of The Record thanks to financial and in-kind donations beginning in 2020.

Wilmette-Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce
Coworkers LLC
Marshall | Grant PLLC
Homer’s Ice Cream
Rife Ponce Photography
Subtext Inc.

Local News Heroes

These special organizations pledged at least $300 during The Record’s successful 2020 Kickstarter campaign to bring local news back to the community. 

The Noodle/Depot Nuevo
Roberts Architects and Construction
Efficiency Marketing
Hometown Coffee and Juice
5b2f Akira Sushi
Colleen McGinnis Real Estate
Bridge-ing Life Beyond Divorce
BrEpic Communications
The Nash Team
Mair Hill
Wilmette Historical Museum
Backyard Barbecue Store

Financial Transparency

In accordance with the standards of the Institute for Nonprofit News, we are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization, and our annual reports are available on this site as they become available.

Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit applicant that operates as a public trust, we will not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses.

Our news judgments are made independently — not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We make public all revenue sources and donors who give $5,000 or more per year. As a news nonprofit, we avoid accepting charitable donations from anonymous sources, government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

Annual Reports

2022 | 2021 | 2020

Major Donors

Supporters who donated at least $5,000 with one gift.