Ways to Give

Please consider joining: our community of monthly donors who make it possible for Common Dreams to be an independent voice in the news media...a voice that matters to the progressive community.

This community supports the Common Dreams mission to inform, inspire and ignite change for the common good. Your contribution will allow Common Dreams to remain people-powered and beholden only to you and that mission.

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  • Give you instant access, every day of the week, to the most important breaking news for the progressive community.
  • Provide you with expert commentary and political analysis from the best progressive writers and thinkers of our time.
  • A subscription to our daily, and weekly newsletters.

Common Dreams is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under the law. Please help, and join us today.

Donate Online

Donate by credit card, PayPal, or ActBlue on our donate page.

Donate by Check

Our Mailing address is: Common Dreams, PO Box 443, Portland, ME 04112. Checks can be made payable to “Common Dreams” and please provide your name and email address for our records. Personal information collected this way also falls within our privacy policy.

Donate by phone

If you prefer to donate over the phone, you may reach us at 207-775-0488. If you are unable to reach us during business hours, we will return your call the next business day.

Automatic Monthly Donations

Your monthly gift is the most impactful way to support our mission. These scheduled gifts enable Common Dreams to grow and plan for the future. Please contact aaron@commondreams.org if you would like to update or cancel your current monthly donations.

Keep Common Dreams Alive for Your Grandchildren by Becoming a Legacy Contributor

Last year, a long-time reader and supporter of Common Dreams left us a gift in his will. The gift was unexpected but deeply appreciated. This year, for the first time, Common Dreams has established a "Legacy Fund" to ensure the future of independent media outlets like Common Dreams.

Overwhelmingly, our readers are committed to social and economic justice, ecological survival, a single-payer health system, and independent voices in the news media. A legacy gift from you would support these values and keep Common Dreams alive for future generations.

For more information about this new initiative, contact aaron@commondreams.org

Grants, Stocks, Bonds, and Other Ways to Contribute

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give. If you’ve held an appreciated stock or mutual fund for more than one year, you can donate those securities to and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities, eliminating any capital gains assessments on the future sale of the securities (in some cases, more than 20%).

Contact the Development Team. Send an email to aaron@commondreams.org.