how we are funded

The People’s Vanguard of Davis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization. For the last 20 years, we have been publishing high value investigative reports daily, and work to report in a non-partisan manner on public servants and organizations that make decisions for our community and how they do so. Therefore, we also believe in keeping our work and specifically our finances open to the general public as well.


We are funded through monthly subscribers, foundations, and one-time donations via the NetworkforGood platform. We spend a majority of our funding to help operate our multiple publications such as our Court Watch Program, our Incarcerated Press, various student columns, and Davis City News. Our federal tax ID number is 46-3013126


We believe in transparency at the People’s Vanguard of Davis. Here, you will find our financial information as required by the Institute for Nonprofit News and federal law.

Form 990s



Please help us continue to do everything that we do to benefit the Davis community that is so important to our democracy and fairness in general. We’re grateful for your commitment to understanding the truths about issues in the city of Davis as well as courtrooms and prisons nationwide. If you have any questions about donating, please contact Cynthia Rodriguez at 415 404 1778.

The People’s Vanguard of Davis is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Federal Tax ID 46-3013126. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution.

We do not share or sell the personal information of our donors nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

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The People’s Vanguard of Davis
PO Box 4715
Davis, CA 95617


We rely on the support of our donors, members, and institutional advertisers and sponsors. We have around 250,00 to 300,000 views of our paper on a monthly basis, with a wide range of viewership; while most of our readers are Californians, we have a wide national reach along with international readers.  We are widely discussed across California, and our work has inspired institutional change in our systems.

Our institutional advertisers and event sponsors support The People’s Vanguard of Davis because they understand the importance of being aware. They also