We’re halfway through our annual fundraising drive and we need to raise $100,000 by November 30 in order to raise $200,000 for The Clayton Crescent’s operations and expansion.

The Clayton Crescent depends on financial support from two sources: our generous readers and grants we receive through NewsMatch, the grantmaking arm of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Our budget is smaller than nearly every other nonprofit news operation out there. It’s certainly among the smallest in metro Atlanta. Yet The Clayton Crescent consistently breaks major news stories that are then picked up by our colleagues in other newsrooms around town. We have their respect.

We also have the respect of our readers, many of whom—but not nearly enough—back their generous praise for our efforts with monthly or one-time gifts.

The bottom line is this: We don’t waste your money. We spend it only on bringing you the news and information you’ve come to expect of The Clayton Crescent.

The editor doesn’t make a fat salary, but a living wage (and health insurance). In three years, we’ve charged two business lunches, strictly working lunches, totaling about $50. (So when you see the editor eating out, you can be assured she’s paying her own tab.)

When others bailed on Clayton County, we took the helm. And we’ve drawn national and international attention for our efforts:

But The Clayton Crescent literally can’t go on without your financial support.

And frankly, we need each of you to help us spread the word to your neighbors. We also need you to encourage them to commit to chipping in.

You can do that right now. Click here: https://findyournews.org/organization/the-clayton-crescent-inc/

Then, please click through to the “Monthly” tab on the popup screen and make your gift in any amount. We suggest $20 but choose the amount that works for you. The reason it’s so important to make a monthly instead of a one-time gift is because it will earn us TWELVE TIMES the match of a single one-time gift. That means your gift of $20 a month—less than $1 a day—becomes $480 when combined with NewsMatch grantmakers.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to make a major gift, please contact our back office manager, Lenora Kopkin, directly at lenora@pro-apg.com for details. The editorial office does not handle major gifts. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

You also can write a check or money order to The Clayton Crescent, Inc. and mail it to:

The Clayton Crescent
P.O. Box 1865
Jonesboro, GA 30237

Thank you for your support. We are proud to represent the diverse community that is Clayton County and we are proud to hold the powerful accountable to you, the people.


Robin Kemp
Executive Editor/CEO
The Clayton Crescent