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With your tax-deductible gift to The Lens, you join a group of individuals, organizations and foundations committed to empowering the residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

If you would like 100% of your gift to support The Lens, please complete this form and send it to: The Lens, 4344 Earhart Blvd Suite B, New Orleans LA 70125.

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  • Editor’s Circle

    Supports one investigative story. Includes benefits below plus an off-the-record gathering with the founder and editor at a local restaurant.

    $5,000 Donate
  • Investigator

    Supports the development and maintenance of The Lens website. Includes benefits below plus tour of the newsroom, lunch with an editor or reporter.

    $2,500 Donate
  • Scribe

    Supports up to six months of access to the Public Insight Network (PIN), a nationally-recognized engagement platform for directly connecting a diverse network of sources with journalists in New Orleans and across the country. Includes benefits below plus tour of the Newsroom.

    $1,000 Donate
  • News shark

    Supports community engagement efforts. Includes benefits below plus a coffee with reporters.

    $500 Donate
  • News hound

    Supports the purchase of supplies such as a portable scanner used to copy government records on-site to avoid document fees. Includes benefits below plus an autographed book written by a friend of The Lens.

    $250 Donate
  • Scoop

    Supports the coverage of two Charter School Reporting Corps’ board meetings. Includes benefits below plus a Lens coffee mug.

    $100 Donate
  • Tipster

    Supports the editing of at least one Over the Transom piece. Includes benefits below plus a Lens tote bag.

    $50 Donate
  • Friend

    Supports the endless cups of coffee Lens reporters drink. Includes a Lens decal, recognition on The Lens website, invitations to Lens events, Year in Review.

    $35 Donate
  • Supporter

    Give ten bucks to show your support for what we’re doing!

    $10 Donate
  • Other Amount

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More Information

To find out if your company offers matching gifts or to find out about other ways to support The Lens, please contact Anne Mueller.

Planned giving
To learn more about how to make a planned gift, please contact Anne Mueller.

Gifts to support The Lens are listed on our website and in our annual report.

The Lens does not refund donations.

The Lens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Our U.S. federal tax ID is 27-2072772.