The Strong Supporters of The Spotlight

The Coconut Grove Spotlight is owned and operated by Miami News Trust, a nonprofit, reader-funded news organization dedicated to providing hyper-local, independent, and investigative reporting on issues of importance to the residents of Miami, with a particular focus on the vibrant community of Coconut Grove, home to Miami City Hall.

Our Mission

We believe that unbiased, trusted news is essential for cultivating an informed citizenry, promoting community engagement, and holding those in power accountable. Your support is crucial in helping us fulfill this mission.

We gratefully thank our Donors for their generous donations:

Guardian Donor – $10,000 and above

First Amendment Fan – $5,000 and above

  • Dave and Kathryn Villano

News Leader – $2,500 and above

  • Elena Carpenter and Mike Smith
  • Don Finefrock
  • Mel Meinhardt and Lauren Smith

Staunch Supporter – $1,000 and above

  • Anonymous

Keep Them Honest – $500 and above

  • Marcelo Fernandez
  • Anonymous

Count on Me – Above $100+

  • Malcolm Appelbaum
  • Scott Shaw
  • E Farrell
  • Marlene Erven

Strong Neighbors – Up to $100

  • Anonymous Donors

By becoming a donor, you are not only supporting quality, independent journalism, but also investing in the well-being and empowerment of Coconut Grove and the surrounding communities in the city of Miami. Your contribution is tax-deductible (pending 501c3 approval) to the extent allowed by law. For more information or to discuss customized sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].


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