San Francisco – The Bay Citizen, a San Francisco-based
nonprofit news organization that launched last May with a $5 million
contribution from the Hellman Family Fund, said it has raised an additional $10
million in multi-year funding.

The new backing included $1 million gifts from
the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, the Fisher
Family Fund, the Elizabeth and William Patterson Foundation, Jeff and Laurie
Ubben and Diane Wilsey.

The organization said it will use the funds to ramp up
its editorial, technology and membership building efforts.

"We have
ambitious goals for 2011, including expanding our coverage, driving development
of interactive web applications and building relationships with more content
partners so that we can better serve our readers," said CEO Lisa Frazier.

The Bay Citizen has 28 full-time employees, and traffic to
averaged 150,000 unique visitors a month.


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