Dear readers,

For nearly five years, thousands of you have been kind enough, bored enough, or crazy enough to make Front Porch Republic part of your regular web reading. We’ve been gratified by your interest, often enlightened by your commentary, and thrilled to meet several hundred of you at our annual conferences.

Thanks no less to you than to our writers, “Porcher” has entered the cultural vocabulary. Localism is on the rise—in theory if not yet in practice. The right people read us, and the right people hate us. Heck, Pope Francis is a regular reader (admittedly, that is pure speculation on our part).

As you think about your year-end giving, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to help Front Porch Republic keep going, even grow.

Our budget’s very small, but we count on readers like you to keep the digital lights on. There’s no sugar daddy behind us—alas—and no foundations (yet).

Nevertheless, we pay for some of the longer feature articles, we incur some staff costs (even though many folks volunteer all of their time, and everyone else does things for cut-rate fees), and we run a conference every year. (Next year’s, by the way, will be in Louisville on September 27, and Wendell Berry will indeed be our featured guest. Save the date!)

So we need to raise a little money. Your gift of $20, $50, $100, $250, or whatever you can afford will be met with sincere gratitude. Every gift counts. Of course, FPR is a 501c3, so you gift is tax-deductible. Click here to donate.

This is a DIY deal, here. And even if we’re not a real community, we’re a real something. we’re glad FPR exists, and we hope you are, too.

Thanks again for reading. Have a blessed Christmas and new year!


Jeremy Beer

Kate Dalton Boyer

Mark T. Mitchell

Jason Peters

Jeff Polet


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