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Lay It Out Foundation

Empowering Bend with Independent Voices and Community Action

The Lay It Out Foundation is the charitable arm of the Source Weekly, Bend, Oregon’s independent weekly newspaper.

At the core of our mission lies the unwavering commitment to empower our community through philanthropy and groundbreaking journalism. We believe in the power of transparency, accountability, and local engagement to forge a stronger, more connected Central Oregon.

Our journey is guided by the principle that a well-informed community is the foundation of democracy and progress. The Lay It Out Foundation is proud to announce the upcoming addition of a dedicated features and investigative reporter to our team—fully funded by the foundation.

Keep an eye on our platform for these compelling stories. Until then, dive into our rich archive of articles that embody our dedication to informing and uniting our community.

Support Local Journalism

For those who believe in the power of independent journalism, we invite you to learn more about how you can support this crucial work.

Through our flagship initiatives, including the Source Weekly Member Program and the annual Central Oregon Gives platform, we champion the cause of independent news and support the tireless efforts of local nonprofits. These programs are more than just campaigns; they’re our way of knitting the community closer.