The Sanctuary couldn’t exist without the support of you, our community. 

Our official non-profit name is Media Alliance Inc. We are a 501(c)(3) and all contributions are tax-deductible. Click here to find us on GuideStar.

If you have it, give it!  If you don’t, contribute something else! 

Become a Sanctuary Sustainer
You can invest in our collective future by signing up for a monthly contribution of any amount. Click here to become a Sustainer. You can also become a sustaining contributor through Patreon

Make a one-time contribution
Your support for this work will keep the Sanctuary strong.  Click here to donate.

Send a check

Support the Sanctuary and the USPS by sending us a donation through the mail. Make out your check or money order to “Media Alliance” and mail it to: P.O. Box 35, Troy, NY 12181

Find us on Venmo: @mediasanctuary.

Donating Time

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Sanctuary.

Email us at if you’re interested in helping with:

  • Radio production
  • Event coordination
  • Administrative tasks
  • Building maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
    …or if you have any special skills to offer!

Donating Items

Let us know what you can offer, either for free or at an amazing discount. 

Any vehicle you are looking to discard can be donated in support of our work. Call (844) 623-3900 or click here

We also accept donated audio/video and computer equipment. Please contact us for a list of current needs. All donations are tax deductible.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is an independent media arts and production facility – and we are always in need of donated equipment! Every new camera or monitor helps us to expand the work that we do. Send us an email describing the piece of equipment you’d like to donate.

If you have another item that you think we might be interested in, but are not sure, send us an email or give us a call. Gently used or new office furniture and other supplies may also be accepted.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is looking for later model Mac computers to use as workstations for our producers and students. If you have one you can donate or would be interested in buying one for us, please send us an email. Your contribution will help production at the Sanctuary, and it’s tax-deductible.

Thinking of Estate & Planned Gift Giving?

If you are considering leaving assets to the Sanctuary in your will, let us know.

Hear from some of our Sanctuary Sustainers

Upcoming Events
Feb. 05
“Stretched Thin: The Grief of Traumatic Loss” with Lisa Good/ Urban Grief
Feb. 09
Clearing the Air in Coeymans: Community Forum on Clean Air vs. Tire Burning
Mar. 07
Tending the Urban Forest

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