Empowering communities. Preserving democracy. Rebuilding local news.

We need local news,
but it’s under threat.

Local journalism keeps communities informed and holds the powerful accountable. It is the key to an informed citizenry and provides the tools to safeguard a healthy democracy — but the industry is in crisis.

Learn how nonprofit news is solving the local news crisis


newspapers have closed


communities are without a local newsroom

%
of journalism jobs no longer exist

Decline in original reporting.

A less informed public.

1.

Voter & civic engagement decline.

2.

Government waste increases.

3.

Public polarization widens.

The consequences are dire for our democracy.

We are investing in the future, today.

We are a venture philanthropy investing in and building digital nonprofit newsrooms that are governed by, are sustained by, and look like the public they serve.

Nonprofit newsrooms are filling the information gap.

A new generation of digital, nonprofit news models has taken hold across the country, showing us a path to not only rebuild what was lost, but reimagine local news in service of all communities.

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We're proving that every community can have an independent, resilient and representative civic press.

See our impact

$79M

raised for local
nonprofit news

27

nonprofit news
organizations backed

Join us in rebuilding and sustaining local news.

Find out how