Our Impact

We're helping to build a new generation of newsrooms

Each of our grantees has an ambitious vision. We help them achieve it.
$79 million raised for nonprofit news
3 startups launched

We measure the impact of our philanthropic investments and venture support by evaluating our efficacy in catalyzing grantees’ organizational growth, sustainability, and impact. We also evaluate the field-wide impact of our efforts to grow local and national philanthropic support for local news.

By the numbers:

  • Grantees experience 67% average revenue growth in their first year in our portfolio.
  • 46% of grantees have BIPOC leadership and 65% have female leadership in the newsroom, the business team or both.
  • Our grants are supporting 82 new revenue-generating roles across our portfolio. 100% of grantees report feeling better positioned to grow vs. before they received our funding and support.
  • Three startup news organizations supported through launch, with another two in incubation stages.
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A critical intangible element that the American Journalism Project has provided is the swagger we have developed.... [They have] been very intent on driving us to think big. And we have responded with a sense of permission to dream....”

Grantee impact survey respondent

 

We invest in news teams. They invest in their communities.

 

Here's what growth looks like for some of our grantees

And here's what that growth can mean for communities