Our supporters

The work we do at the American Journalism Project is made possible by the generosity of our supporters. We are grateful for their commitment to nonprofit news and for their support of our vision.

Our supporters include philanthropic individuals, family foundations, institutional funders and corporate partners — all who see the urgency of the crisis facing local news, and share our vision for sustainable nonprofit local news.

As we pursue this mission to establish and sustain local journalism as a public good, we are thankful to have these donors and partners alongside us, many of whom have supported our work since we launched in 2019:


$1,000,000 to $4,999,999

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
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$200,000 to $999,999

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations  |  Simone Coxe Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation  |  Ford Foundation  Four Pines Charitable Foundation  The Hearthland Foundation  William & Flora Hewlett Foundation  Kaplen Brothers Fund  |  Henry Luce Foundation  |  Lumina Foundation  Patrick J. McGovern Foundation  |  The staff at The New York Times through its employee-giving campaign  |  Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh  |  Present Progressive Fund  The Schmidt Family Foundation  Erin and John Thornton  |  Natasha and Dirk Ziff

$5,000 to $199,999

Bruce Aidells & Nancy Oakes  |  The Alderyn Fund  Allen & Company  |  Howard M. Austin  Pam & Larry Baer |  Baskin Family Foundation  |  Harris A. Berman & Ruth E. Nemzoff Family Foundation  Eliot Brown  |  Cat’s Ear Account  |  David Conrad  |  Dana Devon and Neil Sand  |  Adam Entous  Erkiletian Family Foundation Freedom Forum  |  Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation  Girl Reporter Fund  | Good Words Foundation  |  Greenfield Foundation  Elizabeth Heinsohn  |  Inasmuch Foundation  Jampart Charitable Trust  |  Jewish Foundation of Memphis  |  Katherine Kovner  |  Peter Kranwinkle  Lakeside Foundation  |  Erica and Jeff Lawson  |  The Listgarten Family Fund  |  Dr. Michelle and Mr. Daniel Lubetzky Ben Lumpkin  |  Julia Maher  |  Laura and Scott Malkin  MERGEM Fund  Charles Hazlehurst Moura Family Foundation  |  Roger Miles  |  Patrick Miller  |  Miranda Family Fund |  Joe Natoli  |  News Corp  |  The Panonica Foundation  |  Gaye T. Pigott  |  Rockefeller Brothers Fund  |  Rust Charitable Foundation  |  Schwab Charitable  |  Robert and Virginia Shiller Foundation  Lucien Simpfendoerfer  |  Eric Sorensen  |  Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust  Susan Crowne Exchange, Inc. |  Karen Tarnow  |  Maria Thomas Marianne Victor  |  Walton Family Foundation  R. Ted Weschler  Wyncote Foundation  |  Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Charitable Trust  |  Brian and Susie Zachman Charitable Fund

The Lede

Meet our community of individual champions committed to supporting local news.


Leadership Circle

Simone Coxe

The Lede

Bruce Aidells & Nancy Oakes

Allen & Company

Pam and Larry Baer

Dana and Neil Devon

Good Words Foundation

Kaplen Brothers Fund

Erica and Jeff Lawson

Roger Miles

Patrick Miller

Miranda Family Fund

Joe Natoli

Present Progressive Fund

Karen Tarnow


Learn more about joining The Lede

Local Philanthropy Partners

We also want to give a special thanks to our local philanthropic partners who have provided funding to help identify and address information gaps in their communities. 

Arnold Ventures  |  The Burton Family Foundation  |  California Community Foundation  |  Central Indiana Community Foundation  |  Cleveland Foundation  |  Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln  Community Foundation for Southern Arizona  |  Flinn Foundation  |  Grand Rapids Community Foundation  Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation  Hillman Family Foundations  |  Houston Endowment  The James Irvine Foundation  Emily Kaiser  |  George Kaiser Family Foundation  Kalamazoo Community Foundation  |  Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation  |  Lumina Foundation  |  Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust  |  Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust  |  W.K. Kellogg Foundation  |  Waco Foundation  |  Walton Family Foundation  |  Wichita Foundation 

The American Journalism Project is guided by the same principles of transparency and independence as our grantees, who adhere to the ethics and standards of the Institute for Nonprofit News. Read our gift acceptance policy here.

Have questions about supporting the American Journalism Project? We’d love to talk to you:  philanthropy@theajp.org.


Photo courtesy of our grantee partner City Bureau.