The coronavirus crisis has brought deep distress to local economies, and advertising along with them. Local news media organizations, many of them already financially challenged, must now fight just to keep operating, while continuing to provide important local news and information as a public service during this unprecedented crisis. Family-owned and independent news media, as well as news organizations serving underrepresented communities, face particularly strong hardships right now.

We created the COVID-19 Local News Fund to help local news organizations endure this crisis. If you represent one or more of these organizations and wish to participate, start by filling out the form below.