As highly trusted news sources for the communities they serve, publishers of color need resources to pursue in-depth reporting projects and shed light on injustice and corruption.

Through The Fund for Local Journalism, the Local Media Foundation has created an opportunity to support publishers serving communities of color. Donations go directly to Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and publishers of color as stipends of up to $10,000 to support investigative reporting.

Local investigative reporting is an important public service, especially when produced by trusted journalists who represent and understand their audiences. Projects paid for by this designated fund will shine a light on issues such as income inequality, corruption, police militarization, climate change, health care scams, and more.


“The Fund for Local Journalism will provide immediate financial support for local newsrooms to pursue and publish some of the most important stories of our time,” said Janis Ware, publisher and owner of The Atlanta Voice, and LMA board member. “With dedicated new resources for in-depth reporting, publishers can tackle the issues that directly impact local residents, and inspire reform for corrupt and broken policies, practices, and institutions.”

The Fund designation allows anyone to support publishers of color who seek resources to deliver trusted, solutions-based journalism.

Donate online to support investigative reporting by publishers of color through The Fund for Local Journalism.

Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

For institutional and philanthropic donors:

In addition to the online donation methods, foundations, philanthropists, and corporate donors interested in supporting The Fund for Local Journalism are welcome to donate by check or bank transfer. Please contact us to discuss these payment options:

Local Media Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with the Local Media Association, one of the largest local media trade associations in North America. More than 3,000 local newspapers, broadcasters, digital news sites and R&D partners are involved in LMA initiatives and programs.

The Fund For Local Journalism is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for local investigative reporting. LMF is providing funds to local news organizations and many others to support this important educational project.