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Nonprofit newsrooms are a response to the news industry's financial difficulties transitioning to the digital economy. Foundations and other civic-minded investors fund investigative and socially important journalism that democracies depend on, but that can no longer be cross-subsidized by control of advertising channels like classified ads.

Suggested reading:

  • Media Impact Funders' report, Community Foundations & Media.
  • A 2023 study "examines the role of philanthropy in American journalism found strong growth in support for nonprofit news over the past five years, an increase in funding to for-profit newsrooms, and a growing focus on communities of color. At the same time, the study reveals the need for more newsrooms to disclose donors and adopt clear conflict-of-interest policies to protect editorial independence and public trust."

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Sacramento, California, USA

Nonprofit newsroom covering the state of California

American Journalism Project

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.

Cityside Journalism

Cityside Journalism

Bay Area, CA, USA

Building community through local journalism

Grist Cities + Solutions

Chronicles surprising and inspiring climate initiatives in communities across the U.S. through stories of cities leading the way

The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.




MinnPost is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces thoughtful, in-depth journalism about civic and cultural affairs impacting Minnesota.

New Haven Independent

The New Haven Independent is produced in conjunction with the Online Journalism Project, a not-for-profit effort to promote professional-quality ​“stand-alone” and ​“hyperlocal” news sites on the Internet.

Voice of San Diego

Voice of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Launched in 2005, Voice of San Diego was the first digital, nonprofit news organization in the country to serve a local community.



Centre for Policy Alternatives, 24/2, 28th Lane, off Flower Road, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

Groundviews is a citizens journalism website based in Sri Lanka which uses a range of genres and media to highlight alternative perspectives on governance, human rights, the arts and literature, peace-building and other issues.



Eastern Europe

a new organisation dedicated to supporting journalism in Europe




Non-profit news site serving Kyrgyzstan, including election monitoring

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela es una comunidad de periodistas nacida en Venezuela al calor de la crisis y la censura de sus medios

The Baltimore Banner

Baltimore news coverage, including politics, business, entertainment, food, and events. In-depth investigation and thoughtful opinion on the Baltimore region.


Disclose is a not-for-profit organisation which bridges twin activities as both a media outlet and an NGO to promote investigative journalism.

Outriders is a website delivering a range of international journalism.

Center for Public Integrity

The award-winning Center for Public Integrity is one of the oldest and largest non-profit news organisations in the United States.



Hungary (Magyarország)

Nonprofit transparency-focused media outlet

Arena Housing Project

Open collaborative network for journalists and other researches, experts and engaged people working on housing across Europe

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

1710 Rhode Island Ave NW, 11th floor Washington DC 20036 USA

A U.S.-based nonprofit, we are both a small, resourceful newsroom with our own reporting team, as well as a global network of reporters and media organizations who work together to investigate the most important stories in the world.

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