NewsMatch 2018 raised $7.6 million for nonprofit newsrooms. Thank you for making the campaign a success!

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About NewsMatch 2019

There is another side to the story of journalism in America today.

New data from newsrooms all across the country shows that 2018 was a record-breaking year for community support of nonprofit news. In November and December alone over 240,000 people gave to news organizations, and more than 50,000 were new donors who supported a nonprofit newsroom for the first time.

NewsMatch helps make this possible. A national matching-gift campaign to grow fundraising capacity in nonprofit newsrooms and promote giving to journalism among U.S. donors, NewsMatch helped to raise $7.6 million in 2018 for 154 nonprofit news organizations, representing 42 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. It has raised more than $14 million for newsrooms since 2016.

We are currently raising the match fund for NewsMatch 2019. NewsMatch offers a simple, turnkey platform for foundations of all sizes, individual donors, and businesses to support quality news. If you are interested, please reach out to Democracy Fund’s Josh Stearns at jstearns@democracyfund.org for more information on how to get involved.


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