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

About NewsMatch

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 for more information on how to get involved.

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