Our work is made possible by a range of philanthropic partners who care deeply about the role journalism plays in advancing a free, open society for all people. GroundTruth donors include private companies, public foundations, family foundations, and everyday people who believe in the power of reporting on the ground. Here’s who powers our work (organized by lifetime giving):


The Knight Foundation

Meta Journalism Project   


$1M – $5M

The Bake Family Trust

The Ford Foundation

Google News Initiative

The Hearthland Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

MacArthur Foundation


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Spring Point

The Just Trust

Tow Foundation

Vere Initiatives

University of Missouri, in partnership with Walton Family Foundation


$500,000 – $999,999

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Heising-Simons Foundation

Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation

Henry Luce Foundation

Jonathan Logan Family Foundation

Lumina Foundation

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Open Hands Initiative

Packard Foundation

The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation

Posner Foundation

Robin D’Alessandro

Select Equity Group Foundation

$250,000 – $499,999

American Journalism Project

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

Commonwealth Fund

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation

Kresge Foundation

Park Foundation

Pivotal Ventures

Skyline Foundation

$100,000 – $249,999

The Chicago Community Trust

Dan and Christine Quinn Family Foundation

East-West Center

Fortune Magazine

Friedman Family Charitable Fund

FORTUNE Journalism PleasrFund

Further Forward Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation

Leon Levy Foundation

Galloway Family Foundation

Jesse and Betsy Fink

Kellogg Foundation

Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Leon Levy Foundation

LOR Foundation

Northern Trust

Northwell Health

Public Welfare Foundation

Radiant Foundation

Revson Foundation

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Solutions Journalism Network

Susie Trees

Wyncote Foundation


$50,000 – $99,999

Ann Davis Vaughn

Annenberg Foundation

Argosy Foundation

Bildner Charitable Trust


David Murphy

The Fialkow Family Foundation

David Murphy

Democracy Fund


Iger Bay Foundation

Jim and Susan Swartz

Linda Mason and Roger Brown

Melville Trust

McClatchy Foundation

Minneapolis Foundation

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Newhouse Foundation

Newman’s Own

The Panonica Foundation

Patrick Sullivan

Rob and Jessica Zeaske

Robert Sullivan

Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Santa Fe Community Foundation  

Solutions Journalism Network

Swartz Foundation

Val A. Browning Charitable Foundation

You Have Our Trust Fund



$5,000 – $49,000

  • Al Combs
  • Amy Mucha
  • Anne Louise Van Nostrand
  • Around The Table Foundation
  • Arthur Blank Foundation
  • Barinaga Goodman Fund
  • Battery Foundation
  • Bingham Family Charitable Foundation
  • Bloomberg LP
  • The Boston Foundation
  • BRELL Fund of the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
  • Carolyn Williams
  • Cashel Family Fund
  • Charleston Gazette-Mail
  • Chicken and Egg Pictures
  • Christopher Barry
  • Correspondents Fund
  • Desert Hot Springs Historical Society
  • Ed O’Neill
  • Eleanor Bingham Miller
  • Eliot Brown
  • Ellen Tykeson
  • Emily Del Greco
  • EOS Foundation
  • Eric Berke
  • Fledgling Fund
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Gates Family Foundation
  • Harbus Foundation
  • Hull Family Foundation
  • Institute for Nonprofit News
  • James Dean Foundation
  • James Lundy
  • James W. Foley Legacy Foundation
  • Janet Clark
  • Nancy and Jim Bildner
  • Jordan Meranus
  • Journalismfund.eu
  • Julia Maher
  • Kerry Smith
  • Kings Bowl America LLC
  • Kivel-Goldstein Family Fund
  • Lauren MacDonald
  • Laurie David
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Listgarten Family Fund
  • Lucky Dog Too Fund
  • Maisie Gift Fund
  • Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation
  • Maria Cuomo Cole and Kenneth Cole
  • Marilyn Caden’s Trust
  • Mass Humanities
  • Miami Foundation via Newsmatch
  • Miller-Wehrle Family Foundation
  • Mostyn Foundation
  • National Geographic Partners
  • New England International Donors
  • Newspapers of New England
  • Orbis Investments
  • Pamela Thye
  • Phillips-Green Foundation
  • Research Triangle International
  • Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation
  • Richard Weintraub
  • Rick and Beverly Fetterman
  • Robert and Susan Sennott
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Ruth Crohn Dickler Legacy Fund
  • Sacajawea Charitable Foundation
  • Salem Award Foundation
  • Samuel Rubin Foundation
  • Sarah Delaney
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Shannon Lee
  • Sharon Hessney
  • Sharon Love
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Sparkjoy Foundation
  • Strong Foundation of New York
  • Susan Crown Exchange
  • Susan Karp and Paul Haahr
  • Suzanne Shepherd Household
  • Ted and Grace Anne Koppel
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • The Briar Foundation
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • The Ramsey Family Fund
  • The Robert Cushman Woods Van Nostrand
  • The Steven M and Joyce E Tadler Charitable Trust
  • The Weinreich Family Charitable Fund
  • Townsend Fund
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • TTEC Perception
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting
  • William Laitner
  • YPO Gold New England
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

Report for America Local Newsroom Supporters ($5,000+)

  • Akron Community Foundation
  • Action Now Initiative, LLC
  • Ameren Corporation
  • Anonymous Household
  • Anonymous Household
  • Anonymous Household
  • The Lozier Foundation
  • Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
  • Asian Pacific Community Fund of Southern CA
  • Audrey and Courtney Moe Charitable Fund
  • Blue Grass Community Foundation
  • Bill and Jane Kean Anderson Fund
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation
  • Desert Hot Springs Historical Society
  • Facebook
  • Gadsby Fund
  • GAR Foundation
  • George ‘Pretty’ Wallace Jones and Thomas W. Jones Fund
  • Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
  • Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • HealthForward Foundation
  • Robert Hewitt Jr.
  • Ashland County Community Foundation
  • The Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation
  • Harvey H. Posner and Mary S. Posner Fund
  • Hudson Webber Foundation
  • Innovia Foundation
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Mississippi Power
  • New Mexico Local News Fund
  • National Geographic Partners
  • Nicholas T. and Marcia I. Lappas
  • North Carolina Community Foundation
  • North Carolina Local News Lab
  • Jane Kitchel McLaughlin and Peter McLaughlin
  • North Texas Community Foundation
  • North Valley Community Foundation
  • Pamela Ann Wickham
  • Phyllis Ponder Keller
  • Quinn Family Foundation
  • Rick and Beverly Fetterman
  • Blumenthal Foundation
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Triangle Community Foundation, Inc
  • South Point Capital
  • Steans Family Foundation
  • The Meadows Foundation
  • Vital Projects Fund
  • Youngstown Area Jewish Federation