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

MacArthur Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Spring Point

Vere Intitiatives


$500,000 – $999,999

The Joyce Foundation

Posner Foundation

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Hearthland Foundation

Jonathan Logan Family Foundation


The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation

Open Hands Initiative

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

$250,000 – $499,999

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

Robin D’Alessandro

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation

Nancy and Richard Friedman

Heising-Simons Foundation

Henry Luce Foundation

The Tow Foundation

Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation

$100,000 – $249,999

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Further Forward Foundation

Leon Levy Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation

Galloway Family Foundation

LOR Foundation

Northwell Health

Select Equity Group Foundation

Jesse and Betsy Fink

Susie Trees

Revson Foundation


FORTUNE Journalism PleasrFund

$50,000 – $99,999

Annenberg Foundation

Linda Mason and Roger Brown

The Lenfest Institute

McClatchy Foundation

David Murphy

Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

Santa Fe Community Foundation  

Solutions Journalism Network


Bildner Charitable Trust

Newman’s Own

Swartz Foundation

Democracy Fund

Val A. Browning Charitable Foundation

$5,000 – $49,000

  • Amy and James Ramsey
  • Barinaga Goodman Fund
  • Arthur Blank Foundation
  • Battery Foundation
  • The Briar Foundation
  • Chicken and Egg Pictures
  • Maria Cuomo Cole and Kenneth Cole
  • Correspondents Fund
  • EOS Foundation
  • David Feinberg and Marina Kalb
  • David and Nina Fialkow
  • Fledgling Fund
  • James W. Foley Legacy Foundation
  • Harbus Foundation
  • Iger Bay Foundation
  • Kendeda Fund
  • Mass Humanities
  • New England International Donors
  • Newspapers of New England
  • Orbis Investments
  • Park Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • David Parker and Janet Tiampo
  • Robert Weintraub Household
  • Salem Award Foundation
  • Select Equity Foundation
  • Stanislaus Community Foundation
  • Susan Crown Exchange
  • Ann Davis Vaughan
  • Bloomberg
  • Janet Clark
  • Lucky Dog Too Fund
  • Marie Colvin Memorial Fund
  • Ed O’Neill
  • Kings Bowl America
  • Research Triangle
  • TTEC Perception
  • Miami Foundation via NewsMatch
  • Christopher Barry
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Eleanor Bingham Miller
  • 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 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