GroundTruth’s mission is to serve under-covered communities by supporting the next generation of journalists to do on-the-ground reporting and to advance sustainability, innovation and equity in journalism worldwide.



Our vision is a world in which all people have trustworthy, local, on-the-ground journalism to build more informed, just and thriving communities.

GroundTruth is building an engaged community around impactful journalism and powerful storytelling by a new generation, while supporting their careers as fellows, corps members and alumni. Since GroundTruth launched, we have supported more than 300 reporting fellows across more than 50 countries, as well as more than 300 Report for America corps members embedded in local newsrooms across the United States. This year, we launched Report for the World in Brazil, India and Nigeria.

Core Values


Rebuilding trust in journalism is essential to our mission. We are committed to truth-telling, equity, and justice in the communities we serve. And that starts within our organization, where every day we strive to do the right thing every step of the way.


As champions of journalism, it is our duty to hold people in positions of authority accountable to the public. Fulfilling that duty starts with us holding ourselves to the highest standard by honoring our commitments to our partners, to one another, and to the communities we serve. We take responsibility for all of our work. When we make a mistake, we own it.


To succeed in serving communities globally, we must respect, listen, learn, and understand our different perspectives. We cultivate a people-centric culture that appreciates the commitments we have made to each other, our families, and our communities. We treat all people with dignity and value our collective talent.


In our quest to reimagine a new media ecosystem, we practice high standards of excellence for partnerships, for training, and for revelatory journalism that makes a difference through holding truth to power.


We foster an inclusive culture and work together to solve problems, using the ingenuity and expertise from throughout our organization to achieve our mission. We’re stronger together.


We will forge partnerships that help put more corps members on the ground in local communities around the globe, telling stories that for decades have gone untold. Our public service work is intended to affect change.


We will move creatively with agility to ensure that GroundTruth becomes the North Star of philanthropic organizations supporting local journalism worldwide. Iteration is part of our DNA, as we rebuild local news.