The mission of the Local Media Foundation is to ensure a healthy future for local journalism, which is essential to a strong democracy, by reinventing business models for news.
To that end, LMF supports innovative and transformative projects rooted in our four strategic pillars:
- Business transformation including reader revenue and branded content
- Journalism funded by philanthropy
- Industry collaboration
- Sustainability for publishers of color / Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Your tax-deductible donation to any of these LMF-sponsored programs benefits our valuable work to help media organizations transform their ways of doing business, ensuring local journalism can thrive:
Local Media Foundation Supports our work to keep our programs free for participants and our learnings shareable with the broader industry.
Covering Climate Collaborative Supports the work of 22 local news organizations to report on, localize and humanize impacts of climate change.
Fund for Black Journalism Supports Word In Black, a collaborative of 10 leading Black publishers, and other programs for Black-led media.
Programs are administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. Unless otherwise expressly indicated, donations to LMF are tax-deductible to the extent of the law, and no goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions. Please consult a tax advisor for details.