The Fund for Local Journalism

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The Fund for Local Journalism - LMF

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The Fund for Local Journalism supports local reporting projects, in-depth investigative accountability, and solutions journalism efforts that provide an important public service in communities across North America.

Investigative reporting is a vital part of a healthy and robust local media environment, and serves to inform and engage citizens, empowering critical change in communities.

This kind of dogged journalism is time-intensive and expensive to produce. The news media industry has been hard-hit financially by steep advertising declines, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in layoffs and a dramatic reduction in original reporting.

Your contribution to The Fund for Local Journalism will help us provide funding for local investigative reporting projects. Learn how The Fund will work here. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Local Media Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with the Local Media Association, one of the largest local media trade associations in North America. More than 3,000 local newspapers, broadcasters, digital news sites and R&D partners are involved in LMA initiatives and programs.

For institutional and philanthropic donors:

In addition to this online donation method, foundations, philanthropists, and corporate donors interested in supporting The Fund for Local Journalism are welcome to donate by check or bank transfer. 

  • If you would like to donate by check, please address the check to Local Media Foundation
  • Please add “Fund for Local Journalism” to the memo line of the check
  • Send your check donation to:

Local Media Foundation
P.O. Box 85033
Chicago, IL 60689-5033

To pay by electronic bank transfer or similar means, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.


The Fund For Local Journalism is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for local investigative reporting. LMF is providing funds to local news organizations and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support local investigative reporting.

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