INN is committed to transparency. We think our members and anyone interested in becoming a member deserves to know how we're funded and how we spend that money. Below, you'll find every 990, audit, annual report and funder we've had since we opened our doors.



Annual Reports

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The Institute for Nonprofit News extends its sincere thanks to our funders, without whom the formation and work of this organization would not be possible.

democracy-fundThe Democracy Fund aspires to the highest ideals of the American republic—government of, by and for the people. The foundation invests in social entrepreneurs working to ensure that our political system is responsive to the priorities of the American public and has the capacity to meet the greatest challenges facing our country.

eejfThe Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. EEJF does so through contributions to media institutions and journalism schools nationwide, primarily in areas of investigative reporting, youth education, professional development and special opportunities.

knightThe John S. and James L. Knight foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The Foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

macarthurThe John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

ljiaf logoThe Laura and John Arnold foundation's core objective is to produce substantial, widespread and lasting reforms that will maximize opportunities and minimize injustice in our society. To do this it identifies challenges and addresses their root causes through innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions. A private foundation, it currently focuses its strategic investments on education, criminal justice, research integrity and public accountability.

mccormickThe Robert R. McCormick foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.

osfThe Open Society foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. Working in every part of the world, they place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

rockefellerFounded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable and peaceful world. The RBF's grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development.

Additional Funders

Prior Funders

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