NewsMatch is a national matching-gift campaign to grow fundraising capacity in nonprofit newsrooms and promote giving to journalism among U.S. donors. It is supported through an open collaborative fund at The Miami Foundation and offers a simple, turnkey platform for foundations of all sizes to support quality news.
The next cycle of NewsMatch is expected to run from November through December 2020.
Results from the 2019 NewsMatch cycle show that it was the most successful to date, with an initial pool of $3.37 million in philanthropic funds leveraged into a $43.5 million payout — a nearly 1,200% return on philanthropic investments that infused much-needed cash into independent newsrooms just as the coronavirus disrupted business as usual.
Communities are stepping up to support quality journalism: last year, the dollar amount of local matching gifts during NewsMatch more than doubled to $1.4 million, while the number of individual donors increased by 26 percent.
A full breakdown of NewsMatch funding sources and payouts from 2016 to 2019 can be found here.
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- NewsMatch 2019 Campaign for Nonprofit News Was Best Year Yet: Raised $43.5 Million
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Learn more about how NewsMatch benefits nonprofit news organizations in this Lunch & Learn video from INN Days 2019.
About the Program
Started in 2016 by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, NewsMatch combines a matching gift program with hundreds of hours of coaching and professional development for publishing members of the Institute for Nonprofit News. INN newsrooms must be nonprofit, nonpartisan, and dedicated to public service; they are also expected to follow guidelines for standards in ethics, financial transparency and editorial independence. (Nonprofit and fiscally sponsored news organizations are invited to learn about becoming a member of INN).
NewsMatch is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, Facebook Journalism Project, Inasmuch Foundation, Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, Natasha and Dirk Ziff, Present Progressive Fund at Schwab Charitable, and REI Co-op, in partnership with The Miami Foundation, News Revenue Hub, and the Institute for Nonprofit News — which supports a network of more than 250 nonprofit, nonpartisan news organizations.
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