News Match 2017

News Match is a national campaign to encourage grassroots support for nonprofit news organizations. In 2017, the campaign will match more than $3 million in individual donations to more than 100 nonprofit news organizations and provide critical capacity-building support to increase individual giving to nonprofit news.

News Match 2017 runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

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Post-Match Reporting Instructions

Participants will receive an email the first week of January with links to submit your final report and evaluation. The deadline for both is January 31, 2018.

We have created two documents to make this process as easy as possible:

These documents are also available in the Evaluation Resources folder in your News Match toolkit.

Key Resources

Founding and Supporting Partners

The initial News Match fund was established with $1 million each from Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Miami Foundation is the fiscal sponsor.

Supporting partners for News Match include the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Gates Family Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, the News Integrity Initiative and the Rita Allen Foundation.

The Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub are News Match's nonprofit partners.

History of News Match

The inaugural News Match was established by Knight Foundation in 2016, helping 57 nonprofit news organizations raise more than $1.2 million in match donations.