The crisis in journalism has become a crisis for democracies globally.
At a time when the financial model for journalism is broken, more and more communities are losing trust in journalists, and citizens struggle to discern truth from fiction on social media, a new approach to local and global reporting is needed now more than ever.
At GroundTruth, we’re working hard to rise to this enormous challenge. We grew our programs and operations by 400% in 2019 to train and support more emerging journalists reporting on under-covered communities because the need is great and growing by the day.
Only a few years ago, Report for America was just a vision: to reimagine local reporting as a public service. In 2019, that vision became more of a reality than ever before.
A rapidly growing corps
This year’s GroundTruth fellows were undeterred, taking on one of our most ambitious and hard-hitting projects to date. from rising authoritarianism to post-genocide reconciliation.
GroundTruth is proud that our fellow’s work has elevated the voices of local communities to global conversations, and created real impact.
2019 Donor Recognition
Facebook Journalism Project
$250,000 - $999,999
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Google News Initiative
Natasha and Dirk Ziff
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$100,000 - $249,999
Bake Family Trust
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Evelyn Y Davis Foundation
Galloway Family Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
Jonathan Logan Foundation
LOR Foundation / Solutions Journalism Network
Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
$50,000 - $99,999
Henry Kimelman Family Foundation
Jesse and Betsy Fink
Leon Levy Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
$5,000 - $49,999
Ann Davis Vaughan
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Barinaga Goodman Fund of West Marin Fund
Further Forward Foundation
Iger Bay Foundation
James W. Foley Legacy Foundation
Linda Mason and Roger Brown
Lucky Dog Too Fund
Maria Cuomo and Kenneth Cole
Marie Colvin Memorial Fund
Marilyn Caden's Trust
New England International Donors
Newspapers of New England
Rick and Beverly Fetterman
Samuel I Newhouse Foundation
Select Equity Foundation
Susan Crown Exchange, Inc.
Report for America local newsroom supporters ($5,000+)
Blue Grass Community Foundation
North Carolina Community Foundation
North Carolina Local News Lab
Quinn Family Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Stanislaus Community Foundation
WHAT YOU SUPPORT
Here’s what your unrestricted gift to GroundTruth can make possible:
Photo credits (in order of appearance): 1. Angus Mordant / GroundTruth 2. Eric Shelton / GroundTruth 3. Ryan Michalesko / Dallas Morning News, Report for America 4. Leticia Duarte / GroundTruth 5. David Fuchs / KUER, Report for America 6. Leticia Duarte / GroundTruth 7. Michelle Mizner / GroundTruth, Frontline PBS 8. Patrice Howard / GroundTruth 9. Cindy Trinh / GroundTruth