Despite increasing threats to local news, we’ve persisted.
In 2022, as the world emerged from a global pandemic, the health of our industry — and democracy — remained significantly at risk. Newsrooms continued to close at a rapid pace. Authoritarian governments and conflict pushed many others into exile.
Despite this, our corps members were pillars of their communities. They told stories that would otherwise go untold. They held individuals and systems accountable. In doing so, they helped rebuild trust in local independent journalism across the globe.
The year was marked with many milestones, including celebrating the fifth anniversary of Report for America’s launch and its first in-person gathering since the pandemic’s start. Likewise, Report for the World doubled in size in its second year.
On The Ground
Convoca is an investigative journalism organization founded in 2014 by reporters, data analysts, and programmers in Peru to merge the best of traditional reporting with the intelligent use of databases, a multidisciplinary perspective and new digital narratives to systematically investigate the networks of political and corporate power that affect the lives of citizens.
Quinto Elemento Lab is an independent journalism nonprofit that produces investigative stories that aim to empower citizens, strengthen accountability and help build a more just and transparent society. Inequality, impunity and corruption are still leaving a mark in Mexico. That’s one of the reasons why Quinto Elemento focuses on investigations that shed light on the inequalities, abuses and failures of the powerful as well as the inequality in the exercise of citizen’s rights.
Ukrainska Pravda is an online news and analysis website founded by Georgiy Gongadze on 16 April 2000. Published from Kyiv in Ukrainian, Russian and English, it has become a reference for independent journalism in Ukraine during the Russian invasion.
Launched in 2017, The Citizen Bulletin is a digital-first newsroom that produces hard-hitting longform reporting for the greater region of Matabeleland, south-western Zimbabwe. We cover core news and focus on special-interest beats such as public health, education and environment. We are a fully distributed team that is dedicated to mission-driven high-quality journalism that cuts through the noise.
Átlátszó is the first Hungarian investigative journalism nonprofit and a watchdog NGO to promote transparency, accountability, and freedom of information in Hungary.
Founded in 2011 by women reporters, Agência Pública is the first non-profit investigative news agency in Brazil. Their focus is to investigate the public administration, including all levels of government and congressional houses; the social and environmental impact of corporations and corrupt and anti-transparent practices; the efficacy, transparency, and equity of the justice system; and the violence against vulnerable communities in urban and rural areas. Their reporting has been recognized with over 50 national and international journalism awards. Including the Ibero-American Gabriel Garcia Márquez Award and the Premio Roche Award for Health Reporting.
The Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that combats injustice, holds power to account and speaks for the voiceless. Founded in June 2020, FIJ seeks to uncover the truth by bypassing officialdom and neutralizing propaganda, and making it accessible to the public in a way that eases and influences their everyday decision making.
The News Minute is a digital news platform covering India, with a specific focus on the five southern states of the country. Headquartered in Bengaluru, TNM has ground reporters in all the southern states covering a wide range of issues and events.
Supporting Local Fundraising
Report for America provides local newsrooms with sustainable fundraising tools to thrive in a challenging economic landscape. Since 2019, our team has helped our newsroom partners raise nearly $21 million from their communities.
Building a Global Corps
2022 Donor Recognition
$250,000 - $2M
Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Bake Family Trust
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Google News Initiative
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Meta Journalism Project
Natasha and Dirk Ziff
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Spring Point Partners
The Hearthland Foundation
The Just Trust
$50,000 - $249,999
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Henry Kimelman Family Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
Robert E. Sullivan
The Chicago Community Trust
The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Walton Family Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Around The Table Foundation
Dan and Christine Quinn Family Foundation
Ellen Tykeson and Ken Hiday
Emily Del Greco
Malcolm Hewitt Wiener
Rob and Jessica Zeaske
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Samuel Rubin Foundation
The Barinaga Goodman Fund of West Marin Fund
The Steven M. and Joyce E. Tadler Charitable Trust
The Weinreich Family Charitable Fund
Report for the World local newsroom supporters ($5,000+)
Nilima and Vivek Ragavan
Report for America local newsroom supporters ($5,000+)
Akron Community Foundation
Amon G. Carter Star-Telegram Employees Fund
Amy Mucha Household
Ashland County Community Foundation
Barry Community Foundation
Bill and Jane Kean Anderson Fund
Blue Grass Community Foundation
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation
Community Foundation of Chattahoochee Valley
Community Foundation of Louisville
Dan and Christine Quinn Family Foundation
Dorothy Byrne Household
Gadsby Fund Household
George 'Pretty' Wallace Jones and Thomas W. Jones Fund
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Harvey H. Posner and Mary S. Posner Fund
Henry Kimelman Family Foundation
Highpoint Community Bank
J. D. Heiskell & Co. Household
Jane Kitchel McLaughlin and Peter McLaughlin Household
Julia Ardery and Bill Bishop Household
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Newman's Own Foundation
Nicholas T. and Marcia I. Lappas Household
North Texas Community Foundation
Pamela Ann Wickham Household
Princeton Area Community Foundation
Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Sarah and Ben Bailey Family Fund Household
Stanislaus Community Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
The Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation, Inc.
The Lozier Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation, Inc.
William F. Harnisch Foundation, Inc.
Note: In 2022, Rebuild Local News Coalition created its own 501(c)3 entity, Rebuild Local News. Thank you to the funders that supported Rebuild’s work in 2022: Microsoft, Yellow Chair Foundation, Posner Foundation, Argosy Foundation, American Journalism Project, Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Revson Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, and Ford Foundation.
WHAT YOU SUPPORT
The difference between revenues and expenses in 2022 includes a gift that will be recognized in 2023 and a draw on reserves during a founder transition year that was made to ensure program continuity.
Thank you to all our supporters in 2022, who helped us grow when local news ecosystems were challenged in the U.S. and across the world. We are so grateful to have you with us as we restore journalism from the ground up.
Photo credits (in order of appearance): 1. Aryana Noroozi / Black Voice News, Report for America and Catchlight 2. Sam Wilson / Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Report for America 3. Olivia Sun / The Colorado Sun, Report for America 4. Arnoldo Sete / Marco Zero, Report for America