IowaWatch, run by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, is one of more than 150 nonprofit newsrooms across the country selected to participate in this year’s NewsMatch for a third straight year. The national call-to-action will launch on Nov. 1, 2018.
Thanks to 179 generous donors The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism – Iowa Watch was able to raise $21,214 during its end-of-year News Match fund drive. Of that total, $19,021 was matched by the Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation provided funds for the News Match drive for Institute for Nonprofit News members. IowaWatch is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a consortium of nonprofit news organizations in the United States that, for this drive, provided fund-raising training and support. [Ed note: This paragraph was updated March 13, 2018, to reflect IowaWatch’s receipt of the News Match funds.]
IowaWatch is one of only 110 organizations selected to be part of a fundraising campaign to help nonprofit, investigative news organizations continue their mission of protecting truth and democracy. During the campaign, individual donations up to $1,000 will be matched through Dec. 31 by the campaign’s sponsoring organizations.
IowaWatch is included in a huge, national News Match 2017 fund drive that will benefit our non-profit news gathering and training program with up to $28,000 in matching funds. It will help support our training of the next generation of journalists in our democracy.
The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, which runs IowaWatch.org, has filed its 990 tax return for 2016. The return shows how the nonprofit center earned and spent money in the past calendar year. The center, founded in February 2010, spent $151,008, while raising $152,307 in 2016. The center received a boost at the end of the year when donors responded to the center’s inclusion in a Knight News Match fund drive. You can read the IowaWatch 990 tax form for 2016 at this link:
TO LEARN HOW IOWAWATCH’S NONPROFIT JOURNALISM IS FUNDED AND HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT IT, GO TO THIS LINK.
The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch has received a $25,000 grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation for general operating expenses. This marks the first time the Iowa City-based non-profit, non-partisan news center has received a grant from the Chicago-based foundation.
It won’t count for the Knight News Match but your donation to IowaWatch always helps us produce strong investigative and collaborate journalism while training student journalists to do this work at a high, ethical level. Support IowaWatch’s non-profit journalism and training efforts. Thank you for participating with your gifts to IowaWatch this past month through the Knight News Match. In all, 62 of you donated $15,030 and the Knight Foundation has matched $9,530 of that through the Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund at The Miami Foundation. Two of you donated twice.
“I have had the privilege to work at IowaWatch – The Center for Public Affairs Journalism, for over a year now, and would like to share with you a great opportunity.” A message from an IowaWatch student volunteer.
A little more than one month ago we challenged you to help us raise $1,809 in personal donations by the end December. That would put donations $1 above what you gave the 501(c)(3) nonprofit IowaWatch the last month of 2015. We could not have imagined then what was to happen in the following 30 days.