Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund

Answers to frequently asked questions

What is the Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund?
This fund is a new way to help pay for local journalism that is essential to a vibrant community and healthy democracy.

In partnership with Journalism Funding Partners, a 501(c)(3) organization, the Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund provides an opportunity for the community to make tax-deductible donations that help The Daily Herald provide more coverage of local environmental and climate change issues.

The Daily Herald maintains editorial control over content produced with fund resources.

Why was the Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund established?
The fund was established in September 2020 to provide resources for additional reporting about the local impacts to the environment and our community brought about by climate change so residents can make decisions and take action.

Serving as a community watchdog is one of the important roles of local newspapers. Our award-winning coverage often spurs community action and sets the agenda for public policy debate.

How does the Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund work?
The fund promotes shared investment in local journalism that benefits the community.

Individuals, nonprofits, corporations, local businesses, philanthropic foundations, and others who believe in the value of local, trusted journalism can make tax-deductible contributions to this fund.

Journalism Funding Partners is the fiscal sponsor for the fund and ensures community contributions are used for environmental and climate change reporting in The Daily Herald newsroom.

To learn more about Journalism Funding Partners, visit jfp-local.org.

How much money is needed for environmental and climate change reporting?
Our community is seeing the immediate impact of their generosity through increased reporting on climate change by a freelance journalist.

Our five-year goal is to grow the fund to at least $325,000 so we can add staff dedicated to this important topic. Supporting the valuable work of environmental and climate change reporting will be an ongoing need.

Where can I find the environment and climate change stories published in the newspaper?
Visit heraldnet.com/tag/environment.

How can I learn more about The Daily Herald?
Visit heraldnet.com/about.

Where can I find information about Journalism Funding Partners?
Visit jfp-local.org

Where can I find information about the fund?
Visit heraldnet.com/climate-fund.

How can I donate to the Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund?
Visit heraldnet.com/climatedonate

Who do I contact if I want more information about the fund?
Contact Brenda Mann Harrison, journalism development director, at brenda.harrison@heraldnet.com.