Investigative Journalism Fund

The Daily Herald investigations expose information that gets at the truth.


Serving as the community watchdog is a core responsibility of the press – and it is an expensive undertaking.

Investigative reporters and editors can spend months on a single story to surface the information that citizens in a democracy deserve to know. Such reporting holds those in power accountable and can foster reform that benefits a community.

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Check out these recent investigative stories.

One worker looks up from the cargo area as another works in what will be the passenger compartment on one of the first Boeing 787 jets as it stands near completion at the front of the assembly line, Monday, May 19, 2008, in Everett, Wash. The plane, the first new Boeing jet in 14 years, is targeted for power on in June followed by an anticipated first flight sometime late in 2008.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Boeing workers long-exposed to carcinogen far above legal limits

The company confirmed in depositions that parts of its Everett plant still don’t meet 2010 standards.

  • January 20, 2023
Traffic moves along Highway 526 in front of Boeing’s Everett Production Facility on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Boeing knew of ‘elevated’ miscarriage rate in ’80s, but followup fizzled

Company doctors found it “difficult” to link chemicals to worker ailments. A thorough study would’ve been “inviting liability,” an attorney said.

  • December 11, 2022
A photograph of Dr. Barry Dunphy hangs on the wall surrounded by memorabilia and hobby pieces from his hobby room in the Dunphy home on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

For embattled Boeing doctor’s family, a ‘posthumous vindication’

Barry Dunphy warned Boeing about its toxic chemicals. The company’s reaction changed his demeanor, but not his values, his children say.

  • December 11, 2022

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The Daily Herald established the Investigative Journalism Fund in March 2020 to deliver impactful stories about the issues that would otherwise remain in darkness. Donations to this fund are designated to support an investigative reporter position and investigative editing by the news team.

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Our fiscal sponsor

Journalism Funding Partners, tax ID #84-2968843, serves as the 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor for The Daily Herald Investigative Journalism Fund. The mission of Journalism Funding Partners is to increase the depth, diversity and sustainability of local journalism by building and stewarding connections between funders and news organizations.

Donations made to Journalism Funding Partners for the Herald’s Investigative Journalism Fund are tax-deductible to the extent of the law, and they will help pay for the Herald’s news resources needed for investigative reporting.