The impact of local news is immeasurable
Trusted, local journalism is essential for a thriving community and a healthy democracy, and The Daily Herald covers Snohomish County like no other institution or organization can. We are the community’s watchdog and storyteller, and we have been for more than 120 years.
Our reporters are out in the community, listening to you, telling your stories, and lifting up the voices of those who often feel unheard. Our award-winning journalism often sparks change and sets the agenda for public policy debate.
Learn more about the impact of community-funded journalism in our 2021 Community Impact Report and the video below about The Daily Herald’s public-service mission.
Community-funded journalism lets you have an impact
Like many newsrooms across the country, The Daily Herald has established several journalism initiatives that enable us to expand our reporting to meet community needs.
This community-funded journalism benefits us all.
Investigative Journalism Fund
Investigative journalism is one of the most time-intensive and expensive types of reporting. It holds those in power accountable, validates those who often feel invisible, and seeks to right wrongs. This fund is a partnership between The Daily Herald and Journalism Funding Partners, tax ID #84-2968843, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
To donate by check: Make your check payable to Journalism Funding Partners. Write Investigative Fund in the memo line and mail to The Daily Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.
Environmental and Climate Change Reporting Fund
This ambitious initiative sheds light on how climate change impacts Snohomish County’s environment, economy, and health and what our community is doing about it. This fund is a partnership between The Daily Herald and Journalism Funding Partners, tax ID #84-2968843, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
To donate by check: Make your check payable to Journalism Funding Partners. Write Environmental Fund in the memo line and mail to The Daily Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.
Education Project Fund
Our dedicated education reporter covers the challenges and successes of K-12 in collaboration with Report for America, a national service initiative that places journalists in local newsrooms. This fund is a partnership between The Daily Herald and The GroundTruth Project, tax ID #46-0908502, the nonprofit journalism organization that supports the Report for America program.
To donate by check: Make your check payable to The GroundTruth Project. Write Daily Herald (Everett) campaign in the memo line and mail to Report for America The Daily Herald Campaign c/o The GroundTruth Project, Lockbox Services, 9450 SW Gemini Dr, PMB 46837, Beaverton, Oregon 97008-7105.
Health Reporting Initiative
This journalism project will cover the most pressing health and wellness challenges facing Snohomish County and the solutions at work. It is funded in part through a sponsorship from Premera Blue Cross.
Join others who donate to community-funded journalism
More than 1,200 individuals, nonprofits, corporations, local businesses, and philanthropic foundations that believe in the importance of local, trusted news have given to our community-funded journalism initiatives.
“I always read the paper. I trust it. As much as I can trust anything.”
- Jennifer Brinkley
“In my 16 years of living in Everett, I have often felt voiceless and invisible. Your article has given me a sense of validation and worth. I will remember it always."
- Stephen Teixeira
“I gave to the Investigative Journalism Fund because I think it is important for our democracy and more locally to help people make good decisions.”
- Kathie Roon
“To have your paper focusing on this climate problem which most people just want to ignore is so wonderful. You will have an impact that far eclipses that individuals such as myself.”
- Dean Enell
To add your support or learn more about community-funded journalism, contact Brenda Mann Harrison, Journalism Development Director.
The Daily Herald maintains editorial control over content produced with resources from our journalism funds.