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The Lenfest Institute’s work to sustain independent local journalism is entirely supported by private philanthropy.
Supporters donate to The Lenfest Institute for Journalism in the belief that independent local journalism is critical to Philadelphia and cities across the United States.
The Institute’s work is entirely supported by private philanthropy, and these donors help fund investments in impactful investigative news coverage, cutting-edge technology for news operations, improved digital products for readers, and greater diversity in both newsrooms and their audiences — all key building blocks for sustainable local journalism.
Individual donors who support the Institute with an annual gift of $2,500 or more are part of our Lenfest Council for Journalism and Democracy, a philanthropic society that includes a host of benefits that deepen members’ engagement and understanding of the transformation of the news that is happening at this historic moment. If you are interested in joining the Lenfest Council, click here.
The following list contains all donors who have given $2,500 or more to support The Lenfest Institute’s work in Philadelphia and across the country.
The Lenfest Institute operates at all times recognizing the independence of editors and reporters of any journalism enterprise. Editorial function and news coverage of any funded project shall at all times remain independent of the donor and of The Lenfest Institute, and no attempt shall be made to influence or interfere with the editorial policies or decisions of any funded project. All donations must comply with the Institute’s Gift Acceptance Policy.
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