I, as co-founder of IowaWatch.org, would like to congratulate you, the members of the IowaWatch family. Thanks to your past support, IowaWatch’s journalistic success had earned for us a chance to receive up to $28,000 in matching funds from a $3 million national News Match 2017 fund drive.
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.
Today is the last day you can take advantage of the Knight News Match. Every $10 you donate becomes $20 for IowaWatch because of the Knight Foundation’s designation of IowaWatch as a worthy non-profit news organization.
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.
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IowaWatch, run by the non-profit, non-partisan Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, is one of 57 news organizations the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has selected for a one-month-long matching fund drive.