Today marks the start of a fundraising campaign in partnership with NewsMatch, a collaborative fundraising movement to support independent, non-profit journalism. News outlets across the country are participating in a year-end fundraising drive to leverage local dollars and provide fact-based, nonpartisan news and information to their communities.
From now until December 31, every donation made to Watershed Voice by donors like you will be matched by NewsMatch. The program will match up to $1,000 per individual donor, up to $13,000. Our goal is to raise a grand total of $26,000 from your donations plus the matching funds. We’re excited to launch this campaign to support our work in bringing you news that matters in St. Joseph County!
In addition to donations from individual donors, Watershed Voice is partnering with local organizations and businesses from the community to add to the matching program and increase the total cap. Contact us if you’d like to support the community match fund with a donation from your organization or business.
Telling the stories of St. Joseph County with trusted, quality reporting
What we read and hear shapes how we understand the places we live in and come from. That’s why fact-based journalism is an essential tool for those seeking to inspire change in St. Joseph County.
As newspapers have shrunk, Watershed Voice is filling critical information needs and reports on issues like local government and elections, community events, and citizen concerns that impact the quality of life in our community.
When readers like you in St. Joseph County have access to this trusted information, you are emboldened to make informed decisions, move solutions forward, and work with others to take action.
You can help make our community a stronger and more connected place with your donation to our year-end campaign. Your contribution of up to $1,000 will be doubled through our collaboration with NewsMatch and local partners.
Join the Movement
NewsMatch is a collaborative fundraising campaign that is designed to build a groundswell of support for independent journalism in the U.S. Last year, 231,000 individuals around the country joined this movement by donating to nonprofit newsrooms and getting their contribution doubled by NewsMatch – nearly 50,000 of those making a gift for the first time.
Why invest in Watershed Voice with a donation?
NewsMatch is designed to transform how communities support nonproﬁt news through a matching gift model that dramatically increases the giving power of individuals like you.
Last year, nonproﬁt newsrooms like ours leveraged over $4.6 million in NewsMatch matching grants from national and regional funders to generate more than $43 million in local support through gifts from individual donors and community match funders.
By choosing to support Watershed Voice with a donation to this matching campaign, you’re leveraging your resources to invest in our community and make it stronger. The result is one large-scale investment in nonproﬁt news that matters to you.
Here are the funders working with NewsMatch to double your donation:
- Democracy Fund
- Knight Foundation
- William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
- Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
…plus local businesses and organizations that give to our community match fund!