We are excited to announce that the Local Community News Fund of New England is now live!
This new initiative allows local newspapers to quickly and easily begin fundraising and accepting tax-deductible donations. Twenty-five New England publications joined in the first sign-up period. Those that have started promoting the program are already receiving donations and words of encouragement from their readers.
“Without local press, i.e., Stowe Reporter, it will be close to impossible for those in the future to know the happenings of today.”
“Thank you, Milton Times, for all that you do to keep our community updated on important news & events.”
“Your editorial and reporting staff are vital community leaders always and especially now during this public health catastrophe. Thank you!”
After signing up for the program, newspapers receive a custom fundraising page, step-by-step instructions, a marketing plan, customized ads and all of the support needed to get started – without any startup fees.
All donations to the fund go to the specific newspaper designated, and can help pay reporters’ salaries and other costs of covering the local community.
If you would like to schedule an informational webinar about the program and answer any questions you have, please contact Linda Conway at L.Conway@nenpa.com.
All donations to this fund are tax-deductible. Together, we can make it through this.
Local Community News Fund of New England is a service of, and administered by, New England Press Association Scholarship Fund, Inc., (aka Journalism Education Foundation of New England, tax ID #23‐7297724, a 501(c)(3) organization) affiliated with New England Newspaper and Press Association.