Support the Journalism Institute

Communities need journalists now more than ever. Your tax-deductible gift allows the National Press Club Journalism Institute to provide craft, career, and community support to thousands of journalists in the United States and around the globe. Your donation today directly supports the journalism of tomorrow. 

Donations made to the National Press Club Journalism Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible. Give with confidence: GuideStar has awarded the Journalism Institute its platinum transparency rating.

Give now
  • Mail a check made out to National Press Club Journalism Institute to: Beth Francesco, c/o National Press Club Journalism Institute, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
  • Boost your impact through employer gift matching. 
    • Check with your HR department to see if your employer matches donations, or use this tool to find out.
  • Give from your donor-advised fund.
    • Donor-advised funds offer simplicity and flexibility in charitable giving. Once you establish a fund, which is tax-deductible, investment growth within the fund is tax-free and you can pace your giving as you wish. Talk to your financial planner today to direct funds to the Journalism Institute, or use this tool to direct your gift now. 
  • Give stock or other securities.
    • You may choose to gift highly appreciated securities, which can bypass or defer capital gains. Talk to your financial and legal advisors to get started.
  • Honor a colleague or loved one.
    • Gifts made in honor or memorial are one way to preserve a loved one’s legacy. Schedule a call with us to discuss how we can help you achieve your vision. 

A gift through your estate plan can benefit you and your loved ones while supporting journalism and democracy. Please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 202-662-7554 for more information.

We appreciate your support.

Give later 

You can help secure a bright future for journalism and democracy by remembering the National Press Club Journalism Institute in your estate planning. Selecting the right charitable estate-planning vehicle can help you maximize the financial and tax benefits of your gift, and create a larger gift than you thought possible. 

  • Designate the National Press Club Journalism Institute as a full or partial beneficiary of  your IRA, 401(k), life insurance plan, or other accounts. 
    • To start, request a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider’s website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift. 
  • Consider including the National Press Club Journalism Institute in your will. A percentage of your estate could have a major impact on journalists around the country. Contact us to talk through your giving goals and different forms of gifts, which could include: 
    • Bequests (a fixed sum, real estate, collectibles, etc.)
    • Charitable gift annuities (earn income while giving)
    • Charitable remainder trusts (earn income while giving)
    • Charitable lead trusts, and more. 

Next steps:

  1. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  2. Please use our legal name and federal tax ID if you include the Journalism Institute in your plans.

Legal name: National Press Club Journalism Institute

Address: 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045

Federal tax ID number: 52-1750908

Contact Beth Francesco at 817-688-5733 or by email to let us know your goals for the gift so we can ensure it is used as you intend.

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Help out in your own way 

If you love the Journalism Institute but aren’t sure you are able to commit a large gift, that’s OK – your support can come in other ways.

  • Create a Facebook fundraiser.
    • You can raise money for organizations and causes you care about on Facebook. When you start a nonprofit fundraiser on Facebook, 100% of the funds you raise go to the nonprofit. Follow these instructions to get started. 
  • Become an Institute Ambassador.
    • Spread the word about the Institute among your friends and family using a donation page we’ll create just for you. You’ll decide what stories you want to share about the Institute’s work, set your personal fundraising goal and use our toolkit to help the Institute reach new connections. 
Foundation support

The National Press Club Journalism Institute welcomes support from foundations and other philanthropic or grant-making institutions. The Institute accepts grants to support overall operations, as well as to support training and other programmatic areas, and adheres to our current fundraising guidelines.

You can learn more about our activities and funding in our 2021 annual report.