Support the National Press Club 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. 

As journalists’ needs continue to evolve, so do the Institute’s efforts to support them in new ways: 

  • Offering timely, relevant educational programming through an all-digital format. This year, the Institute has focused its programming on writing and editing, diversity and inclusion, press freedom, and career planning.  
  • Working to remove barriers to press freedom and providing direct support for journalists who are unjustly targeted for their work through our dozens of statements of support and amicus briefs, as well as a letter-writing campaign to members of Congress.
  • Publishing a daily, industry-focused newsletter that provides a curated list of news-related headlines, best practices, leadership advice and resources. It reaches more than 2,300 readers in all 50 states, in newsrooms, agencies and classrooms large and small.
  • Facilitating dynamic community groups that allow for the free exchange of skills and ideas. Members of the writing group consistently say the sense of community they’ve gained – along with writing prompts that challenge them to grow their skills – is what brings them back.  

The Journalism Institute has waived most fees for program attendees, saving tens of thousands of dollars to individuals attending Institute training and discussions. Your donation can help us keep programming low- or no-cost.

How to give: 

  • Make a one-time or recurring gift today using your credit card. Doing so will assist with operating expenses for the Institute, or you can designate how you’d like the funds used. 
  • Send a check made out to National Press Club Journalism Institute to: Julie Moos, c/o National Press Club Journalism Institute, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
  • Support the Institute through your company’s annual corporate giving campaign or employer match program. It is a convenient way to give your contribution through regular payroll deductions.

Create a legacy that will help journalism — and democracy — endure 

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. 
  • Consider including the National Press Club Journalism Institute in your will. Even a percentage of your estate could have a major impact. 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. 

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 202-664-7554 for more information.

We appreciate your support.

Sponsor Institute events

Each fall, the National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute honor top-notch journalism and journalists during the Fourth Estate Award celebration

Proceeds from the celebration support the Journalism Institute’s activities and operations. It’s the Institute’s sole fundraising event, and we value your support.

Sponsorship levels and benefits for the 2021 Fourth Estate Award celebration will be shared in August. If you or your company are interested in discussing sponsorship possibilities sooner than that or would like to receive information when it’s available, please let us know.  

Support emerging journalists

Help journalism students by donating to support these National Press Club scholarships. (Previous winners)

  • Feldman Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Journalism
  • Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship
  • Julie Schoo Diversity Scholarship
  • Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship
You can learn more about our activities and funding in our 2020 annual report.