What are partner matching funds?

Partner funds (or “side funds”) are additional matching grants awarded to a selection of newsrooms working in specific geographic regions or issue areas. The offering has proven to be an effective pathway to engage regional funders, interest-based funders, and funders that are new journalism to support INN members through NewsMatch. For example, in the past, partner funds have been awarded to select organizations led by people of color or investigative new outlets in the American South.

View NewsMatch’s Year-over-Year Key Results to view the past distribution of partner funds through the program.