How do I report donations to be matched?

After the campaign has ended, NewsMatch asks newsrooms to complete the INN Index Survey to evaluate the program’s impact. This is a critical step and instrumental in engaging funders to support the program. It also alerts program staff and funders to challenges, needs, and opportunities in the field and informs the program strategy from year to year. NewsMatch Documentation Submission is fully integrated into the Index Survey.

Newsrooms eligible and requesting to receive matching funds, partner funds, or bonus awards must submit NewsMatch Documentation as part of the INN Index. Once your Index survey has been submitted, the Miami Foundation will process your NewsMatch documentation and verify your payment amount.

Step-by-step instructions on how to submit this information for your organization will be available via the Reporting Guide in October, 2023.