Thanks to all our supporters

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our funders, donors, partners and sponsors who support key initiatives that move digital journalism forward. ONA gift policy statement.


Major Funders

The Democracy Fund’s generous grant supports ONA’s efforts to provide more training and education to journalists. The organization also provided major support for the $1M Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, a two-year micro-grant program.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grants the $1M Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, as well as our annual Online Journalism Awards and HBCU Fellows and the Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program. Knight has also supported ONA’s Local community-building initiative.
The Inasmuch Foundation funding supports the Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program and ONA’s work to support education on emerging tech trends for local news.
Dow Jones Foundation A generous grant from The Dow Jones Foundation supports our Women’s Leadership Accelerator, a yearlong intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation.
Ford Foundation funding supports ONA’s efforts to provide more training and education to journalists. The foundation also helped support the launch of the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media in 2015.
The Scripps Howard Foundation’s grant gave major support for the $1M Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, a two-year micro-grant program.
The Carpenter Family Charitable Fund Ongoing support for the MJ Bear Fellows program.

Leading Partnerships

MSN and MSN International’s generous donation and committee involvement makes possible the selection of current and future international MJ Bear Fellows.
NPR generously helps to provide our ONA staff state-of-the-art office space in its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
WordPress.com VIP generously provides support for development of the ONA websites, as well as hosting beginning in August 2018.

 


Major Donors

MJ Bear Fellowship Fund
On behalf of our Board and staff, our warmest appreciation goes to the Bear and Carpenter families — Philip Bear, Robin Bear, the late Jeanette B. Bear, Dinah Bear, Linda Carpenter, Bob Carpenter, Jake Carpenter and Blake Carpenter — for ensuring the legacy of ONA founding member and digital journalism pioneer MJ Bear, whose fellowship identifies and nurtures journalism stars under 30.

We are also grateful to the many individual donors who continue to support this fellowship in MJ’s memory.

Last, but in no way least, we are deeply grateful for the annual financial support and leadership of our Board of Directors.


Major Sponsors

Sponsorships make possible our state-of-the-art annual conference, and support our ONA Local group activities and events.

  • The Facebook Journalism Project
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • Google News Initiative
  • Twitter
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Meredith Corporation
  • News Break
  • SnapStream
  • TIME
  • TEGNA/TEGNA Foundation
  • SmartNews
  • Social News Desk
  • CONVIVA
  • The Trust Project
  • Canva
  • McKinsey and Company
  • Alley
  • The Lenfest Institute for Journalism

General Supporters

Our deepest thanks go out to each and every Friend of ONA who has donated to help support digital journalists and the critical work they do.


To support ONA and our work:

Online:
Donate here

By mail:
Online News Association
Attn: MJ BEAR FELLOWSHIP or GENERAL FUND
c/o Carolyn Skinner, Dembo Jones
6116 Executive Blvd.
Suite 500
North Bethesda, MD, 20852
USA

As part of the CARES Act, ONA received Paycheck Protection Program funds in 2020 and 2021 to support payroll expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.