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Our Funders

We are funded by more than 80 journalism organizations and journalists: concerned foundations, corporations and individuals: as well as our Program Fund, Endowment Fund, and Annual Awards Dinner.

Contributions come in the form of unrestricted support, restricted support for programs in specific fields such as business or health care, and by sponsoring receptions or purchasing tables and tickets for the National Press Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner.

Chairman’s Circle

Friends of NPF

AARP, Advanced Medical Technology Association, American Trucking Associations, Business Roundtable, C-SPAN, CNN, CQ Roll Call Group, Entergy, Ford, FTI Consulting, Gannett, Gilead Sciences, Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, Hill & Knowlton, Honda, Lockheed Martin, Mazda, Mazda Foundation, National Geographic, NBC Universal, Neustar, New Media Strategies, Nissan, Northwestern Mutual, Novo Nordisk, NPR, Pfizer, Powell Tate, Scripps Howard, SIFA, SmartBrief, Inc., Story Partners, Subaru, Taishoff Family Foundation, The Allstate Corporation, The Huffington Post, The Kiplinger Foundation, The Washington Post, Toyota, Turner, US Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street Journal, Weber Shandwick, World Health Organization

Our Mission

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The primary mission of the National Press Foundation is to increase journalists' knowledge of complex issues in order to improve public understanding. The foundation recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism through its awards and programs.

Since 1976, the National Press Foundation has provided professional development opportunities to more than 5,000 editors, producers and reporters, helping them to better understand and explain the impact of public policy on readers and viewers. Programs held in the nation's capital, around the country, and overseas, bring journalists together with leading authorities to discuss significant issues ranging from agriculture and economics to politics and zoology.

Year in Review

Below, please find our most recent final report on our programs and awards for journalists, as well as our most recent financial statement

2014 Annual Report

Form 990 | 2013

Form 990 | 2014

Information for program sponsors

  • The NPF model provides full fellowships to accepted journalists. The inclusive costs of each program will always be stated ahead of time.
  • The sponsor(s) will always be identified as the funder(s) of the program.
  • The sponsor(s) will be invited to address the journalists prior to the start of the program, welcoming them and explaining why they chose to sponsor this program.
  • The National Press Foundation will control all aspects of every program.
  • The National Press Foundation will be responsible for the development of an agenda and the selection of topics, speakers and 15 – 20 journalists.
  • The program will be balanced and fair. The program will always be on-the-record.
  • We will seek to represent all sides. People and organizations with positions directly opposed to the sponsor's may be invited to appear.
  • All program resources will be uploaded to the NPF website following the program for future reference.
  • At the conclusion of the program the sponsor(s) will receive a written evaluation of the program, as well as photocopies of the comments from each of the attending journalists.

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