The Seattle Times Investigative Journalism Fund, an initiative with Seattle Foundation, is collaborating with community funders and personal champions of the free press to ensure the future of local investigative journalism and protect and expand the ambitious, rigorously reported work that has a direct impact on our community.
Our goal is to build one of the largest local investigative teams in the nation to increase our ability to engage the public, call for accountability, and explore solutions to make a difference for the people of our region. Join us in supporting this important work.
Investigative reporting is the most essential journalism a news staff can do – and the most expensive. Support the Investigative Journalism Fund and protect the future of investigative journalism that has a direct impact on your local community. This first phase of funding will provide one editor, two investigative reporters and research resources.
Donations to The Seattle Times Investigative Journalism Fund through Seattle Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. No goods or services are received in exchange for donations.
Seattle Times investigative journalism changes lives and public policy and has resulted in action at the highest levels of government. We have an established track record of digging deep to tackle urgent community issues head-on, surface viable solutions and create change that has a direct impact on our community. Seattle Times investigations have saved local lives from dangerous painkillers, protected vulnerable seniors from abuse, made airplanes safer, exposed double-booked surgeries at a local hospital and expedited FDA changes to help prevent birth defects, to name a few.
The Seattle Times is proud to be one of the few remaining independent, locally owned news media organizations in the U.S.; the most-visited digital information source in the state and the second-largest newspaper on the West Coast. A trusted local institution since 1896, The Seattle Times remains deeply rooted in public service and committed to serving the Northwest with principled, quality journalism. Rigorously reported, in-depth investigations have helped earn The Seattle Times 10 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization in the Northwest.
Community support for public service journalism sends the message that a free press matters. Donor contributions help sustain and ensure the future of investigative journalism that has a direct impact on our shared community. Donor lists are updated monthly and include pledges to be distributed over multi-year periods. Thank you for your support.
Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw
Jon and Bobbe Bridge
Andre and Sally Alfred
Elliott D. Barnett
Gail Mason Brilling and Steve Brilling
Richard Buck and Susan Pelton
Ian and Renee Colle
Columbia Modern Living
Imelda and John Dulcich
Erin Farquhar and Kristi Waite
Sharon and Gary Greenwood
The KLEO Foundation
Chris and BJ Ohlweiler
Danny O'Neil and Sharon Pian Chan
Neil Aaland and Jody Ferguson
In memory of: June Anderson Almquist
Elena A. Bianco
Robert and Connie Blair
Eric Richard Bronson
Bob and Carolyn Burnham
The Cooper/Kroon Family
In honor of: David Fahrenthold, Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, The Washington Post
David Fahrenthold, Seattle Times Intern Class of 1998
Carolynn E. Ferris
Stuart Grant Gerger
Anne C. Harper
Thom Harrington and Stewart Wong
Deena and Chris Heg
Daniel F. Heldring
Jo and Dwayne Hinman
In memory of: The Issaquah Press
Kathleen Barry Johnson and Mark Johnson
In honor of: Journalistic Integrity
Christa and Laurie Kriesel-Roth
Jennifer K. Larsen
In honor of: Brandon and Jo Masterson
Robert McClure and Sally Deneen
Mary H. McLaughlin
In honor of: Joe and Pat Messinger Family
In honor of: Douglas F. Moore
Ann and Marshall Nelson
David and Allison Patton
David R Randin
Susanna Ray and Patrick McNelly
Bob Raymond and Dorothy Downes
In honor of: Reporters
Greg Shaw and Anna Mastroianni
David and Glenda Tecklenburg
Margo Vansynghel and Cory Potts
The Seattle Times maintains editorial control over content produced with fund resources. Funders do not have any input into the reporting of stories or into any of the specific content that will be produced with fund resources. Funders are not aware of specific stories The Seattle Times newsroom is working on and do not review them before publication. Funders do not have special access to reporters, and readers know who our funders are.
The Seattle Times Investigative Journalism Fund is a component fund of Seattle Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) organization. Seattle Foundation has exclusive legal control over all funds received. Accordingly, contributions to the Fund are treated for tax purposes as gifts to a Section 501(c)(3) public charity and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.