Local investigative journalism exposes injustice, fights corruption and rights wrongs.

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.

“It's about holding powerful people accountable and it's about saving lives.”

MICHELE MATASSA FLORES
Executive editor, The Seattle Times

Help ensure the future of investigative journalism in your local community.

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.

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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.

Changing lives and public policy

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 difference

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.

Thank you to our donors

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.

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In honor of: David Fahrenthold, Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, The Washington Post

David Fahrenthold, Seattle Times Intern Class of 1998

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Pete Higgins

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Jo and Dwayne Hinman

Mardie Holden

Mary Hollen

Connie Holloway

Nancy and Hoover Hopkins

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Joan Hudson

Richard Huffman

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Omar Humphrey III

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Dean M. Ishiiki

In memory of: The Issaquah Press

Nancy H. Jacques

Marvin Jahnke

John and Katherine James Schuitemaker

Kevin and Judith Jewell

Kathleen Barry Johnson and Mark Johnson

Sandra L. Johnson

Calvin Jones

In honor of: Journalistic Integrity

In honor of: Journalists

In honor of: Journalists everywhere searching out the truth

Rishi Jaggernauth

H. David Kaplan

Nicholas Kelsey

Doug Kimball

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Peter Knowles

Brenda Knudson

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Beth Kopyar

Matt Kreamer

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Kromholtz Family

Diana L. Kruis

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Jennifer K. Larsen

Chris Lawson

Mardi Leslie

Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck

Christine Lewis

Richard Leyman

Mike Lindblom

John Lindley

Ann Linnea and Christina Baldwin

Laura Lipton

Suzuko Llewellyn

In honor of: Local journalism

David Loring

John M. Lowe

Roger Lowell

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Larry Macmillan

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Scott Miles

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Margaret Moore

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Thomas Payne, MD

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Carol Pucci

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Karen Rautenberg

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Bob Raymond and Dorothy Downes

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In honor of: Reporters

Rochelle Robison

Avritt Rohwer

S.X. Rosenstock

Tim Ryan

Connie Saari

Andres Salomon

The Sanger Family

Lisa Sawyer

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The Schnautz Family

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Rosalind Schoof

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Taylor Seidel

Steve Selter

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Kimberly Shaw

Patricia Sheffels

Christina Shih

Dianne Shiner

Pat Siggs

Barney Singer

Tyler Sipe

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Randy Smith and Sharon Metcalf

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Ryan and Carol Spicer

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Betsey Stahler

Susan Stearns

Eric Strandberg

Nancy Stratton

Pam Stucky

Lesley Sullivan

Susa Family

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Anna Swenson

In honor of: Tahlequah

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Ryan Tansey

In memory of: Joyce Tartar

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In honor of: The Seattle Times COVID 19 Journalism Team

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Di Townsan

Karen Tripson

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Fred Wilson

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The Yeagers

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Zhangjianzhong (张建中)

Robi Zocher

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