State-by-state list of participants in the COVID-19 Local News Fund program

The COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by the Local Media Foundation (LMF), a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the Local Media Association. The purpose of the program is to increase coverage of COVID-19 issues in local communities.

Through the fund, independent and family-owned news organizations can accept tax-deductible community donations to support and increase their coverage of the crisis. Here are the donation pages for local news media organizations participating in the COVID-19 Local News Fund program.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington D.C. 

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Updated May 24, 2020

All of the payments are managed and distributed by LMF. Participating news outlets are required to report back on how they used the payments to report on COVID-19 issues. In addition to soliciting community funding, the program also facilitates the sharing of information related to covering the pandemic at a local level with more than 100 local news outlets including best practices, important angles to cover, tips for remote reporting and more.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Local News Fund