River City Journalism Fund's Mission
The River City Journalism Fund (RCJF) addresses the need for accurate, in-depth journalism in greater St. Louis.
Building on the work of the Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson initiative founded by former Post-Dispatch journalist Richard Weiss, this 501c3 nonprofit advances local journalism in St. Louis and enables better representation of historically marginalized people in the media.
We do that in three ways:
- Paying grants and stipends to writers in the St. Louis area to increase public-interest coverage made freely available through local news organizations.
- Making grants to support editorial head count through paid fellowships and internships at journalistic outlets that serve St. Louis, with a focus on journalists from historically marginalized communities.
- Conducting listening activities to gain a better understanding of the information needs of St. Louis, particularly traditionally underserved communities.
Based on successful nonprofit organizations in other cities, RCJF aims to galvanize local donors to ensure that the people of St. Louis stay informed. Through tax-deductible gifts, supporters can boost reporting on local government, the environment, criminal justice, the arts, the business community, and more.
The River City Journalism Fund helps St. Louisans make positive changes in their communities by supporting accurate, in-depth information.
If you'd prefer to contribute to RCJF by check, our address is River City Journalism Fund, 5257 Shaw Ave., Suite 204, St. Louis, MO 63110.