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The Utah Journalism Foundation identifies and provides grants to nonprofit organizations and projects which strengthen the capacity of independent local news organizations to reach broad, diverse audiences. Led by the nation’s first nonprofit metropolitan daily, The Salt Lake Tribune, we also seek paths to business models which can provide sustainable revenue for independent news organizations.

Our grantmaking will begin when the endowment reaches $20 million, anticipated by the end of 2020. Through grants, the Foundation will identify and support:

  • editorial projects which inform the residents of Utah of critical issues they would not otherwise be aware of;
  • the production of content that would not otherwise generate sufficient revenues from traditional sources such as advertising and subscriptions to justify its production, yet provides great benefit to society;
  • the long-term sustainability of the state’s flagship daily, The Salt Lake Tribune;
  • efforts to identify and support the next generation of journalists, especially those from diverse and underrepresented communities, through scholarships; and
  • community engagement and education efforts of local news organizations, especially those targeting the diverse residents and regions of Utah.

In all that we do, the Utah Journalism Foundation endeavors to ensure that independent and local journalism survives and thrives at a time when our society and democracy need it most.

We will update this page with the specific process by which organizations will apply. Please join our email list (in the footer of the website) to receive the latest from the Utah Journalism Foundation.