We know you value local news as much as we do. There is no better way to recognize how far we’ve come as an industry while paving a path to a brilliant tomorrow than through your generous support of the PNA Foundation Fellows Fund for the Future. The Fund for the Future designates monies to be used to advance the *mission of the PNA Foundation.

Each year, the PNA Foundation provides industry professionals, students and citizens innovative training that educates, engages and encourages nearly 900 people through complimentary webinars; regional On the Road workshops; specialized training for media lawyers; roundtables for women in leadership, publishers and weekly leaders; as well as customized visits to news companies.

The foundation manages more than 3,900 entries in various contests and honors hundreds of student and professional journalists, carriers and advertising departments through luncheon celebrations.

Since 2019, the Fellows journalism grants program, has donated more than $46,000 to be used by news companies to start new initiatives or enhance current projects. These monies have funded:

  • Podcasts
  • Internships and student fellowships
  • Special freelance coverage
  • Database training
  • Diversity efforts
  • Climate change reporting
  • Technology enhancements
  • And new audience-growth products

From the northwest to the southeast corners of Pennsylvania, we’ve supported weekly and small daily publications, online-only start-ups, nonprofit newsrooms, statewide programs and even a cyber high school’s journalistic endeavors.

The PNA Foundation and the Fellows Fund have impacted news industry individuals for decades.

As we pivot with the changing media landscape and look at the next 100 years, your financial contributions are needed more than ever. A variety of levels of support are available.

From $10,000 to $500, from Distinguished to Fellow, and from one-time to sustaining opportunities, we encourage you to review what level of support works best for you.

Wish to discuss it further? Please contact Tanya Henderson at (717) 703-3002. Ready to become a Fellow? Please send a check to PNA Foundation, Attn: Foundation Fellows, 4000 Crums Mill Rd., Ste. 101, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Or simply use your credit card through our online Donate Now option. 

*Our mission is to provide training and resources to PNA members, to develop the next generation of readers and journalists, and to educate the public on the importance of the First Amendment and the role of a free press.

The official registration and financial information of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; a portion of your donation may be tax deductible. Contributions made to the Foundation are deductible for income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor for additional information.