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Supporting The Associated Press

Help us expand the reach of factual reporting.

AP and philanthropy share an interest in ensuring the public has access to accurate news about issues that threaten our society, whether a pandemic, economic turmoil, climate change or inequality. This mission has never felt more urgent.

No organization does more to advance the power of facts. Working with foundations, we believe we can do so much more.

Audience reach

More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day.

Award-winning content

We’ve won 56 Pulitzer Prizes since the award was established. 

Innovative

We innovate with tools and technology to modernize the news industry.

Help us inform the public about the issues that matter

Working with organizations that share our commitment to the importance of an informed society helps AP’s newsroom fulfill its journalism mission. Support from foundations helps AP expand coverage and provide services that strengthen the entire news industry.

Expand capacities

Help us develop additional capacity or expertise to better carry out impactful reporting.

Advance new skills

Assist AP journalists in developing new skills and storytelling techniques suited to new ways of gathering, showing and sharing the news.

Incubate innovations

Support software, design or engineering innovation to deliver news faster or more efficiently.

Develop new tools

Help AP and the news industry better adapt to the rapidly changing digital world.

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Browse a selection of our work supported by foundations



Greater health and science coverage

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education enabled AP to expand its health and science reporting team, increasing the number of stories about science – including medicine, space and the environment -- published by thousands of news organizations.

Covering climate change

AP has launched a global climate and environment desk to significantly expand our coverage, adding journalists in the U.S., India, Africa and Brazil, and collaborating with other news outlets to enhance local information for communities everywhere. Multiple foundations are contributing to these efforts.

Religion around the world

For the Global Religion Journalism Initiative, AP created a team of journalists working to improve understanding of the religious practices and principles behind current events and cultural movements. The Initiative, led by The Conversation-US, is funded by the Lilly Endowment.

Expanding local coverage

In collaboration with Report for America, AP added 17 reporters to its state government team, providing local newsrooms with essential accountability journalism and legislative coverage. Their work helps the public understand the impact of state policy on communities.

The future of education

AP’s new Education Reporting Network will work with journalists across the U.S. news industry to assess the pandemic’s impact on our schools, thanks to launch support from the Carnegie Corp. of New York.

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About us

We are The Associated Press. We have a long-standing role setting the industry standard for ethics in journalism. It is our job — more than ever before — to report the news accurately and honestly.

Our people

In 250 locations worldwide, our teams strive for excellence, inside and outside the newsroom. Our journalists go to great lengths, often overcoming tremendous obstacles, to report the news quickly, accurately and honestly, with the utmost attention paid to AP's news values and principles.

What we do

We work with companies across all industries to provide engaging stories that resonate with their target audiences and customers.

More than 15,000 news outlets and a range of businesses worldwide connect with their audiences using our multiformat content. 

Our awards and recognition

The outstanding work of our journalists has been recognized with numerous awards. We’ve won 56 Pulitzer Prizes, including 34 for photography, since the award was established in 1917. 

That is more than any other news organization in the categories for which we can compete.

Here are some of the organizations who have helped us expand our resources and capabilities:

Google News Initiative Lilly Endowment John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Walton Family Foundation Report for America Institute for Nonprofit News International Women's Media Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Science Education Chronicle of Philanthropy The Conversation Google News Initiative Lilly Endowment John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Walton Family Foundation Report for America Institute for Nonprofit News International Women's Media Foundation Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Science Education Chronicle of Philanthropy The Conversation

AP's philanthropic supporters and news collaborators include:

Current philanthropic supporters

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Charles Schwab Foundation
European Journalism Centre
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Department of Science Education
Ida B. Wells Society
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Lilly Endowment
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Quadrivium
Report for America
The Rockefeller Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
William + Flora Hewlett Foundation

Current newsroom collaborators

Center for Public Integrity
Chalkbeat
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Frontline
The Conversation
The Markup
Religion News Service

Past philanthropic supporters

Google News Initiative
International Women's Media Foundation
Lenfest Institute for Journalism
McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Solutions Journalism Network

Past newsroom collaborators

Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Indian Country Today
Institute for Nonprofit News
Kaiser Health News
Missouri School of Journalism
Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting
The Fuller Project
The Marshall Project

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