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Every day, journalists are being maligned, insulted and diminished, all while aggressively working to uncover hard truths, keeping the powerful honest and ensuring we are all informed. We live in a complex, busy world and we need the work of professional journalists now more than ever. That’s why the Society of Professional Journalists is on the frontlines of passionate advocacy for ethical journalism, but we can’t do it without your help.

When you make a gift to SPJ and the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, you support those leading the fight for the First Amendment. Since 1909, SPJ has served as a strong voice for ethical journalism, providing vital training for thousands of journalists and protecting our right to be informed.

Your gift is an investment in your right to know!

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Be a part of the Sigma Delta Chi Society!

When you make annual gifts to SPJ and SPJ Foundation programs totaling $100 or more, you will be included as a member of the Sigma Delta Chi Society, which reflects our original name when we were founded in 1909 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. This is our way of honoring our most generous supporters.

Funds to Support

SPJ Mission Fund

When you donate to the SPJ Mission Fund, you are providing the resources to cover SPJ’s most pressing needs and ensuring that membership fees remain affordable. In an ever more challenging environment, your support is needed now more than ever.

Note: Donations to this fund are not tax-deductible.

Legal Defense Fund

The Society of Professional Journalists collects and distributes contributions for aiding journalists in defending the freedom of speech and press guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Learn more

Note: Donations to this fund are not tax-deductible.

First Amendment Forever Fund

It isn’t getting any easier to fight for press freedom. It’s getting worse. The Forever Fund is a sustained war chest to guarantee someone is always fighting for press freedom. If we don’t do it, who will? Learn more

Note: Donations to this fund are not tax-deductible.

Society of Professional Journalists Foundation

Donations to the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation (formerly Sigma Delta Chi Foundation) support training and education for journalists and awards grants to the journalism community. The Foundation is a 501(C)3 charity and gifts are tax deductible. Learn more

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Ukraine Journalists Fund

Journalists are the specific targets of the Russian forces invading Ukraine. Twenty-two journalists have been kidnapped; most are still being held. This is not limited to Ukrainians alone. U.S. journalists covering the war are the targets of Russian hackers, including those based in the United States.

That is why the SPJ Foundation is creating the Ukraine Journalists Fund, a tax-exempt fund with 100% of the money going to helping local Ukrainian journalists continue to do their jobs. Learn more

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Freelance Fund

Donations to the SPJ Foundation Freelance Fund support programs that help independent journalists participate in training, education, awards and other opportunities they could not otherwise pursue. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity, and gifts designated for the Freelance Fund are tax deductible.

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