The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. Donations to the Reporters Committee help to protect the right to gather and distribute news; to keep government accountable by ensuring access to public records, meetings, and courtrooms; and to preserve free speech and a free press, as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If you have questions about supporting our work, please contact Director of Development Michael Zwirn at email@example.com.
Make a contribution
Use our secure link, make a contribution to support our mission. Your dollars directly translate to legal services for journalists across the country. You can also make your contribution in honor of or in memory of someone.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists.Donations to the Reporters Committee help to protect the right to gather and distribute news; to keep government accountable by ensuring access to public records, meetings, and courtrooms; and to preserve free speech and a free press, as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
Become a monthly sustaining donor to the Reporters Committee, and help fund our work in the courts year-round. Bonus: Monthly donors receive a fun, comfortable pair of Reporters Committee customized socks. Sign up here.
Give via Donor Advised Fund
Giving via your Donor Advised Fund is fast, secure, and efficient. Use this link to provide details about your intended grant to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press from your donor-advised fund. This information makes it easier to locate your gift when it arrives, thank you for your support, and ensure your gift goes to the right place.
Donate gifts of stock
The Reporters Committee also accepts gifts of stock. When you gift stocks and other securities directly to a charity, you make an outsized impact without taking money directly out of your bank account. Plus, neither you nor the charity will be taxed on the gains for appreciated assets you donate.
Make a Qualified Charitable Donation
Thanks to our partnership with FreeWill, you can make your QCD gift quickly and hassle-free by beginning your forms online. You can also choose to print out blank forms to complete by hand, or transact the gift over the phone with your financial custodian. Whatever you choose, we’ll provide helpful directions along the way.
Legacy Giving: Ensuring the fight for a free press lives on
You’ve spent a lifetime fighting for and living the ideals of an open government and the freedoms of the First Amendment. Although the media in which future generations will report can scarcely be imagined now, these same ideals must remain constant: A free press, unfettered by government is the most important resource a participatory electorate has to know what its government is doing and to question that government if it doesn’t like what it sees.
You can help ensure that future First Amendment fighters have the materials and support they need by remembering the Reporters Committee in your will. More than two-thirds of our revenue is spent directly on program services, and your legacy support can be a significant part.
There are several ways in which you can remember the Reporters Committee in your will. You may designate the Reporters Committee to receive:
• an outright bequest for a fixed amount
• the residue of your estate
• a percentage of the residue of your estate
• a percentage of your entire estate
• a bequest contingent upon the failure of other bequests.
Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail addressed to 1156 15th St. NW, Suite 1020, Washington D.C. 20005. We are here to help answer any questions you may have.
Make a gift with cryptocurrency
We now accept donations of cryptocurrency. Your name, address, and phone number are optional, but it helps us tremendously to understand who our donors are. Your personal information is never shared, sold, or traded. Your donation does not trigger capital-gains tax and may be tax-deductible.
If you are an attorney with practical experience in our issue areas, and you are looking for pro bono opportunities, please send an email to ProJourn Director Flavie Fuentes, ffuentes -at- rcfp.org. Please include your area of legal expertise, where you are admitted to practice, and whether you are with a firm, a solo practitioner or retired.