Why the Pulitzer Center

COVID-19 Update: The connection between local and global issues–the Pulitzer Center's long standing mantra–has, sadly, never been more evident. We are uniquely positioned to serve the journalists, news media organizations, schools and universities we partner with by continuing to advance our core mission: enabling great journalism and education about underreported and systemic issues that resonate now–and continue to have relevance in times ahead. We believe that this is a moment for decisive action. Learn more about the steps we are taking.

The Pulitzer Center's mission has always been to help inform and engage American audiences on the most critical issues of our time, advancing scientific, cultural, religious, environmental, political and social understanding—across borders, and within local communities.

We must promote understanding of the vital role of journalism in sustaining our democracy—and we need to deepen our techniques for increasing the credibility of journalism with the public. And for the freelance journalists who carry an increasing burden of global reporting, we work to create sustainable and safe careers.

By providing support to cover the hard costs of reporting, we build bridges between journalists and multiple news outlets, and promote collaborative projects from documentary productions and e-books to interactive presentations and live performances.

Your support helps us achieve these vital outcomes:

  • A public with a deeper understanding of critical global issues, and an increased appetite for quality international reporting;
  • Resources for journalists to effectively cover global issues;
  • Top-tier news outlets more likely to partner to bring global stories to their audiences;
  • Teachers more likely to teach global issues in their classrooms;
  • Students with an increased knowledge of global issues, an appetite for more, and a deeper appreciation of what "quality" news is.

By supporting our work you become a Pulitzer Center Champion with exclusive benefits:

  • Donor recognition in newsletter
  • Exclusive quarterly newsletters, including behind-the-scenes reports and impact reports
  • Exclusive quarterly virtual events or “Virtual Coffees” with Pulitzer Center grantees
  • Exclusive location-specific events (virtual or in person) with grantees and local/regional news outlets, including “invite a friend” extra ticket and reserved seating (when possible)
  • Once a year Zoom session with a Pulitzer Center executive for a sneak peak at the annual report and preview of year ahead
  • Invitation to exclusive VIP reception during our annual conference

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For more information, please contact us at development@pulitzercenter.org or 202-332-0982.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, employer ID 27-0458242, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.