ICIJ’s mission is to show people how the world really works through stories that rock the world, forcing positive change. Our vision: we expose wrongdoing so the world can make it right.

To achieve our mission and vision, ICIJ is donor-supported — our ability to create stories with a global impact relies on the generous support from our funders and donors.  Without your philanthropic support, we cannot exist.

The following list (current as of October 2023) includes funders and donors who provided philanthropic support to ICIJ over the past year:

Marketing agency THINKHOUSE generously provided an enormous amount of pro bono work for ICIJ’s July 2022 rebranding. THINKHOUSE led a 12-month project that helped refine ICIJ’s mission, vision and visual styling with a bold new aesthetic and branding strategy.

We are also grateful to have received in-kind support from Australian philanthropist and businessman Graeme Wood.

ICIJ is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Collaborative Journalism Europe in a Global Context

The Collaborative Journalism Europe in a Global Context project is based on the proposition that investigative reporting through collaboration can take better advantage of technology. CJEGC promotes cutting-edge digital tools for data use and professional collaboration.

Led by the ICIJ with partners from the Baltic region, South-East Europe and Western Balkans, CJEGC is covering different perspectives and regions in Europe that do not cooperate regularly. In this collaboration, ICIJ and its partners will foster a peer-to-peer network of trust. CJEGC is co-funded by the European Union.

Read more about CJEGC.

Donation Policy

Funding goes to support ICIJ’s general operations, technology and tools and investigative projects. ICIJ maintains a strict firewall between our editorial judgement and fundraising. All editorial decisions are made independently, and no donor or institution influences ICIJ’s coverage.

ICIJ embraces the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Giving Institute.