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Our work isn’t done: Here’s how you can help

Cross-border investigations like the Paradise Papers can’t happen without your support.

ICIJ’s latest investigation – the Paradise Papers – reveals the offshore secrets of the world’s elite. Our global team of journalists spent months digging into a trove of 13.4 million records. We collaborated across newsrooms and borders, relying on innovative technology and tools to fuel our reporting. Our sort of journalism is critical because it generates immediate, long-lasting, and global impact.

And it can’t happen without your support.

As a nonprofit organization, ICIJ relies on contributions from foundations and individuals to do our work. We receive grants from several institutional funders, as well as small one-time gifts from people around the world who care about supporting strong and relentless investigative journalism.

Your support helps pay for ICIJ’s core staff, a lean and ambitious group of reporters, editors, researchers and developers who bring you investigations like the Paradise Papers.

It helps us keep our technology secure and up-to-date, and allows us to make necessary upgrades and improvements after each project.

It allows us to travel to newsrooms around the world so we can train reporters on how to use our data, tools and technology, and how to communicate and collaborate securely.

It also helps us stay independent, so we can prioritize stories that have not yet been told and need to be brought to light.

If you read and follow our work, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to keep us reporting in the years to come. We know there’s so much work left to do and so much more our reporting could uncover. Help us get there.

Questions about donating?

Q: Is ICIJ a nonprofit organization?
A: Yes. ICIJ received its status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the IRS in July 2017. Our EIN is 81-4739107.

Q: What is the Worldwide Investigative Reporting Enterprise (WIRE)? I made a donation to ICIJ under that name earlier this year.
A: After ICIJ spun off from the Center for Public Integrity, we existed as a project of the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) called the Worldwide Investigative Reporting Enterprise (WIRE). INN provided fiscal sponsorship while we waited to receive our 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.

Q: Can I donate online?
A: Yes! You can donate here. We also accept donations via PayPal.

Q: I don’t want to give you my credit card information. How else can I donate?
A: If you’d like to write us a check, you can send it to:
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
910 17th St. NW Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006

Q: What is the News Match campaign, and how is it matching contributions to ICIJ?
A: The News Match campaign is an effort to grow support for nonprofit newsrooms in the US. Three foundations – the Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund and MacArthur Foundation – have pledged $3 million to the campaign and will match donations that nonprofits receive (up to a $1000 threshold) between October 1 and December 31. Each organization, including ICIJ, is eligible to receive up to $28,000 in matching funds through the campaign.

Q: I’ve already donated to ICIJ. How else can I help?
A: Spread the word! You can encourage your family, friends and colleagues to join you in supporting ICIJ (and remind them that their donation will be matched if they give before the end of the year). You can also share our work, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And you can share this post on Facebook!

Q: You didn’t answer my question. How can I get in contact with you?
A: Feel free to email us any time at donate@icij.org.