What is the CSJ Foundation?

The Community Service Journalism Foundation is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that seeks grants and accepts donations to support local journalism, encourage civil dialogue and discussion, and promote civics education and the role independent journalism plays in fostering a healthy democracy and strong communities.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Bret McKeand
Bret McKeand, 60, began his career with Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA in 1983 and over the years has served in numerous roles before … Read More
Ilana Lowery
Ilana Lowery is the Arizona Director for Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that studies how media and technology … Read More
Dan Kammrath
Dan Kammrath has over 40 years of experience in the financial/banking/wealth management and philanthropic industries. He currently is … Read More
Kristy Carver Roschke
Kristy Carver Roschke is the Managing Director of the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism … Read More
Rex Albright
Rex Albright is the current CEO of the Arizona Burn Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on burn prevention advocacy and … Read More
Apply for Funding

How do I apply for funding?

We request that an initial letter of inquiry be sent to the foundation. This letter should briefly explain the project to be funded and background on the mission and history of the organization requesting the funding.

We review letters of inquiry frequently, and review them to see how well the projects and organization match up with the foundation’s mission and focus. Our primary focus is to support local journalism as well as projects that promote civic engagement, civil discussion and journalism education.

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Policies
Policies

Code of Ethics

The Community Service Journalism Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism and seeks to engage citizens in the civil debate of issues pertaining to their communities.

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Policies

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Community Service Journalism has adopted the following Conflict of Interest Policy in conformance with, and as recommended by, the Internal Revenue Service Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Form 1023):

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Operating Agreement and By-Laws

Community Service Journalism Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation and shall be operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.

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