Why Support the CSJ Foundation

The CSJ Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)3 Public Charity and is exempt from federal income tax. Donors may deduct contributions they make to the CSJ Foundation under IRC Section 170.

The CSJ Foundation is also able to accept tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522. (CSJ Foundation EIN: 85-1460778)

The CSJ Foundation abides by and adheres to all requirements established by the IRS for such nonprofit charitable organizations.

The Foundation is funded entirely by donations, sponsorships, grants, bequests and other charitable contributions.

Our contributors support our efforts to invest in local community journalism and understand the importance of a free and independent press. Our funders and sponsors have no editorial role in our operations or input into the news organizations or civic/educational projects in which we invest.

The news organizations who receive support from the CSJ Foundation maintain complete control over content, which is critical to maintaining a free and independent press.

We pledge complete transparency in our actions, decisions and activities. We will make public all donors who give a total of $500 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only.

Accepting a contribution does not mean the CSJ Foundation is endorsing a donor or their product, service or opinion.

There are many ways to support the work of the Community Service Journalism Foundation. 

Please contact Bret McKeand, President, at bmckeand@newszap.com or call (602) 478-2835.

If you prefer to donate by check, please send to:


CSJ Foundation
P.O. Box 5991
Peoria, AZ 85385

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The CSJ Foundation welcomes contributions and donations to help us provide funds to support our mission.

Contributions can be sent directly to the CSJ Foundation, P.O. Box 5991, Peoria, Arizona 85385.

The CSJ Foundation was created in 2020 and currently operates under a fiscal sponsorship from the Arizona Community Foundation. All contributions are tax-deductible.

The organization incorporated in Arizona as a nonprofit organization and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees. There are no employees and the only expenses are those incurred in soliciting and administering funding.

The foundation has applied for 501(3)(c) exemption under the laws of the IRS.

The CSJ Foundation doesn't sell, trade or rent email addresses or physical addresses.