A project of Democracy Fund

New Jersey Local News Lab Fund


The New Jersey Local News Lab Fund is a collaborative fund that supports people and organizations working towards building a more connected, collaborative and sustainable  local news and information ecosystem in New Jersey.

The Fund will invest in people and organizations who are working on the front lines of local communities to ensure that New Jersey residents have access to the news and information they need to participate fully in their democracy and help their communities thrive.

The New Jersey Local News Lab Fund builds on five years of work to support independent journalism, reporting collaborations, new business models for news and experiments in community and civic engagement. With the establishment of this fund, we invite other funders and donors to join the effort to support quality, trusted journalism and community information needs.   

The Fund is locally-led and managed by an advisory group made up of local stakeholders, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Democracy Fund.

More information about the Fund’s activities, its local partners and advisory board will be shared soon.


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