We’re legit! The journo fund has earned independent nonprofit status.

Summer brought good news for the journo fund, when we learned on June 22 that our application for independent nonprofit status was approved by the IRS. Now NMPIJ is tax-exempt 503c3 organization on its own. We’re grateful to the New Mexico Community Foundation for serving as our fiscal sponsor during our start-up year.

We made a splash at the Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of Santa Fe block party, collecting $300 in donations for the fund with the help of celebrity dunk tank victims. And now it’s even easier to donate, thanks to to the wonders of Paypal.

Up next, we are accepting applications for our fall internship programs, open to high school and colleges students who can apply here before the end of the month.

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