Empower the press.

Live in the kind of world only journalism can provide.

With thousands of members around the world, we help fuel local, national and international newsrooms to do reporting that holds the powerful accountable and gives a voice to the voiceless. Your donations support the training of investigative journalists in your community and around the world.


How to Donate

Online: Click here for IRE’s secure online donation form.

Text: Text “4IRE” to 41444

IRE’s Facebook Page: Visit IRE’s Facebook page and make your contribution through Facebook. 100% of each gift goes to IRE; however, IRE does not receive any contact information about the donor.

PayPal: IRE is registered with PayPal’s Giving Fund. 100% of each gift goes to IRE; however, IRE does not receive any contact information about the donor.

Checks: Mail your donation to: IRE, Attn: Heather Feldmann Henry, 141 Neff Annex, UMC, Columbia, MO 65211

Specialty Fund: Direct your donation to a certain fund online or via check. 

Memorials and Tributes: Make a gift in memory or in honor of someone special by completing the secure online donation form or by mailing a check. Donating a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of IRE.

Legacy Society: Designate IRE as a beneficiary in your will, trust, life insurance, retirement plans, donor advised fund, foundation or other estate plans.

AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support IRE every time you shop, at no cost to you. Select Investigative Reporters & Editors as your charity of choice, and whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to IRE. Learn more.

Matching gifts: Find out if you can double the impact of your donation. Many employers will match employees’ contributions. Ask your employer about matching gifts.

Questions: Contact Chris Vachon, IRE’s director of partnerships, at chris@ire.org or 317-371-6780.

Member Spotlight

IRE empowers me by providing the most invaluable investigative training and mentorship in the world. Journalists who dream of big ambitious public service turn to IRE, and the organization repays that trust year after year without fail. How do I know? Because I’m in that number. And so are many of my friends.

Corey Johnson, Tampa Bay Times

Donating to IRE: An investment with impact

An investment in IRE provides essential training and support to thousands of journalists in newsrooms large and small. Your donation is tax deductible; IRE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Your investment…

  • Provides training to thousands of journalists around the world every year. IRE’s experienced trainers travel to small towns and major cities to reach communities in need.
  • Creates a vibrant community for IRE’s thousands of members.
  • Supports IRE’s efforts to be intentional with its diversity initiatives.
  • Awards fellowships and scholarships to journalists of color and other underrepresented groups to attend investigative and data training events.
  • Assembles the world’s best investigative and data journalists as speakers for conferences and workshops that offer hands-on learning and practical skills.
  • Offers free or low-cost research and data services to newsrooms and freelance journalists.
  • Compiles thousands of investigative stories, resources and other training materials created by journalists, for journalists — all free to members.
  • Coordinates mentorship for hundreds of journalists of all skills levels, breaking down competitive barriers and fostering collaboration.
  • Curates the best of old-school and new-school reporting techniques to help our members hold the powerful accountable.




Donor Spotlight

You have done so much to help me with my career — asking me to teach at IRE and NICAR, helping me to get to them, providing resources — so please consider this my way of saying thank you.

– Disha Raychaudhuri, NJ Advance Media