Individual Giving

In 2015 the Iowa Newspaper Foundation unveiled a new individual giving program structure that better reflects our members’ expectations and needs, and places more emphasis on recognition and results.

The INF could not provide the programs, professional resources, and special events to its members without the financial support of generous, passionate individuals. We are dedicated to serving this evolving industry—whether it is helping prepare current journalists for the challenges ahead, or providing the next generation of newspaper professionals with opportunities to enter the field—and your investment in our work is absolutely crucial.

Not only are we striving to put forth the best programming possible, we are also building our efforts to ensure the future of our industry by offering programs that are multifaceted and guided by industry leaders.

If you have any questions about our Individual Giving program, or would like to speak with us regarding your estate plan or a legacy gift, please contact Foundation Director, Jana Shepherd, at or (515) 422-9051.


$5,000 +

In addition to the Friends of Free Press recognition, Heritage Club members will receive a plaque to proudly display at their home or office.

$10,000 +

In addition to the First Amendment Council recognition, Diamond Club members receive a commemorative gold Iowa-shaped lapel pin with diamond indicating the geographic location of your newspaper.