The American Press Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports local and community-based media through research, programs and products that foster healthy, responsive and resilient news organizations. It is an educational affiliate of the News/Media Alliance.
Most of API’s funding comes from investments accumulated throughout the organization’s history, which dates to 1946, including assets from the former Newspaper Association of America Foundation, which merged with API in 2012.
The American Press Institute also receives funding from individuals and philanthropic foundations that support our mission.
Other funding sources for API include revenue generated by its news products, such as Metrics for News and Source Matters, and its consulting services.