The Arizona Local News Foundation exists to connect communities with more local news and information.
Backed by the Arizona Media Association and overseen by an independent board of local journalism supporters, we fund programs that ensure local news is accessible in every Arizona community.
We envision a future with more hyperlocal news that builds communities and deepens trust in local media.
Over just the last decade, Arizona has lost hundreds of local journalists and dozens of local media sources because of fast-changing technology and weakened business models. That trend is accelerating, and many Arizona small towns are now designated as news deserts, meaning they no longer have any local news source. This is a threat to democracy just as much as a threat to information.
We are a coalition supported by nearly every local media brand operating in the state. We’re here to fix the problem and we need more philanthropic support to join us.