As a nonprofit organization, Sahan Journal relies on the support of readers, businesses, corporations, and foundations to sustain our local journalism. These partners’ support will help us provide reliable and quality news coverage for a diverse generation of readers looking for the kind of content not provided by establishment news organizations. 

We thank our financial supporters — listed below by total contributions amount since launch — who make our work possible. These partners help Sahan Journal to produce a different kind of journalism for communities who’ve often found themselves misrepresented and undercovered in the local news media.

Sahan Journal is grateful to everyone who supports our work. 


We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.

Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services, or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants, and sponsorships from individuals, organizations, and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics, and special projects. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We will make public all donors who give $5,000 or more per year. As a nonprofit, we will avoid accepting donations from anonymous sources, and we will not accept donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

DONOR LIST 2022/2023

Sahan Journal is grateful to the following foundations and businesses who have made our work possible in 2022/2023:


$250,000 – $999,999

$100,000 – $249,999

  • Google News Initiative 
  • Joyce Foundation 
  • Reva and David Logan Family Foundation 
  • Walton Family Foundation 
  • Anonymous Donor

$50,000 – $99,999

  • F.R. Bigelow Foundation 
  • Report for America
  • B.C. Gamble and P.W. Skogmo Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation
  • St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation

$10,000 – $49,999

  • Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation 
  • Google News Equity Fund 
  • Isora Foundation 
  • Still Ain’t Satisfied 
  • U.S. Bank Foundation 

  • $1,500,000
  • $1,200,000
  • $500,000
  • $430,000
  • $375,000
  • $320,000
  • $225,000
  • $150,000
  • $117,903
  • $100,000
  • $90,000
  • $56,269
  • $40,000
  • $40,000
  • $21,000
  • $20,000
  • $10,000
  • $5,000