Support local news.

Newspapers matter.
Now more than ever.

Founded in 1986 by board members of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, the Ontario Community Newspapers Foundation was launched to help support local journalism, journalism education, and the "betterment of community newspapers". Traditionally, OCNF funds have been distributed in small amounts based on individual requests, including those for historical projects and journalism internships.

Why Donate to Ontario Community Newspapers

Ontario's community newspapers are an essential service. For communities across the province, local journalism plays a critical role in providing local information and insights, government oversight, news, event and resource listings, community activities and local advertising. Research proves that readers trust and value their local newspaper, and depend on it for local news and information. Studies indicate that local government spending is more efficient in communities with an active local newspaper.