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We’re a nonprofit journalism project in Atlanta, created out of an ambitious desire to restructure local news in our city, equipping Atlantans whom journalism has overlooked and misrepresented to tell stories together.

Want high-quality, community-powered journalism in your neighborhood? Help us keep our core programming free with a donation today.


Funds one listening conversation with a community member, helping us choose stories that reflect the neighborhood’s interest


Gets a print version of our stories to 25 residents, some of whom might have limited internet access


Pays for one story in our upcoming newsletter covering the metro Atlanta area, allowing us to cover multiple communities at once


One week of training for a Canopy fellow, who learns reporting skills that can stay in their community after the issue

Canopy Atlanta has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status with the IRS and is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

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 at least 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.