VNN Fundraising Campaigns

Funding local news nationwide


The VNN app is a first-of-its-kind social news media platform moderated by AI technology and a community flagging system.

Journalists and affiliates get 50 percent of the display ad revenue generated on the stories they contribute to the VNN app. Once the first phase of the platform is paid off, that revenue share increases to 90 percent.

Read more about the VNN app here. 

You can help lift up indigenous voices by donating to VNN’s “Community Voices: Indigenous Perspective Series” today. Every dollar goes to producing stories in Native American communities. Thanks to a partnership with Local Media Foundation, your donations are now tax-deductible.The Local Media Foundation/Verified News Network “Community Voices: The Indigenous Perspective” Project provides support for sharing the personal triumphs, professional journeys, and points of view of local Oklahoma tribal members following the McGirt Supreme Court decision. Donations to Local Media Foundation for this project are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions. Please consult a tax advisor for details. The program is administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association.

VNN is expanding our partner journalist count across the U.S. Please share in our celebration by helping us supply them with much needed resources such as email accounts and business cards, and equipment such as tripods and microphones to help them serve their communities. Our network depends on community support to keep going. In return, we share stories in our communities you won’t hear anywhere else.

Will you pledge 100 pennies per month to sponsor local news?

According to the latest data, there are a little over 209 million people aged 18 or older living in the United States. If all of them signed up to donate one penny a month to VNN, we would be able to afford more than $25 million dollars of annual local news coverage.

Unfortunately, the smallest payment amount we are able to accept on any platform is $1.00, or 100 pennies. We know that 100 of your hard-earned pennies is a lot to ask for. But every penny we receive goes to funding local news in our communities.