About the Journalism Foundation
From its beginning in 1968, the APA Journalism Foundation has supported journalism education in Alabama.
APA leaders started the Foundation with a 10-year drive to raise $100,000. Subsequent pledge drives and fundraisers such as silent auctions, raffles and the recent Alabama Products Showcase, have raised money for the Foundation throughout the years.
Funds from the Foundation are used to support journalism education through grants, summer internships for member newspapers and scholarships for students.
The Foundation board of directors maintains a relationship with journalism schools across the state, meeting on a campus each spring. During these meetings, members attend a journalism class, visit the student newspaper and connect with faculty and students.
Today, the Foundation also owns the building that houses APA, ANAS and a first-floor tenant. All three pay rent to the Foundation. The rental income has helped the Foundation board offer some innovative new grants for colleges and high schools, and it has supported new internships.