About US

Established more than 40 years ago, the National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund is a 501 C(3) organization that promotes scholastic and professional initiatives designed to honor the historic mission of the Black Press: to explore and celebrate black culture, fill the void in news coverage of the black experience, and provide compelling content that educates, engages, inspires and empowers consumers.

It provides professional, academic and pre-professional training for minorities in media, promotes charitable, educational and literary activities that advance high standards in ethnic media, and manages a scholarship program, an internship program, an awards recognition event and other projects and initiatives.

The fund is the non-profit division of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, an 80-year-old trade association that represents more than 200 African American-owned community newspapers across the U.S. The foundation delivers value to NNPA members through professional development, strategic partnerships and heightened access to resources.

Congratulations to the

2023 NNPA Fund “Publisher of the Year” and
John Russwurm Pinnacle Award winner

Larry Lee
The Observer Newspapers