Your contribution will provide reporting grants and professional training for Latin American journalists who are covering Covid-19 and the climate change and environmental issues that are devastating their region.
You are also supporting investigative journalists as they probe sensitive issues that affect the stability of their countries.

Here are examples of how your contribution will make an impact:


Provides books and materials fora journalist during our training program


Pays for a journalist to attend a networking session with journalists from other countries


Sends a journalist on a field visit


Provides travel funds for expert journalism instructors to conduct interactive training sessions


Pays for a journalist’s international travel to our week-long training program


Provides a journalist with a reporting grant for an investigative project


Gives a team of reporters financial support for an in-depth health or environmental project


Pays the tuition of a Latin American journalist to attend a 5-day training program in the U.S.

We thank those who have supported us over the years:

Joaquin Alvarado
Stephen Anderson
Kris Banvard
Walter Baranger
Dana Boyd Barr
Tony Cavin
Alfredo Corchado
Jennifer Jackson Cox
Sue Cross
Anne Da Vigo
Phyllis Weeks-Daniel and Bob Daniel
Jeffrey Davidow

Brenda Dianne
Carlos Diaz de Leon
Sandra Dibble
James Dickmeyer
Elizabeth Douglass
Mickie Enkoji
Steve Fainaru
Susan J. Ferriss
Jeff Franks
Lynne Friedmann
Harold Fuson
Jamie Gold

Kathleen Guerra
C. Ray Hall
Ken King
Angela Kocherga
Don Kohlbauer
Barry Locher
Elizabeth Lubrano
John Mann and Carol Landale
Steve Martarano
Jan McGirk
Jere McInerney

Mary-Rose Mueller and Bill Mueller
Patricia Muñoz
Genevieve Nauman
Edmund Ong
Sean Pyle
Sam Quinones
Rosalind Reid
Michael Salour
Ric Sandoval
Adam Schweigert
Carol Shealy

Patricia Smith
Alan Spector and Nancy Spector
Ginger Thompson
Eileen Truax
Jeanne Turner
Angela Vorhies
Glenda Winders
Susan White
Diying Wu
Nancy Wyld
Sandra Young

We are grateful to our founding donor, Cheryl Clark, a journalist and long-time San Diego resident, for the generous gift that allowed InquireFirst to put into place the infrastructure necessary to get our nonprofit started.

We are also appreciative of San Diego attorney Marie M. Stockton for her advice and counsel in establishing InquireFirst as a non-profit organization in California.

We thank the husband-wife design team of Kris and Deb Lindblad for their pro bono work on our promotional materials.

A special thanks to Anthony S. Da Vigo, a California attorney who is committed to improving the lives of Latin Americans, for his significant contribution which allowed InquireFirst to launch its investigative journalism project, Bajo la Lupa.

Our thanks go to Darryl Solberg and his associate, Jordan Tessier, at the San Diego firm of Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP, for assisting us pro bono with our 501(c)(3) tax exemption filing with the IRS.