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

Erin Siegal McIntyre

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.