InquireFirst is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Your donations are tax deductible and will be used by InquireFirst to offer professional training to reporters and editors in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean in the areas of digital reporting, ethics and freedom of expression, investigative journalism and journalist safety, and science and public health coverage.

Your support will also help us fund in-depth reporting that examines complex national and international issues and explains why they are of vital importance.


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 non-profit started.

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 on our Section 501(c)(3) tax exemption filing with the IRS.

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.

Our thanks to friends and partners who have given generously of their time and their financial support to help us launch InquireFirst.

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  • Stephen Anderson
  • Walter Baranger
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  • Sue Cross
  • Anne Da Vigo
  • Phyllis Weeks-Daniel and Bob Daniel
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  • Carlos Diaz de Leon
  • Sandra Dibble
  • James Dickmeyer
  • Elizabeth Douglass
  • Jeff Franks
  • Lynne Friedmann
  • Harold Fuson
  • Jamie Gold
  • Kathleen Guerra
  • C. Ray Hall
  • Ken King
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  • Jere McInerney
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  • Adam Schweigert
  • Patricia Smith
  • Alan Spector and Nancy Spector
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  • Jeanne Turner
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  • Susan White
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