The Kansas Newspaper Foundation is providing The Beacon nonprofit sponsorship until it can establish its own 501(c)(3) with the IRS. The Beacon is also working with the foundation on a sustainable revenue model to syndicate its reporting to media outlets across the state, including print newspapers in rural areas.

The Kansas Newspaper Foundation was established in 1982 and is an offshoot of the Kansas Press Association. Learn more here.

The Beacon was granted provisional membership with the Institute for Nonprofit News in June 2019. Since 2009, INN has grown to more than 200 nonprofit media organizations in North America. INN’s community shares best practices, collaborates on stories, pools resources and receives cutting-edge training in professional, organizational and business development.

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A team of attorneys at Stinson, a national law firm with offices in Kansas City, is providing legal services pro bono to The Beacon. We appreciate their early support.


Plexpod, a progressive, locally-owned coworking company with multiple locations throughout the Kansas City metro, has generously provided The Beacon with office space.