Charity of the week
Founded in 2008, the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica (propublica.org) seeks to spur reform by shining a light on political, corporate, and institutional corruption. This year, ProPublica’s reporting on how the Salvadoran criminal syndicate MS-13 has extended its tentacles to immigrant communities in the U.S. won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. It’s the fifth Pulitzer for ProPublica, including a 2010 award that was the first Pulitzer ever given to an online news organization. ProPublica investigations have helped uncover the roots of the opioid epidemic, freed wrongfully convicted inmates around the U.S., and held the Navy to account for a deadly collision in the South China Sea, America’s worst naval disaster in four decades.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■
April 26, 2019 THE WEEK