InvestigateWest is a nonprofit investigative journalism newsroom located in Seattle, WA. We focus on critical issues that impact our communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and Cascadia, with a special focus on environment, government and corporate accountability, and public health.
Our mission is to engage Pacific Northwest residents in social issues by providing compelling, change making investigative and explanatory journalism.
Our vision is a society of informed residents empowered to exercise their rights and work within their communities to make the world a more just and equitable place.
InvestigateWest was founded in 2009 by Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper reporters and editors after the paper stopped publishing. Seeing the need for local news, we have worked to build a nonprofit model for public-service journalism, and publish dozens of in-depth stories every year that reach audiences of over one million people.
We produce original reporting and tools that equip the public to participate in our democracy, and collaborate with other news outlets to pursue consequential journalism. Partners include The Atlantic, Crosscut, Grist, Salon, The New York Times, KUOW Public Radio, and more.
Fast Fact Information:
- EIN: 27-0170663
- Mailing address: P.O. Box 9574, Seattle, WA, 98109
- Physical location: 401 Mercer St, Ste. 218, Seattle, WA, 98109
- Newsroom: Executive Editor Robert McClure at (206) 718-0340
- Office & Fundraising: Executive Director Allison Augustyn at (206) 383-5936
- See our past 990s collected here at ProPublica.