Hand Up Fund

Journalism’s rewards come with many risks: Layoffs and pay cuts, natural disasters and serious accidents, sudden illnesses and work-related divorces. You deserve a helping hand.

We launched the Hand Up Fund in 2020 to give up to $200 for journalists who need cash quickly. We wish it could be more, but at least we make it fast and easy to get the money.


How to apply

  • Email spjflorida@gmail.com¬†with “Hand Up Fund application” in the subject line.
  • Briefly explain what you need and why you need it.
  • We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

How to donate

To donate to the Hand Up Fund…

  • Venmo: @SpjFlorida¬†with the note “Hand Up Fund”
  • Zelle: spjflorida@gmail.com as the username and “Hand Up Fund” in the memo section
  • PayPal: click below.