The Washington Post Communications department is made up of two teams. The Public Relations team works closely with outside media to promote new Post editorial features and initiatives, highlighting the brand’s exceptional journalism as well as the talented reporters, columnists and editors that make it happen. The Community Relations team is dedicated to ensuring The Post has an active role within the Washington, D.C. community through partnerships with local nonprofits focused on the arts and education, awards and initiatives that celebrate top leaders in area schools and programs that help develop the next generation of journalists.
The Washington Post supports D.C.-area nonprofits that promote achievement in the arts and education and that strive to make a difference.
The newspaper launched The Washington Post Educational Foundation in 1987 to recognize excellence in education.
The Washington Post Helping Hand seeks to facilitate significant financial donations directly to human service nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. metro area through high-impact, in-depth narratives about those in need and the programs that assist them
The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) offers journalism training and education to local high school journalists and media advisors, and promotes diversity in the media industry through career guidance and mentoring.