The ISWNE Foundation was established in 2001 as the financial arm of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. It is governed by a board of ISWNE members who report directly to the ISWNE board of directors.

The family of Brian Mazza donated $10,000 to the ISWNE Foundation to establish a Brian Mazza Memorial Scholarship not long after the 45-year-old editor's sudden death on March 4, 2007. Interest from the endowment is used to bring a Canadian editor to the ISWNE annual conference each year.

In recognition of David Greenslade's outstanding service and interest in the goals of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, the Society established a scholarship in 1977 to bring a British Isles editor to the annual conference. 

The first ISWNE silent auction was held at Pere Marquette State Park, Illinois, in 2004 to raise funds for the newly-established foundation. More than $2,300 was raised that year, allowing additional editors to receive scholarships to underwrite tuition fees and provide travel vouchers for f…

We're now taking orders for the long-awaited history of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, written by Vickie Canfield Peters. Watchdogs, Town Criers, Historians: The People and Newspapers of ISWNE is softbound with 208 pages of text and more than 100 pictures. It chronicl…