NIE papers are provided to teachers thanks to the generous support of local sponsors, vacation donation credit from subscriber’s accounts, and other supportive donors.

Newspaper In Education puts Columbian newspapers in local classrooms for students to use as an up-to-date, fun learning tool. The Columbian is in Clark County classrooms, stimulating young minds, challenging intellects and inspiring imaginations. Without the generous donations of our sponsors, subscribers, and supportive donors, none of this would be possible.

The Columbian is sponsoring half the cost of each newspaper as well as teacher curriculum guides. We are asking our partners to contribute half the cost of the newspapers. By partnering with The Columbian your company can become a visible supporter of local education.


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact us if you'd like to discuss becoming a sponsor.


By mail

You can send donations by mail to:

The Columbian
P.O. Box 801
Vancouver, WA 98666

Make mailed checks out to: “The Columbian’s NIE Program”

Frequently Asked Questions

NIE is an educational/literacy program designed to provide current event tools daily to students K-12 and transition programs.

Teachers and students use the newspaper and ePaper as educational tools to teach a variety of subjects. We additionally provide age appropriate curriculum guides to the teachers at no cost to aid the use of these resources within their classrooms.

We send the papers to the classroom/school at which we have the greatest need.

The potential sponsor pays for half of every single paper that goes into the classrooms. The Columbian covers the other half as well as all the operating expenses involved with the program.

Donations are not a charitable contribution that can be taken as a tax write-off (we are not a 501[c][3]).

Yes. If you'd like to donate your vacation papers to our Newspaper In Education (NIE) program, we'll distribute two papers for every one you donate to Clark County classrooms. Teachers and students use The Columbian as an up-to-date learning tool in their studies.

Recognition ads are produced and ran according to the donation amount; they are not tied to advertising in any way. The sponsor's name is also included in the list of sponsors that appear in every NIE thank you ad we run. This is a great PR for many companies that do not do a great deal of advertising; they are recognized as a supporter of education in the community.

More than 300 teachers from 150 schools participate in the NIE program. We deliver an average of over 3,000 copies a day to local students. This is all possible due to donations from local businesses and subscribers.

The Columbian believes strongly in being a positive influence on education in Clark County, and we think our products and services offer a wealth of learning opportunities for students of all ages.

Have any questions? Contact us.