Area of focus: Local Journalism

Opportunity

The Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism

Fellowship from The Nieman Foundation

The Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism was created to bolster deeply reported local and regional news stories in underserved communities throughout the United States. Funded by the Abrams Foundation, … Last updated October 10, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: January 31, 2023

Opportunity

Godfrey Wells Stancill Fellowship

Fellowship up to $1,700 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to the IRE Conference, June 23-26, 2022. … Last updated May 7, 2022

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R-CAR Fellowship

Fellowship up to $1,670 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to attend a Data Journalism Bootcamp taking place August 8-12, 2022 in Columbia, Missouri. Established by IRE member Daniel Gilbert, this fellowship is for reporters at small news organizations pursuing … Last updated May 7, 2022

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American Journalism Project Grants

Grant

The American Journalism Project began making grants to local news organizations in 2019, focusing our investments on business and operational capacity so that nonprofit local news organizations can build sustainable … Last updated June 2, 2022

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The Google News Initiative Fellowship

Fellowship up to $7,000 from Google News Initiative

The Google News Initiative, in partnership with the National Newspapers Publishers Association, the National Association of Hispanic Publishers, the Native American Journalists Association and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, has launched the Google News Initiative … Last updated April 27, 2022

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The Fund for Local Journalism

Grant/Stipend up to $5,000 from Local Media Association / Local Media Foundation

The Fund for Local Journalism supports local investigative reporting projects that provide an important public service in communities across North America. Investigative reporting is an essential part of a healthy and … Last updated June 3, 2022

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Doris O’Donnell Innovations in Investigative Journalism Fellowship

Fellowship up to $20,000 from Point Park University

The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University is excited to announce the return of its $20,000 Doris O’Donnell Innovations in Investigative Journalism Fellowship. This marks the third year … Last updated June 3, 2022

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Inasmuch Foundation

Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation champions journalism, education, human services, and community to improve the quality of life for Oklahomans. … Last updated March 31, 2022

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The Lenfest Institute

Foundation

Journalism requires new business models, powerful innovations and diverse audiences. The Lenfest Institute is working throughout local news ecosystems, in Philadelphia and beyond, to crack the code on a sustainable … Last updated March 31, 2022

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Knight Foundation

Foundation

National foundation that invests in journalism, the arts and “the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers.” With regards to journalism, they invest … Last updated March 30, 2022

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Local News Lab

Foundation

The Local News Lab believes local news is a critical space for innovation, creativity, and community. Together, it wants all local residents to have easy access to trustworthy, relevant, and abundant news and … Last updated March 28, 2022

Opportunity

SJN Local Media Project

Grant from Solutions Journalism Network

The Local Media Project (LMP) is a five-year effort (launched in 2019) to establish solutions journalism-oriented collaboratives — groups of newsrooms and other civic institutions that together build trust in … Last updated March 27, 2022

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TEGNA Foundation Grants

Grant up to $5,000 from TEGNA Foundation

The TEGNA Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in communities served by TEGNA Inc. The Community Grant program serves to address local community needs. As community needs differ by region, please check … Last updated October 31, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 28, 2023 | Recurring

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PEN America

Foundation

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. It champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power … Last updated May 30, 2022

Opportunity

Connected Coastlines Grants

Grant, Rolling up to $8,000 from Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications from journalists who want to report stories as part of Connected Coastlines, a nationwide climate reporting initiative in U.S. coastal states. Started in 2019, … Last updated September 24, 2022

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Opportunity

Bringing Stories Home: Local Reporting Grants

Grant, Rolling from Pulitzer Center

Bringing Stories Home is the Pulitzer Center’s initiative designed to help local U.S. newsrooms cover the big, underreported stories that affect us all—and through education and other outreach promote the … Last updated July 19, 2022

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Pulitzer Center

Foundation

Organization dedicated to raising awareness of underreported global issues. Direct funder who supports all platforms. “Largest single source of money for global enterprise reporting.” Fund 150 affiliate partners and support … Last updated March 18, 2022