Funders may be foundations, companies, academic institutions or other sources of grants, stipends, fellowships or in-kind services to support local journalism.

Alicia Patterson Foundation


Awarding fellowships to journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and skepticism that will benefit the public. The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia … Last updated October 15, 2023

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Civic/Community Organization

The AAAS seeks to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad … Last updated November 11, 2022

American Journalism Project


The American Journalism Project is a new venture philanthropy organization dedicated to local news. By providing course-altering investments and venture support to civic news organizations, the American Journalism Project is … Last updated May 30, 2022

American Press Institute


The American Press Institute advances an innovative and sustainable news industry by helping publishers understand and engage audiences, grow revenue, improve public-service journalism, and succeed at organizational change. … Last updated April 12, 2022

Annenberg Foundation


The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation founded by Walter H. Annenberg. Serving as Ambassador to the Court of St. James from 1969 to 1974, Ambassador Annenberg enjoyed a distinguished … Last updated May 30, 2022

Annie E. Casey Foundation


The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The foundation’s work focuses … Last updated May 30, 2022

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York University

Academic Institution

New York University believes that journalism has a serious public mission, and can make a difference in the world. News York University wants to educate those who agree. Opportunities abound … Last updated January 24, 2023

Association of Health Care Journalists


The Association of Health Care Journalists, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and … Last updated March 22, 2022

Association Pierre et Alexandra Boulat


Photojournalism was the core passion in the lives of Pierre and of Alexandra. They devoted the very best of themselves to it. Their aim was not to construct a body … Last updated October 7, 2022

Bank of America

For-profit company

Bank of America is helping build thriving communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. It is advancing economic mobility by addressing issues related to workforce development and education, … Last updated March 21, 2022

Belk Foundation


The Belk Foundation invests deeply in public education, and it is committed to supporting programs that produce measurable results for students in North Carolina. Its two key areas of focus, … Last updated October 30, 2022

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation


The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is a private, charitable foundation established as an independent entity by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in … Last updated May 30, 2022

Borealis Philanthropy


As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis helps connect grantmakers to organizations that meet their mission. It provides a high level of service to its funders and grantees by conducting its work … Last updated May 30, 2022



CatchLight believes in the power of visual storytelling to foster a more nuanced and empathetic understanding of the world. It serves as a transformational force, urgently bringing resources and organizations … Last updated May 30, 2022

Center for Cooperative Media

Academic Institution

The Center was founded in 2012 in response to the downsizing of New Jersey news organizations and the changes in the ownership of regional public media.  The Center coordinates statewide … Last updated May 30, 2022

Chicago Headline Club Foundation


The Chicago Headline Club is the nation’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as an independent nonprofit dedicated to supporting journalists and promoting the values of a free press … Last updated May 30, 2022

Columbia Journalism School

Academic Institution

We are one of the leading journalism schools in the world. We are also one of the oldest with more than 100 years of experience in educating journalism’s future leaders … Last updated December 19, 2022

Community Foundation for Mississippi


In 1994, Jackson was the last major southern city without a community foundation. Serving as a place for charitable fund investment, community foundations frequently are the “permanent endowment” for a … Last updated May 30, 2022

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Academic Institution

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public. Directed and advised by distinguished journalists and scientists, … Last updated January 24, 2023

Council on Foreign Relations

Civic/Community Organization

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators … Last updated May 22, 2022