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

Gruber Family Foundation


Established in San Francisco in 1987, the Gruber Family Foundation supports education, women and reproductive rights, news and investigative media, social safety nets, arts and film and environmental causes. … Last updated May 30, 2022

Heartland Alliance

Civic/Community Organization

The leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest, Heartland Alliance believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to improve their lives. Each year, it helps ensure this opportunity for nearly one million people around … Last updated May 30, 2022

Hewlett Foundation


The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, the Hewlett … Last updated May 30, 2022

Inasmuch Foundation


Inasmuch Foundation champions journalism, education, human services, and community to improve the quality of life for Oklahomans. … Last updated December 19, 2022

Independence Media Foundation


Funder promoting journalism, reporting and media and content from under-represented social groups. Their stated mission is to  [Fund] and [support] media and related programs that strengthen and connect diverse voices … Last updated May 30, 2022

Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources


All of IJNR’s programs are designed for reporters and editors who aspire to produce deeper, more explanatory news coverage of issues such as water quality, quantity, and use, climate change, … Last updated March 31, 2022

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)


ICFJ works at the nexus of journalism and technology, building the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. Through its work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences. As a result, … Last updated May 30, 2022

International Photography Grant


International Photography Grant is a non-profit initiative run by International Photography Magazine. The International Photography Grant’s idea is to evoke artistic activities. It creates space to take creative initiatives and … Last updated May 30, 2022

International Women’s Media Foundation


NGO seeking to support women journalists and photographers. Provides funding in addition to training and networking opportunities. Open to female-identifying journalists or groups that are majority female only. updated March 31, 2022

Investigative Reporters & Editors


The mission of Investigative Reporters and Editors is to foster excellence in investigative journalism, which is essential to a free society. IRE accomplishes this by: Providing training, resources and a … Last updated March 25, 2023

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big … Last updated May 30, 2022

Jonathan Logan Family Foundation


Foundation investing in projects advancing social justice through “journalism, documentary film and arts & culture.” Grants are apply by invitation only. updated May 30, 2022

Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Academic Institution

The Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information is an incubator for ideas and initiatives that give the public timely and affordable access to the information necessary for informed, … Last updated March 25, 2022

Kaiser Family Foundation


KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF develops and runs its own policy … Last updated March 30, 2022

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

Charitable Trust

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust supports promising programs, systems change work, and innovative ideas that help residents and communities thrive, increase equitable access to health care, and achieve equitable … Last updated January 28, 2023

Knight Center Journalism Courses

Academic Institution

The Knight Center has offered online courses since 2003 and began to expand its distance learning program with the launch of its first MOOC in October 2012. Since then, the … Last updated May 30, 2022

Knight 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

Light Work


Light Work was founded as an artist-run non-profit organization in 1973.Its mission is to provide direct support to artists working in photography and related media, through residencies, publications, and a … Last updated May 30, 2022

Local Media Association / Local Media Foundation


A strong local media ecosystem is essential to a healthy democracy. Local Media Association and Local Media Foundation are here to help. Local Media Association works with 3,000+ newspapers, broadcasters, … Last updated May 26, 2022

Local News Lab


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