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

The Nieman Foundation


The Nieman Foundation houses a dynamic set of initiatives to promote and elevate the standards of journalism and educate and support those poised to make important contributions to its future. … Last updated May 30, 2022

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation


The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation is an independent self-funding 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting activities that help meet the educational and health needs of today’s society and future generations. For decades, … Last updated June 30, 2022

The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation


The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation (PCLB) was formed in 1999, by Dr. Peter Buck and his wife Carmen Lucia as a private family foundation to manage their family’s … Last updated May 30, 2022

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation


The Robert R. McCormick Foundation works with communities in Chicagoland and across Illinois to develop educated, informed, and engaged citizens. Its aim is to assist communities, to strengthen democracy, and … Last updated May 30, 2022

The Sigma Awards

Civic/Community Organization

The 2021 iteration of the competition is funded in part by the Google News Initiative, with contributions from 5 regional journalism awards. Winners this year will be brought together in … Last updated March 31, 2022

Triangle Community Foundation

Civic/Community Organization

Triangle Community Foundation is building a stronger Triangle for all. By working with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits, it is able to guide gifts in a strategic way to fill in … Last updated March 26, 2022

Type Media Center


Founded in 1966 (as The Nation Institute), Type Media Center is home to a half-dozen programs and a community of hundreds of journalists, authors, and writing fellows. Type Media Center’s … Last updated May 30, 2022

UC Berkeley School of Journalism

Academic Institution

UC Berkeley is one of the greatest public universities in the world, a center of innovation and a destination for thought leaders in politics, science, the arts – all areas … Last updated April 12, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder Center for Environmental Journalism

Academic Institution

The Center for Environmental Journalism focuses on the professional development of working journalists, student education, and research on media, environment and society. The centerpiece of programs for journalists is the … Last updated May 30, 2022

USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Academic Institution

Helping journalists investigate health challenges and solutions in their communities with fact-based, rigorous reporting that serves as a catalyst for change. The Center for Health Journalism has trained more than … Last updated May 30, 2022

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund


W. Eugene Smith learned the hard way that photography could be too easy, a matter of making expert images of interesting subjects. He set himself to learn the truth – … Last updated April 4, 2022

Wallace House at the University of Michigan

Academic Institution

Wallace House at the University of Michigan is committed to fostering excellence in journalism. It is home to programs that recognize, sustain and elevate the careers of journalists to address … Last updated May 30, 2022

Walton Family Foundation


Family led organization with three primary fields of focus: K-12 education, environmental conservation and the advancement of their home region of Arkansas/Mississippi Delta. Journalistic projects that fall under any of … Last updated May 30, 2022

Wells Fargo

For-profit company

Supporting our communities Through its businesses and the Wells Fargo Foundation, Well Fargo aligns its resources and expertise to make a positive impact in communities, address complex societal issues, and … Last updated May 30, 2022

WGBH and The GroundTruth Project

Civic/Community Organization

The Groundtruth Project is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. Its mission is to … Last updated May 30, 2022

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation


The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is committed to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a statewide, private, family foundation that … Last updated March 22, 2022