Funders

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

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

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation

Foundation

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film aspires to encourage a new generation of photographers and filmmakers, armed with only a camera and a vision of a better world, … Last updated May 30, 2022

The Miami Foundation

Foundation

The Miami Foundation is focused on building a stronger Miami forever. Over the last 50 years it has invested more than $400 million into its community, and it houses more … Last updated March 26, 2022

The National Institute for Health Care Management

Foundation

NIHCM’s Approach NIHCM works with some of the best thought leaders in health care to build bridges and bring to light information on improving health. It has a broad network of partners … Last updated May 30, 2022

The Nieman Foundation

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 October 10, 2022

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

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 October 30, 2022

The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation

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 Poynter Institute

Non-profit

The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism. It is the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens. … Last updated August 25, 2022

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

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

Non-profit

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

University of South Carolina School of Law

Academic Institution

The University of South Carolina School of Law is one of the nation’s oldest law schools and the state’s only nonprofit law school. … Last updated July 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

Foundation

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 November 26, 2022

Walton Family Foundation

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 September 27, 2022