Racial Equity in Journalism Fund
The Racial Equity in Journalism Fund seeks to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of news organizations led by people of color and partners in equity to increase civic engagement for communities of color. Communities with the least access to relevant public affairs news--people of color, immigrants, people from low-income, rural, and urban communities, and others--are also most likely to be left out of policy creation and civic processes. People of color-led news organizations, in particular those led by Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islanders and Indigenous people, lack the capital and multiple streams of revenue to build infrastructure and resources that ensure their longevity in the field, as well as their ongoing growth and innovation. This donor collaborative fund seeks to address the gap in capital and resources faced by these organizations. The REJ Fund is a donor collaborative based at Borealis Philanthropy and currently includes support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Democracy Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Google News Initiative, and the News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.