2018 Grants

From January through June 2018, the Foundation awarded 106 grants for a total of $6,376,200. This included $3215 in Employee Matching Grants.  $500,000 in Program Related Investments were made. 

Program Area Totals

28 Grants for $1,675,000
49 Grants for $2,132,000
11 Grants for $315,000
23 Grants for $631,280
14 Grants for $573,000
5 Grants for $30,000
33 Grants for $1,030,650
5 Grants for $73,400
 
 

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2018 Grants


Media

The Foundation supports nationally-significant public interest media including: policy, investigative journalism, public broadcasting, and select environmental media projects.

National Policy

These grants include nationally-significant initiatives that promote fair and open public interest media systems and policies in the U.S.

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington , DC
Media and Democracy Reform Initiative
$100,000
wwwcommoncause.org

Campaign for Youth Justice

Washington, DC
No Place For A Child
$20,000
www.cfyj.org

Center for Responsive Politics

Washington , DC
Supporting an effective press, government accountability and a strong democracy
$25,000
www.opensecrets.org

Demos

New York, NY
Emerging Voices Fellowship
$50,000
www.demos.org

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
General operating support for Open MIC for its shareholder engagement work on behalf of more open and democratic media in the U.S.
$30,000
www.tides.org

Investigative Reporting & Public Interest Media

These grants include investigative reporting projects, watchdog and independent journalism, and other non-commercial media projects that serve the public interest and ensure a better informed citizenry.

American University

Washington , DC
Investigative reporting workshop, general operating support
$200,000
www.investigativereportingworkshop.org

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
Holding the Powerful Accountable
$350,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Foundation for National Progress

Los Angeles, CA
Mother Jones General operating support
$100,000
www.motherjones.com

Institute for Nonprofit News

Los Angeles, CA
Patrons of trust: building a new network of support for investigative newsrooms
$40,000
www.inn.org

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

Kennesaw, GA
JJIE, Youth Today: Covering Youth Justice and Child Welfare Issues
$20,000
www.sustainablejournalism.org

Lost Light Projects, Inc.

Ghent, NY
General operating support Inside Climate News
$100,000
www.insideclimatenews.org

Center for Investigative Reporting

Emeryville, CA
Reveal Partnerships
$50,000
www.revealnews.org

Center for Political Accountability

Washington , DC
CPA-Zicklin Index
$20,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support
$30,000
www.democracynow.org

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Washington , DC
Grants for independent investigative reporters.
$50,000
www.fij.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

Oakland, CA
General operating support
$20,000
www.accuracy.org

MapLight

Berkeley, CA
Empowering Investigative Journalism on Money in Politics
$20,000
www.maplight.org

Tides Foundation

San Francisco, CA
Truthdig's Independent Journalism in the Public Interest
$15,000
www.tidecenter.org

Truthout

Sacramento, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.truth-out.org

Public Broadcasting

These grants include underwriting for nationally broadcasted public affairs programs and select projects in conjunction with three major East Coast stations: WGBH (Boston), WNET (New York) and WETA (Arlington, VA/Washington, DC).

Innovative Charitable Initiatives

Albany, NY
WRFI Community Radio growth and development (over 2 years)
$100,000
www.nycon.org

Public Communicators, Inc. Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
General operating support
$20,000
www.freespeech.org

Documentaries

These grants support select independent documentaries, primarily at the Foundation's initiative.

Brave New Films

Culver City, CA
Immigration Reform
$25,000
www.bravenewfilms.org

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
General operating support
$5,000
www.dceff.org

ITVS

San Francisco, CA
ITVS Documentary Desk (over 2 years)
$200,000
www.itvs.org

Working Films

Wilmington, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.workingfilms.org

Other

These grants are primarily made at the initiative of the Foundation.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Washington, DC
Community Broadband Networks Initiative
$10,000
www.ilsr.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
Informing a Functional Democracy: North Carolina News Service
$25,000
www.publicnewsservice.org

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Traning and Civic Engagement Project
$20,000
www.democracy-nc.org

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