Media

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

Media > National Policy

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

2017


Government Accountability Project, Inc

Washington, DC
General Operating Support
$30,000
www.whistleblower.org

New Venture Fund

Washington , DC
Media Democracy Fund
$20,000
www.newventurefund.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Confronting Threats to an Open and Accessible Media in 2017-2018
$100,000
www.commoncause.org

American Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.americanoversight.org

Campaign for Youth Justice

Washington, DC
Supporting states in removing youth from adult prisons and jails
$15,000
www.cfyi.org

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
Open MIC, general operating support for shareholder engagement work on behalf of more open and democratic media
$30,000
www.tides.org

2016


Demos

New York, NY
Welcoming a New Emerging Voices Fellow
$50,000
www.demos.org

Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support
$400,000
www.FreePress.net

Free Speech for People, Inc.

Amherst, MA
Citizens Inspired: Advancing the Democracy Movement Through Digital Media and Communications
$80,000
www.freespeechforpeople.org

New Economy Coalition

Boston, MA
New Economies Media Project
$45,000
www.neweconomy.net

Project on Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General support for POGO: Transparency, Accountability and Oversight
$30,000
www.pogo.org

Represent.US Education Fund

Florence, MA
General operating support
$80,000
www.represent.us

RootsAction Education Fund

Murfreesboro, TN
General operating support
$22,500
www.rootsaction.org

Alliance for Global Justice

Tucson, AZ
General operating support for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network Movement Building
$15,000
www.afgj.org

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Washington, DC
Community Broadband Networks Initiative
$15,000
www.ilsr.org

New Venture Fund

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Advancing the Cause of Media for Our Democracy: Open, Accessible and Diverse
$100,000
www.commoncause.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

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

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
Open MIC
$30,000
www.tides.org

2015


Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support
$400,000
www.freepress.net

Free Speech for People, Inc.

Amherst , MA
Citizens Inspired
$50,000
www.freespeechforpeople.org

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
The Edge of Change: Finding Hope at the Margins of America
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

Public Square Media, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support for BillMoyers.com (over 18 months)
$300,000

Represent.US Education Fund

Florence, MA
The Represent.Us Campaign: grassroots organizing through digital & social media 
$50,000
www.represent.us

Rootsaction Education Fund

Murfreesboro, TN
General operating support
$20,000

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
OtherWords
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

New Venture Fund

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Work to advance the cause of open, accessible and diverse media for society
and the health of our democracy
$100,000
www.commoncause.org

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
General operating support for Open MIC
$25,000
www.tides.org

2014


Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support
$350,000
www.freepress.net

New Venture Fund

Common Cause Education Fund

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

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
General operating support for Open MIC
$25,000
www.tides.org

2013


Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support for Public Interest Media Reform and Capacity-Building Support for Free Press Second Decade
$350,000
www.freepress.net

Proteus Fund, Inc.

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington , DC
Advancing the Common Cause Media and Democracy Reform Initiative
$100,000
www.commoncause.org

2012


Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support for Public Interest Media Reform and Project
Support for the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR)
$350,000
www.freepress.net

Proteus Fund, Inc.

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
General operating support for the Open Media and Information Companies (Open MIC) program on shareholder activism and education in the media
$25,000
www.tides.org

2011


Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support
$300,000
www.freepress.net

Media Access Project

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.mediaaccess.org

Proteus Fund, Inc.

Amherst, MA
Media Democracy Fund, a collaborative grantmaking initiative to build the media policy field and provide grants to grassroots and national advocacy efforts in the public interest
$75,000
www.proteusfund.org

2010


Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support
$500,000
www.freepress.net

Media Access Project

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.mediaaccess.org

Proteus Fund, Inc.

Amherst, MA
Media Democracy Fund, a collaborative grantmaking initiative to build the media policy field and provide grants to grassroots and national advocacy efforts in the public interest
$75,000
www.proteusfund.org

2009


Free Press

Florence, MA
General operating support
$250,000
www.freepress.net

Media Access Project

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.mediaaccess.org

Proteus Fund, Inc.

Amherst, MA
General operating support for the Media Democracy Fund, a collaborative grantmaking initiative to build the media policy field and provide grants to grassroots and national advocacy efforts.
$75,000
www.proteusfund.org

Media > 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.

2017


Common Dreams, Inc

Portland, ME
General Support
$100,000
www.commondreams.org

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
OtherWords
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

Institute for Public Affairs

Chicago, IL
Climate Change Activism Series
$20,000
www.inthesetimes.com

Lost Light Projects, Inc.

Ghent, NY
General support for InsideClimate News
$50,000
www.insideclimatenews.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Filling the Information Gap at the Coast: Coastal Review Online
$10,000
www.nccoast.org

American University

Washington, DC
Investigative Reporting Workshop
$200,000
www.investigativereportingworkshop.org

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
Watchdog in the corridors of power
$300,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
General operating support for Mother Jones
$100,000
www.motherjones.com

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

Kennesaw, GA
Center for Sustainable Journalism
$20,000
www.research.kennesaw.edu

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
In the Spotlight: North Carolina News Service
$20,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Associated Press Media Editors Foundation

New York, NY
APME NewsTrain
$20,000
www.apme.com

Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
CPA-Zicklin Index
$15,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Center for Responsive Politics

Washington, DC
The New Administration and Congress in 2017: Tracking Conflicts of Interest, Exposing Foreign Lobbying and Revealing Dark Money
$20,000
www.OpenSecrets.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
Democracy Now! General 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 Robust Investigative Journalism on Money and Politics
$15,000
www.maplight.org

Tides, Inc.

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

Truthout

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

2016


Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Water Project
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland, ME
General operating support
$100,000
www.commondreams.org

Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
General operating
$15,000
www.fair.org

Nation Institute

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
The Revolution Where You Live: Stories From a 12,000 Mile Road Trip Through a New America
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

ProPublica, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support
$125,000
www.propublica.org

Alliance for Justice

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.afj.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
The Chemical Collusion Papers Project
$25,000
www.prwatch.org

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland, ME
Common Dreams - General Operating Expenses
$15,000
www.commondreams.org

Government Accountability Project, Inc.

Washington, DC
Climate Science & Policy Watch: Climate Policy & Accelerated Fossil Fuel Devlopment Oversight
$30,000
www.whistleblower.org

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
OtherWords
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

Institute for Public Affairs

Chicago, IL
General operations for In These Times
$15,000
www.inthesetimes.com

Media Alliance

San Francisco, CA
The Ithaca Voice - Audience Engagement Initiative
$35,000
www.media-alliance.org

Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.

Washington, DC
Dangerous Medicines: Drug Safety Oversight
$15,000
www.citizen.org/hrg

Lost Light Projects, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
General support for InsideClimate News
$50,000
www.insideclimatenews.org

American University

Washington, DC
Investigative Reporting Workshop
$200,000
www.american.edu

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
General operating support
$300,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
Mother Jones' reporting on Dark Money/Climate Desk reporting
$100,000
www.motherjones.com

Helen Caldicott Foundation

Asheville, NC
Support to complete the book editing from a 2015 Symposium
$15,000
www.helencaldicottfoundation.org

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

Kennesaw, GA
General operating support
$20,000
www.sustainablejournism.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
North Carolina News Service Project
$15,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Brave New Films

Culver City, CA
Koch Brothers and Inequality
$25,000
www.bravenewfilms.org

Center for Responsive Politics

Washington, DC
General support for A Pivotal Moment: Changing Landscapes in Campaign Finance
$15,000
www.OpenSecrets.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.motherjones.com

Fund for Investigative Journalism

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

Truthout

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

2015


Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, MI
Water Project
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.

Arlington , VA
Consortiumnews.com General Operating Expenses
$20,000
www.consortiumnews.com

Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Green Journalism Fund
$12,500
www.earthislandjournal.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
CounterSpin
$20,000
www.fair.org

Nation Institute

New York, NY
The Investigative Fund 
$40,000
www.nationinstitute.org

Project on Government Oversight

Washington , DC
General operating support for POGO Transparency, Accountability and Oversight
$25,000
www.pogo.org

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Washington , DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.rcfp.org

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Inc.

St Petersburg, FL
Fact-Checking: Seeking Truth in an Election Year
$15,000
www.poynter.org

Tides Foundation

San Francisco, CA
Support for Independent Journalism in the Public Interest
$15,000
www.tidecenter.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston , MA
FRONTLINE 2016 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

EducationNC

Raleigh, NC
General operating support for online journalism to transform education policy in North Carolina
$25,000
www.ednc.org

Institute for Public Affairs

Chicago, IL
General operating support for In These Times magazine
$15,000
www.inthesetimes.com

Lost Light Projects, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
General Operating Support for InsideClimate News
$25,000
www.insideclimatenews.org

MapLight

Berkeley, CA
Tracking Money and Influence in U.S. Congress
$15,000
www.maplight.org

American University

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
Mother Jones' reporting on Dark Money and Climate Desk reporting
$100,000
www.climatedesk.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
North Carolina News Service
$20,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, NY
General operating support
$250,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
General operating support
$40,000
www.fair.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
$15,000
www.accuracy.org

iTVS

San Francisco, CA
ITVS Documentary Desk initiative
$75,000
www.itvs.org

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

Kennesaw, GA
Support for Youth Today and Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
$20,000
www.sustainablejournism.org

Nation Institute

2014


Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Investigative work on fracking and its impact on water
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.

Arlington, VA
General operating support
$10,000
www.consortiumnews.com

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.motherjones.com

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

Arlington, VA
General operating support of PBS NewsHour
$200,000
www.weta.org

Women Make Movies, Inc.

New York, NY
America: COMPROMISED, documentary series on institutional corruption
$100,000
www.wmm.com

American University

Washington, DC
Training the Next Generation of Investigative Journalists
$200,000
www.american.edu

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
General operating support
$250,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland, ME
General operating support (over three years)
$45,000
www.commondreams.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
The Climate Desk and Mother Jones' Dark Money Reporting
$100,000
www.climatedesk.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
North Carolina News Service
$20,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Independent Production Fund

New York, NY
Moyers & Company
$500,000
www.IPFmedia.org

Nation Institute

New York, NY
The Investigative Fund to facilitate the development and publication of socially significant investigative reporting
$10,000
www.nationinstitute.org

Truthout

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

2013


Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Fracking and our Environment
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
Democracy Now!'s live on-the-ground coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland
$30,000
www.democracynow.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
Production and distribution of the weekly media criticism radio program, CounterSpin
$10,000
www.fair.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$20,000
www.motherjones.com

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Washington, DC
Grants for Investigative Reporters
$50,000
www.fij.org

International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support for Mediachannel.org
$15,000
www.mediachannel.org

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
The Path to a New Economy
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

The American Prospect

Washington, DC
The Shale Rebellion, A Multi-Media Presentation
$15,000
storyscapes.prospect.org/shale-rebellion/

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
Support for OtherWords editorial service
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

International Media Project

Oakland , CA
Support for the radio series Making Contact
$10,000
www.radioproject.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
National reporting on the citizenship/democracy beat with a special emphasis on corporate personhood in the wake of Citizens United
$25,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Public Interest Projects, Inc.

New York, NY
General support for InsideClimate News to report and publish articles on two beats: air and water pollution related to hydraulic fracturing; and an investigation into the U.S. petcoke industry and its financing
$25,000
www.publicinterestprojects.org

American University

Washington, DC
Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age and an Exploration of New
Models for the Profession
$175,000
www.american.edu

Center for Public Integrity

Washington , DC
General operating support
$250,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland, ME
General operating support
$15,000
www.commondreams.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco , CA
The Climate Desk and Mother Jones' Dark Money Reporting
$100,000
www.climatedesk.org

Institute for Public Affairs

Chicago , IL
General operating support for In These Times Magazine
$15,000
www.inthesetimes.com

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
News coverage through the North Carolina News Service
$20,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Women Make Movies, Inc.

New York, NY
The Laura Flanders Show

$20,000
www.wmm.com

Brave New Foundation

Culver City, CA
War Costs Campaign
$25,000
www.bravenewfoundation.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature radio series
$20,000
www.bioneers.org

Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.

Arlington, VA
General operating support
$10,000
consortiumnews.com

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
Democracy Now! Productions
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

Oakland, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.accuracy.org

International Forum on Globalization

San Francisco, CA
Plutonomy Program
$10,000
www.ifg.org

Nation Institute

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
2013 Strategic Initiative
$10,000
www.freespeech.org

Truthout

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

2012


Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$30,000
www.motherjones.com

International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc.

New York, NY
Mediachannel.org
$15,000
www.mediachannel.org

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island , WA
The Path to a New Economy
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
FRONTLINE 2013 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Fracking and Water Project
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Corporate Research Project on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
$5,000
www.prwatch.org

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland, ME
General operating support
$15,000
www.commondreams.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
To expand the live, on-the-ground news coverage during the 2012 Election Cycle and 100-city Community Media Tour
$5,000
www.democracynow.org

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Washington, DC
Investigative reporting grants to journalists for 12 groundbreaking stories in the US on critical issues not reported in the mainstream media
$75,000
www.fij.org

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
Expand the reach of OtherWords editorial service as it ramps up its new Economic Hardship Reporting Project
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

MapLight

Berkeley, CA
Tracking money and influence in the US Congress
$15,000
maplight.org

North Carolina Justice Center

Raleigh, NC
Analysis and reporting on budget and tax issues
$10,000
www.ncjustice.org

American University

Washington, DC
Promoting Excellence in Reporting
$175,000
www.american.edu

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
General operating support
$250,000
www.iwatchnews.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
North Carolina news coverage through the North Carolina News Service
$20,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Pacifica Foundation

Berkeley, CA
WBAI Community News Stringer Project providing training for community-based young people interested in learning the basics of news
$12,000
www.pacifica.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
Democracy Now! Daily Global News Program
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.accuracy.org

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
General operating support
$10,000
www.freespeech.org

Truthout

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

Brave New Foundation

Culver City, CA
War Costs Campaign
$25,000
www.bravenewfoundation.org

2011


Community Service Society of New York

New York, NY
City Limit's investigative policy journalism project, "The Urban Agenda"
$10,500
www.cssny.org

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$30,000
www.motherjones.com

Nation Institute

New York, NY
The Investigative Fund to incubate and support groundbreaking investigative stories with the potential for social impact
$15,000
www.investigativefund.org

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
YES! magazine's, High Impact Campaign, for the Jobs and Livelihoods issue
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

Raleigh Public Record, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Environmental reporting in Raleigh
$10,000
www.raleighpublicrecord.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Corporate Research Project to investigate the influence of corporations on bills introduced in legislatures across the country
$31,000
www.prwatch.org

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland, ME
General operating support
$15,000
www.commondreams.org

Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.

Arlington, VA
General operating support
$20,000
consortiumnews.com

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Washington, DC
Investigative reporting grants to journalists for 12 groundbreaking stories in the U.S. on critical issues not reported in the mainstream media
$75,000
www.fij.org

Independent Production Fund

New York, NY
The multimedia project, Moyers & Company
$1,000,000
www.IPFmedia.org

American University

Center for Public Integrity

Media , DC
General operating support
$250,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Pacifica Foundation

Berkeley, CA
The WBAI Community News Stringer Project, providing training for community-based young people interested in learning the basics of news reporting
$12,000
www.pacifica.org

Public Interest Projects, Inc.

New York, NY
Center for Investigative Journalism's continued research into the activities and policies of Cargill, Inc.
$16,500
www.publicinterestprojects.org

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Washington, DC
General operating support for Global News Partnership
$20,000
pulitzercenter.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media

St. Paul, MN
Marketplace's, Economy 4.0, radio series with David Brancaccio
$250,000
www.americanpublicmedia.org

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
Network expansion of Free Speech TV
$10,000
www.freespeech.org

2010


Institute for Media Analysis, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support for GRITtv with Laura Flanders and to help launch an investigative series of in-depth reports and a major promotion and distribution drive
$25,000
www.GRITtv.org

Nation Institute

New York, NY
The Investigative Fund to incubate and support groundbreaking investigative stories with the potential for social impact
$15,000
www.nationinstitute.org

Asheville Global Report

Asheville, NC
Expand the production and reach of the Global Report, a multimedia news content provider that covers under-reported national and international issues
$15,000
www.theglobalreport.org

Aubin Pictures, Inc

New York, NY
Pilot phase of Pop and Politics Radio
$6,000
www.aubinpictures.com

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Washington, DC
Investigative reporting grants to journalists for 12 groundbreaking stories in the U.S. on critical issues not reported in the mainstream media
$75,000
www.fij.org

Public Education Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
The investigative reporting of the National Security News Service
$10,000
www.dcbureau.org

Pacifica Foundation

Berkeley, CA
The WBAI Community News Stringer Project, providing training for community-based young people interested in learning the basics of news reporting
$6,000
www.pacifica.org

Pacifica Foundation

Berkeley, CA
The WBAI Community News Stringer Project, providing training for community-based young people interested in learning the basics of news reporting
$6,000
www.pacifica.org

American University

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
General operating support
$250,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Public Interest Projects, Inc.

New York, NY
Center for Investigative Journalism's continued research into the activities and policies of Cargill, Inc.
$20,000
www.publicinterestprojects.org

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland, ME
General operating support
$10,000
www.commondreams.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Truthout

Sacramento, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.truthout.org

2009


American University

Washington, DC
General operating support for the Investigative Reporting Workshop
$150,000
www.investigativereportingworkshop.org

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
General operating support
$225,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc

New York, NY
General operating support
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

San Francisco, CA
Assignment 2020: Reporting as if the Future Depended on It, a collaborative journalism initiative on climate change issues
$100,000
www.motherjones.com

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$55,000
www.motherjones.com

Green America

Washington, DC
Minuteman Media and its free national distribution of progressive commentary to small circulation newspapers - www.otherwords.org
$10,000
www.Greenamericatoday.org

Independent Media Institute

San Francisco, CA
AlterNet, a news magazine and online community
$10,000
www.alternet.org

Institute for Media Analysis, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support for and syndication of GRITtv with Laura Flanders
$14,000
www.grittv.org

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, DC
Coverage of environmental issues
$100,000
www.npr.org

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
YES! magazine's High Impact Campaigns on issues related to education, the economy, climate change and the local food movement
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

Public Education Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Investigative reporting of the National Security News Service
$20,000
www.dcbureau.org

Public Interest Projects, Inc.

New York, NY
Center for Investigative Journalism's research into the activities and policies of Cargill, Inc.
$15,000
www.publicinterestprojects.org

Media > Environment

These grants include select film, radio, print and multimedia projects on critical environmental issues aligned with priority interests. These grants are primarily at the Foundation’s initiative.

2017


Fresh Energy

Saint Paul, MN
Southeast Energy News Original Journalism
$20,000
www.fresh-energy.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Eco-Accountability Project
$100,000

2016


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to support investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$15,000
www.earthislandjournal.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Eco-Accountability Project
$100,000

Fresh Energy

Saint Paul, MN
Southeast Energy News
$20,000
www.fresh-energy.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Covering the News of the Coast: Coastal Review Online
$15,000
www.nccoast.org

2015


International WOW Company

Brooklyn, NY
Grassroots engagement campaign for the third film of the Gasland trilogy
$80,000
www.gaslandthemovie.com

One Ocean Media Foundation

Stone Ridge, NY
The film, "Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One
Voice"
$50,000
www.oceans8films.com

2014


Orion Society

Great Barrington , MA
Investigative journalism examining America's energy future
$15,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
General operating support
$15,000
www.grist.org

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs

Calabasas, CA
Project for Improved Environmental Coverage & Dream of a Nation

$15,000
www.saveourplanet.org

2013


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Green Journalism Fund
$11,100
www.earthisland.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Its online, daily news service, Coastal Review Online
$10,000
www.nccoast.org

KCET Community Television of Southern California

Burbank , CA
Support for the television series Earth Focus
$10,000
www.kcet.org

Media Matters for America

Washington , DC
Climate and Energy Initiative to confront misinformation and drive a strong pro-climate narrative into the mainstream media

$10,000
www.mediamatters.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington , MA
Water to Stars: new content for Orion Magazine

$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
Expanding coverage of climate change
$35,000
www.grist.org

2012


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Green Journalism Fund               
$11,500
www.earthislandjournal.org

Envision Environmental Media Center

Sag Harbor , NY
The Enviro Close-Up Series
$10,000
www.envirovideo.com

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, DC
Support of NPR's environmental coverage
$100,000
www.npr.org

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
Making Contact radio series production and distribution
$10,000
www.radioproject.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Production and distribution of Link TV's environmental news magazine, Earth Focus
$10,000
www.linktv.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Coastal Review Online
$15,000
www.nccoast.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
New content for Orion Magazine
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
General operating support
$12,500
www.sej.org

Foundation for National Progress/The Climate Desk

San Francisco, CA
The Climate Desk
$100,000
www.climatedesk.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Westport, CT
Weekly question and answer column, EarthTalk
$10,000
www.emagazine.com

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Knoxville, TN
Two segments of the short film documentary series, Downstream, regarding coal ash
$10,000
www.cleanenergy.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
WUNC's reporting on Hydrofracking in North Carolina
$10,000
www.unc.org

2011


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to underwrite in-depth, investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$10,000
www.earthisland.org

Envision Environmental Media Center

Sag Harbor, NY
General operating support for the Enviro Close-Up Series
$10,000
www.envirovideo.com

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
General operating support
$30,000
www.grist.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Strategic expansion of the Campaign Against Fracking
$100,000
www.prwatch.org

Independent Production Fund

New York, NY
If Trees Could Talk, a PBS special that recognizes humanity's dependence upon trees and, in doing so, promotes more environmentally conscientious actions
$15,000
www.IPFmedia.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Link TV's environmental news magazine, Earth Focus
$10,000
www.linktv.org

New York Women in Film, Inc.

New York, NY
Distribution and outreach activities for the film, Semper Fi: Always Faithful
$10,000
www.nywift.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
General operating support for Orion Magazine with an emphasis on publishing articles about water
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

The American Independent News Network

Washington, DC
Coverage of environmental issues with a focus on hydraulic fracturing through AINN's national bureau, The American Independent
$10,000
www.tainews.org

Connexus Communications

Trinidad, CA
Public radio educational campaign on natural gas and nanotechnology
$35,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
The production-completion and distribution of Season XI and start up production costs for Season XII of the annual radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
$25,000
www.bioneers.org

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Media , CT
Weekly question and answer column, EarthTalk
$20,000
www.emagazine.com

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2011 Environmental Film Festival
$5,000
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
General operating support
$25,000
www.sej.org

2010


The American Independent News Network

Washington, DC
The Washington Independent's in-depth coverage of the risks of oil and gas drilling and the transition to renewable energy sources
$20,000
www.tainews.org

Connexus Communications

Trinidad, CA
Expanded distribution of A World of Possibilities radio series on the impacts of natural gas development
$3,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$40,000
www.climatedesk.org

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
General operating support
$30,000
www.grist.org

Center for Investigative Reporting

Berkeley, CA
Carbon Watch, a continuing investigation into the "cap and trade" system and global carbon commodity markets
$20,000
www.centerforinvestigativereporting.org

Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to support investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$10,000
www.earthisland.org

Envision Environmental Media Center

Sag Harbor, NY
General operating support for the Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman Series
$10,000
www.envirovideo.com

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

San Francisco, CA
The Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration by Mother Jones, Slate, The Atlantic,Wired, Grist, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Need to Know
$100,000
www.motherjones.org

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, DC
Coverage of environmental issues
$100,000
www.npr.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
The Coalition to Protect New York's development and delivery of a citizen journalism course for anti-fracking activists
$4,400

The American Independent News Network

Washington, DC
The Washington Independent's in-depth coverage of the risks of oil and gas drilling and the transition to renewable energy sources
$10,000
www.tainews.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Expansion of CMD's work regarding threats to water safety from gas drilling through the water portal/Marcellus Shale clearinghouse in SourceWatch.org
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
One-time grant to Ecostorm and the Ecologist Film Unit's project, Investigative Report on Marcellus Shale: True Cost of the US Gas Drilling Boom and The New Frontiers of Hydraulic Fracturing in Europe (with Link Media as the fiscal sponsor)
$10,000
www.linktv.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Link TV's environment news magazine, Earth Focus
$10,000
www.linktv.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
General operating support for Orion Magazine with an emphasis on publishing articles about water
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Connexus Communications

Trinidad, CA
A World of Possibilities radio series on the impacts of natural gas development
$35,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Nuclear Policy Research Institute/Beyond Nuclear

Takoma Park, MD
The educational and media campaign of the Helen Caldicott Foundation for a Nuclear-Free Planet
$10,000
www.beyondnuclear.org

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Westport, CT
Weekly question-and-answer column, EarthTalk and support for the re-design and re-launch of E Magazine and emagazine.com
$50,000
www.emagazine.com

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2010 Environmental Film Festival
$15,000
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
General operating support
$25,000
www.sej.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
The annual radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature (distribution costs of Season X and partial production costs of Season XI)
$25,000
www.bioneers.org

2009


Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.

Sharon, MA
Cooked, a documentary and community engagement campaign about the 1995 heat wave in Chicago and the impacts of poverty and global warming
$20,000
www.documentaries.org

Center for Investigative Reporting

Berkeley, CA
Completion of the documentary film, Dirty Business: The Selling of Clean Coal; and an investigation into the "cap and trade" system and global carbon commodity markets
$20,000
www.centerforinvestigativereporting.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Coverage of threats to water safety from gas drilling through the Water Portal/Marcellus Shale clearinghouse on SourceWatch.org
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
Production and distribution of the radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
$25,000
www.bioneers.org

Connexus Communications

Arcata, CA
The radio show, A World of Possibilities, for coverage of the use of natural systems to remove toxins from industrial processes and goods
$35,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Westport, CT
Weekly column, Earth Talk: Questions and Answers About Our Environment, provided free to newspapers, magazines and web sites nationwide
$35,000
www.emagazine.com

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
Implementation of a strategic plan to expand audience and make content accessible across multiple platforms
$43,000
www.grist.org

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Takoma Park, MD
Weekly radio program, If You Love This Planet, hosted by Dr. Helen Caldicott
$20,000
www.ieer.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Link TV's environmental news magazine, Earth Focus, featuring episodes on water issues
$10,000
www.linktv.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
General operating support for Orion Magazine with an emphasis on articles about water
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Public Radio International

Minneapolis, MN
Coverage of environment issues on the news program, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji
$20,000
www.pri.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
Speakers' participation in Environmental Grantmakers Association's 2009 Fall Retreat Workshop, "Emptying the Newsroom and its Impact on Environmental Journalism"
$1,180
www.sej.org

Earth Island Institute

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to underwrite in-depth, investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$10,000
www.earthisland.org

Media > 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).

2017


Fractured Atlas

New York, NY
Threshold
$15,000
www.fracturedatlas.org

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
International Media Project + Making Contact
$20,000
www.radioproject.org

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
Free Speech TV FY17
$20,000
www.freespeech.org

2016


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

Arlington, VA
General support for PBS NewsHour
$200,000
www.weta.org

Innovative Charitable Initiatives

New York Public Radio

New York, NY
Public Radio Investigative Reporting on the Financial Industry
$50,000
www.wnyc.org

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.radioproject.org

Fractured Atlas

New York, NY
Threshold
$10,000
www.fracturedatlas.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

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

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
Out of Bounds Radio Show
$15,000
www.nyfa.org

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

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

2015


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

Arlington, VA
General support for PBS NewsHour
$200,000
www.weta.org

Innovative Charitable Initiatives

Albany, NY
WRFI Community Radio general operating support
$50,000
www.nycon.org/subsidiaries/index.asp

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
Making Contact weekly radio series and web content
$15,000
www.radioproject.org

Brave New Films

Culver City, CA
Gun Safety Project
$25,000
www.bravenewfilms.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
$15,000
www.bioneers.org

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2015 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
$5,000
www.dceff.org

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
Out of Bounds Radio Show with Tish Pearlman
$15,000
www.nyfa.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Expanding Coastal Review Online
$20,000
www.nccoast.org

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
General operating support
$15,000
www.freespeech.org

Truthout

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

Working Films

Wilmington, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.workingfilms.org

2014


Center for Responsive Politics

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.OpenSecrets.org

Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Green Journalism Fund
$12,000
www.earthisland.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
CounterSpin
$15,000
www.fair.org

Pacifica Foundation WBAI Radio

Brooklyn, NY
News reporter/training
$15,000
www.wbai.org

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
YES! magazine's 'Building Momentum for a New Economy' Initiative
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
FRONTLINE 2015 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington , DC
OtherWords editorial service
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

Institute for Public Affairs

Chicago, IL
General operating support for In These Times magazine

$10,000
www.inthesetimes.com

International Media Project

Oakland , CA
Making Contact weekly radio series and web content

$15,000
www.radioproject.org

Lost Light Projects, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
General operating support for InsideClimate News

$25,000
www.insideclimatenews.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill , NC
Increased Reporting on the Coastal Environment

$10,000
www.unc.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

Kennesaw, GA
Support for Youth Today and Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
$10,000
www.kennesaw.edu/ksursf/

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
Out of Bounds Radio Show with Tish Pearlman
$15,000
www.nyfa.org

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
2014 Strategic Initiative
$15,000
www.freespeech.org

2013


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Broadcast and Online Reporting of the Impact of Climate and Other Critical Environmental and Social Issues on the PBS NewsHour
$200,000
www.weta.org

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, D
2014 Environmental Coverage
$100,000
www.npr.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
FRONTLINE 2014 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

Women Make Movies, Inc.

New York, NY
America: COMPROMISED documentary series on institutional corruption
$250,000
www.wmm.com

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

Vestal, N
Martha Speaks and The Upstate Poverty Project
$14,000
www.wskg.com

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
Out of Bounds radio show with Tish Pearlman
$15,000
www.nyfa.org

2012


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington , VA
Broadcast and online reporting of Critical Environmental and Social Issues on the PBS NewsHour
$200,000
www.weta.org

Innovative Charitable Initiatives

Albany , NY
WRFI Community Radio Stability and Growth (over two years)
$100,000
www.nycon.org

2011


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Broadcast and online reporting of critical issues on the PBS NewsHour
$200,000
www.weta.org

Institute for Media Analysis, Inc.

New York, NY
The launch of The Laura Flanders Show on public television
$25,000

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, DC
Sustaining NPR's coverage of environmental issues
$100,000
www.npr.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
FRONTLINE 2012 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

2010


Friends of NC State Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh, NC
Exploring North Carolina, a program on UNC-TV public television
$20,000
www.naturalsciences.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Broadcast and online reporting on PBS NewsHour (targeted to coverage of the environment, the media, political and social issues)
$200,000
www.weta.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
Series support of FRONTLINE in 2011
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Production and community engagement activities for Ken Burns's PBS documentary film series, Vietnam: The War and the War Against the War
$1,250,000
www.weta.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
The "PBS and Public Interest" research project
$75,000
www.fair.org

2009


Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET-TV)

New York, NY
Series support for NOW on PBS
$125,000
www.thirteen.org

Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET-TV)

New York, NY
Series support for Bill Moyers Journal
$1,000,000
www.thirteen.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Coverage of environmental, media, political and social issues on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
$275,000
www.weta.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Children's program, Biz Kids, aimed at teaching youth about money and business
$60,000
www.weta.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
Series support for FRONTLINE
$400,000
www.wgbh.org

Media > Documentaries

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

2017


100Reporters

Washington, DC
Investigative Journalism through Documentaries: The Double Exposure Film Festival and Symposium 2017
$10,000
www.100reporters.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
"The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”: Vote Suppression Investigation, Public Education, and Multi-platform Outreach
$50,000

Brave New Films

Culver City, CA
Social Justice Education distribution
$25,000
www.bravenewfilms.org

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
General Support for the Environmental Film Festival
$5,000
www.dceff.org

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.

Melrose, MA
Can We Fix Our Democracy?
$25,000
www.filmmakerscollab.org

ITVS

San Francisco, CA
ITVS Documentary Desk
$75,000
www.itvs.org

2016


Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

Arlington, VA
Ken Burns's Crime and Punishment in America (over 4 years)
$1,000,000
www.weta.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
FRONTLINE 2017 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.

Melrose, MA
Can We Fix our Democracy?
$25,000
www.filmmakerscollab.org

IFP Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN
Documentary, First Daughter and the Black Snake
$10,000
www.ifpmn.org/about

Independent Feature Project

Toronto, ON
All Governments Lie - Truth, Deception and the "Children" of I.F. Stone
$50,000
www.nymediacenter.com

Elon University

Elon, NC
Documentary on Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Namibia
$10,000
www.elon.edu

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
"The Best Democracy Money Can Buy": Vote Suppression Investigation, Public Education, and Multi-platform Outreach (in association with previously funded documentary)
$50,000

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2016 Environmental Film Festival in the the Nation's Capital
$5,000
www.dceff.org

ITVS

San Francisco, CA
ITVS Documentary Desk
$75,000
www.itvs.org

One Ocean Media Foundation

Stone Ridge, NY
Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution is Now!
$20,000
www.oceans8films.com

Working Films

Wilmington, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.workingfilms.org

2015


Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
The completion and associated outreach for the film, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"
$100,000

2014


Katahdin Foundation

Berkeley, CA
Documentary Film: GABE TOMORROW
$10,000
www.kathadin.org

Independent Feature Project

Brooklyn , NY
The documentary, All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the "Children" of I.F. Stone

$100,000
www.ifp.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA-TV)

Arlington, VA
Ken Burns': Vietnam (over two years)
$500,000
www.weta.org

Brave New Foundation

Culver City, CA
Gun Safety Project
$25,000
www.bravenewfoundation.org

Independent Feature Project

Brooklyn, NY
School of Last Resort
$15,000
www.ifp.org

WNET

New York, NY
Dream On Documentary
$15,000
www.wnet.org

2013


Moving Train, Inc.

Santa Clara, CA
The public engagement campaign for the documentary, The Human Experiment
$13,000
www.movingtrain.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Constance Cook documentary
$5,500

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York , NY
Production of the documentary film The Message
$50,000

Film Forum, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA
i2i Production's post production activities for the documentary The Four Sacred Peaks
$10,000
www.lafilmforum.org

International WOW Company

Brooklyn, NY
GASLAND, Part 3
$100,000

Tribe of Heart

Ithaca, NY
International online releases of current films and development of new educational and documentary projects
$10,000
www.tribeofheart.org

2012


Southern Documentary Fund

Durham, NC
Documentary film, Bringing it Home, engagement campaign
$10,000
www.southerndocumentaryfund.org

Student Action with Farmworkers

Durham , NC
Post-production costs of the documentary film, Harvest of Dignity, which raises awareness of farmworker conditions
$2,500
www.saf-unite.org

San Francisco Film Society

San Francisco, CA
Outreach support for The Human Experiment, a film exploring the effects of chemical exposure on the nation's health
$20,000
www.sffs.org

2011


American University

Washington, DC
Production of the documentary, Shooting in the Wild, which will raise awareness of the environmental, wildlife and ethical issues surrounding the way filmmakers shoot and present their subject matter to audiences
$15,000
www.american.edu

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
The development and pre-production of the film on the climate crisis, The Message
$50,000

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.

Sharon, MA
The documentary film, COOKED, and a cross-platform engagement campaign, about the intersection of extreme heat/climate change, poverty and disaster preparedness
$20,000
www.documentaries.org

Documentary Educational Resources

Watertown, MA
The distribution and outreach for the Uji Films documentary, Lunch Line, which includes the perspectives of young people most affected by public food assistance programs
$10,000
www.der.org

Living Archives, Inc.

New York, NY
Completion and dissemination of The Loving Story, a documentary produced by Augusta Films, focused on the 1967 Supreme Court case that defeated bans on interracial marriage across the South
$10,000
www.living-archives.org

2010


Elon University

Elon, NC
A documentary that explores environmental challenges and development issues in Sri Lanka
$12,300
www.elon.edu

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
Production of the documentary, Fixing the Future: Rescuing the Economy in Communities Across America 
$200,000
www.wgbh.org

Living Archives, Inc.

New York, NY
Completion and dissemination of The Loving Story: A Long Walk Home, a documentary produced by Augusta Films, focused on the 1967 Supreme Court case that defeated bans on interracial marriage across the South
$15,000
www.living-archives.org

Southern Documentary Fund

Durham, NC
Distribution of On Coal River, a documentary film by Wood Media Films that explores the environmental and social impacts of coal mining and processing in Virginia
$20,000
www.southerndocumentaryfund.org

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.

Sharon, MA
The documentary film, The Light at Walden, interpreting the words and vision of Henry David Thoreau
$10,000
www.documentaries.org

2009


Arts Engine, Inc.

New York, NY
Good Fortune, a film that examines U.S. foreign aid
$10,000
www.artsengine.net

Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET-TV)

New York, NY
No Tomorrow, a film about the death penalty
$10,000
www.thirteen.org

Independent Feature Project

Brooklyn, NY
Completion and distribution of the film, The Good Soldier, which explores the personal journeys of American soldiers from different wars
$20,000
www.ifp.org

Organic School Project

Chicago, IL
Lunch Line, film about a school lunch program
$25,000
www.organicschoolproject.org

Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles Chapter

Los Angeles, CA
Dr. James Yamazaki and the Children of the Atomic Bomb, a film about the effects of the nuclear bomb and its present day hazards
$5,000
www.psrla.org

Public Interest Pictures

Marina Del Rey, CA
Marketing and outreach for the film, Broadcast Blues, about media policy issues
$10,000
www.pipdocs.org

Teddy Bear Films

San Francisco, CA
SEEDS, a film about the social and economic crisis faced by farmers around the world
$10,000
www.teddybearfilms.com

The Kindling Group

Chicago, IL
Educational outreach campaign for the film, Do No Harm, about efforts to expose and rectify injustices in the non-profit hospital system
$10,000
www.kindlinggroup.org

Media > Other

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

2017


EducationNC

Raleigh, NC
Using journalism to build a future-forward state
$20,000
www.ednc.org

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
Innocence Claim Review
$20,000
www.nccai.org

2016


Media Impact Funders

Philadelphia, PA
2016 Membership
$7,500
www.mediaimpactfunders.org

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Washington, DC
Operating Grant - Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
$20,000
www.rcfp.org

Student Press Law Center

Washington, DC
Active Voice
$10,000
www.splc.org

2015


Demos

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

Media Alliance

San Francisco, CA
General support, Ithaca Voice online news site
$35,000
www.media-alliance.org

Associated Press Media Editors Foundation

New York, NY
Community Journalism Public Service Initiative (over 2 years)
$10,000
www.apme.com

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Washington, DC
Community Broadband Networks Initiative
$25,000
www.ilsr.org

2014


Free Speech for People, Inc.

Amherst, MA
Citizens Inspired campaign to overturn Citizens United
$40,000
www.freespeechforpeople.org

North Carolina Health News, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.northcarolinahealthnews.org

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Arlington, VA
General operating support
$15,000
www.rcfp.org

United Republic Education Fund

Florence, MA
Represent.Us, a campaign to advance comprehensive, national campaign finance and lobbying reforms
$115,000
www.represent.us

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
The Story of Stuff Project
$25,000
www.tides.org

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2014 Environmental Film Festival
$5,000
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

Oakland, CA
General operating support
$10,000
www.accuracy.org

2013


Free Speech for People, Inc.

Amherst, MA
Citizens Inspired campaign to overturn Citizens United
$40,000
www.freespeechforpeople.org

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Arlington, VA
General operating support
$15,000
www.rcfp.org

Working Films

Wilmington , NC
Reel Engagement Initiative, which uses collections of award-winning media to address critical issues such as climate change, education, the economy anda growing aging population
$10,000
www.workingfilms.org

Street Sense, Inc.

Washington , DC
Youth & Family Homelessness Project
$2,000
www.streetsense.org

Media Impact Funders

Oakland, CA
Membership in 2013
$5,000
gfem.org

2012


Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
CounterSpin weekly radio show
$10,000
www.fair.org

International Forum on Globalization

San Francisco, CA
Countering the "Kochtopus" Key Influence Network to Promote Fracking and Destroy Democracy
$15,000
www.ifg.org

Media Matters for America

Washington, DC
Climate and Energy Initiative
$10,000
www.mediamatters.org

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs

Calabasas, CA
SEE Innovation's Project for Improved Environmental Coverage
$10,000
www.saveourplanet.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
Fixing the Future Phase 2
$150,000
www.wgbh.org

Working Films

Wilmington, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.workingfilms.org

2011


Foundation for a Sustainable Community

Durham, NC
Institute for Sustainable Development's Green Plus program to work with small employers in economically challenged communities in North Carolina helping them improve their economic prosperity, environmental protection and civic engagement
$10,000
www.gogreenplus.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
Production and distribution of the weekly media criticism radio program, CounterSpin
$10,000
www.fair.org

International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc.

New York, NY
Upgrade and redesign Mediachannel.org, a website that monitors media performance and promotes media literacy
$10,000
www.mediachannel.org

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
Efforts to build the Institute's communications capacity, including OtherWords editorial service which distributes commentary aimed at amplifying progressive analysis
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

Media Matters for America

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.mediamatters.org

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs

Calabasas, CA
Dream of a Nation, a national public education effort to raise awareness of critical environmental and social issues, and the Project for Improved Environmental Coverage, to improve environmental coverage in the media
$20,000
www.saveourplanet.org

WNET.ORG

New York, NY
Money and Medicine, a PBS documentary tackling the nation's health care cost crisis
$20,000
www.thirteen.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
General operating support for the North Carolina News Service
$20,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Brave New Foundation

Culver City, CA
Rethink Afghanistan, a campaign to bring public and mainstream media attention to the economic, physical and spiritual costs of the war in Afghanistan
$25,000
www.bravenewfoundation.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.accuracy.org

2010


Homeless Empowerment Project

Cambridge, MA
General operating support for The Homelessness Marathon and its 2011 radio broadcast
$2,000
www.homelessempowerment.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
Production and distribution of the weekly media criticism radio program, CounterSpin
$10,000
www.fair.org

International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support for MediaChannel.org to assist with technical upgrades and enhanced outreach efforts
$15,000
www.mediachannel.org

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc(WETA-TV)

Arlington , VA
A book-centered web project
$60,000
www.weta.org

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
Efforts to strengthen IPS's communications capacity and provide support for OtherWords, an opinion syndicate
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

Media Matters for America

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.mediamatters.org

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY
Columbia Journalism Review's Future of News Initiative to report and analyze journalism in the context of the digital revolution
$24,000
www.cjr.org

Institute for Global Ethics

Rockland, ME
Promoting and marketing the latest book by Rushworth M. Kidder, Good Kids, Tough Choices: How to Help Your Children Do the Right Thing
$15,000
www.globalethics.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
General operating support for the launch of the North Carolina News Service
$24,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Mountain Area Information Network

Asheville, NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.main.nc.us

Brave New Foundation

Culver City, CA
Out of Afghanistan Campaign aimed at raising awareness of public opposition to the war through the use of media
$25,000
www.bravenewfoundation.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

San Francisco, CA
General operating support (with a focus on a comprehensive campaign to promote alternatives to war in Afghanistan)
$15,000
www.accuracy.org

2009


Brave New Foundation

Culver City, CA
No War in Afghanistan Awareness and Advocacy Campaign, to increase media on public opposition to war
$25,000
www.bravenewfoundation.org

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2009 Environmental Film Festival
$15,000
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

New York, NY
Production and distribution of the weekly media criticism radio program, CounterSpin
$10,000
www.fair.org

Homeless Empowerment Project

Cambridge, MA
The Homelessness Marathon, an annual live radio broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty in the U.S.
$15,000
www.homelessempowerment.org

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
Expansion of the Institute's communications capacity to amplify progressive voices in the media
$10,000
www.ips-dc.org

International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc

New York, NY
Creation of an online media network for students
$15,000
www.mediachannel.org

Media Matters for America

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.mediamatters.org

Mountain Area Information Network

Asheville, NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.main.nc.us

Pacifica Foundation

Berkeley, CA
WBAI Community News Stringer project to train students in broadcast news reporting
$12,000
www.pacifica.org

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY
Columbia Journalism Review's News Innovation Initiative about the challenges and opportunities facing journalism
$25,000
www.cjr.org

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO
General operating support for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
$10,000
rji.missouri.edu