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