2014 Grants

 

Program Area Totals

From January through December 2014, the Foundation awarded 346 grants for a total of $23,845,505. This included $10,400 in Employee Matching Grants. $850,000 in Program Related Investments were made.
Media 49 Grants for $3,842,000
Environment 95 Grants for $3,481,000
Animal Welfare 27 Grants for $853,000
Sustainable Ithaca 21 Grants for $921,500
Community Needs 45 Grants for $991,560
Memberships and Philanthropic Engagement 11 Grants for $97,600
Other Grants 54 Grants for $1,360,000
Higher Education 4 Grants for $8,395,445

2014 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

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

Documentaries

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

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

Other

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

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

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