2017 Grants

 

Program Area Totals

From January through December 2017, the Foundation awarded 387 grants for a total of $19,800,700. This included $13,650. in Employee Matching Grants. $570,000 in Program Related Investments were made.
Media 64 Grants for $3,887,500
Environment 91 Grants for $3,752,500
Animal Welfare 21 Grants for $716,000
Sustainable Ithaca 24 Grants for $1,074,000
Community Needs 45 Grants for $1,144,280
Memberships and Philanthropic Engagement 9 Grants for $80,770
Other Grants 58 Grants for $2,147,000
Higher Education 2 Grants for $6,700,000

2017 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 
$400,000
www.freepress.net

Free Speech for People, Inc.

Amherst, MA
Citizens Activate: Advancing the Democracy Movement Through Digital Advocacy and Communications Outreach
$50,000
www.freespeechforpeople.org

Project on Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support 
$30,000
www.pogo.org

Represent.Us Education Fund

Florence, MA
General operating support
$100,000
www.represent.us

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

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
Strategic Research Project
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc

Essential Information

Washington, DC
UnKoch My Campus - General Operating Support
$30,500
www.esentialinformation.org

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

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

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
General Operating Support
$15,000
www.motherjones.com

Helen Caldicott Foundation

Asheville, NC
Sleepwalking to Armageddon - Book Tour
$17,000
www.helencaldicottfoundation.org

Institute for Public Affairs

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

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

Columbia, MO
General operating support
$30,000
www.ire.org

Media Alliance

San Francisco, CA
The Ithaca Voice - Achieving a sustainable local news model
$35,000
www.medial-alliance.org

www.nationinstitute.org

New York, NY
General operating support for The Investigative Fund and Ari Berman Fellowship
$130,000
www.nationinstitute.org

New Economy Coalition

Cambridge, MA
New Economies Reporting Project (Climate Solutions)
$45,000
www.neweconomy.net

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
Increasing YES!'s Impact at a Time of Urgent Need
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

ProPublica, Inc.

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

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Washington , DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.rcfp.org

Roots Action Education Fund

Murfreesboro, TN
General operating support
$20,000
www.rootsaction.org

The University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.

College Park, MD
Capital News Service Investigative and Data Reporting Bureau
$90,000
www.umcpf.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
Frontline 2018 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

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

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.

Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Green Journalism Fund
$15,000
www.earthislandjournal.org

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

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).

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

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

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

Documentaries

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

Community Arts Network Of Oneonta, Inc. (formerly Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts)

Oneonta, NY
Documentary: "Citizen Clark... A Life of Principle"
$30,000
www.canoneonta.org

Eschaton Foundation dba Resource Center for Nonviolence

Santa Cruz, CA
Documentary: "The Boys Who Said NO! Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War"
$30,000
www.rcnv.org

Independent Feature Project

New York, NY
Documentary: "The Corporate Coup d'Etat"
$100,000
www.ifp.org

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

Other

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

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

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