2010 Grants

In 2010 the Foundation awarded 350 grants for a total of $19,358,070. This included $3,140 in Employee Matching Grants. $700,000 in Program Related Investments were made.

Program Area Totals

60 Grants for $4,467,700
80 Grants for $2,880,700
28 Grants for $817,500
24 Grants for $951,900
50 Grants for $1,435,200
7 Grants for $67,585
51 Grants for $1,297,000
5 Grants for $7,370,660
 
 

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2010 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
$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

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.

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

Washington, DC
Investigative Reporting Workshop
$175,000
www.american.edu

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

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.

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

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).

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

Documentaries

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

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

Other

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

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

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