2012 Grants

From January through December 2012, the Foundation awarded 354 grants for a total of $17,817,363. This included $2,475 in Employee Matching Grants.  $1,950,000 in Program Related Investments were made.

Program Area Totals

48 Grants for $2,713,500
92 Grants for $3,324,500
31 Grants for $782,000
19 Grants for $776,500
51 Grants for $1,053,478
9 Grants for $108,900
60 Grants for $1,447,500
7 Grants for $7,559,010
 
 

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2012 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 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.

Amherst, MA
Media Democracy Fund
$75,000
www.proteusfund.org

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

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.

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

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
$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

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

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

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. (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

Documentaries

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

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

Other

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

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

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