2013 Grants

From January through December 2013, the Foundation awarded 301 grants for a total of $27,509,439.  This included $10,770. in Employee Matching Grants.

Program Area Totals

54 Grants for $3,090,600
88 Grants for $3,466,448
27 Grants for $700,000
20 Grants for $833,500
40 Grants for $824,000
9 Grants for $87,871
58 Grants for $1,280,000
5 Grants for $17,227,250
 
 

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2013 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 Capacity-Building Support for Free Press Second Decade
$350,000
www.freepress.net

Proteus Fund, Inc.

Amherst , MA
Media Democracy Fund

$100,000
www.proteusfund.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington , DC
Advancing the Common Cause Media and Democracy Reform Initiative
$100,000
www.commoncause.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
Fracking and our Environment
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
Democracy Now!'s live on-the-ground coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland
$30,000
www.democracynow.org

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

New York, NY
Production and distribution of the weekly media criticism radio program, CounterSpin
$10,000
www.fair.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$20,000
www.motherjones.com

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Washington, DC
Grants for Investigative Reporters
$50,000
www.fij.org

International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support for Mediachannel.org
$15,000
www.mediachannel.org

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
The Path to a New Economy
$15,000
www.yesmagazine.org

The American Prospect

Washington, DC
The Shale Rebellion, A Multi-Media Presentation
$15,000
storyscapes.prospect.org/shale-rebellion/

Institute for Policy Studies

Washington, DC
Support for OtherWords editorial service
$15,000
www.ips-dc.org

International Media Project

Oakland , CA
Support for the radio series Making Contact
$10,000
www.radioproject.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
National reporting on the citizenship/democracy beat with a special emphasis on corporate personhood in the wake of Citizens United
$25,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Public Interest Projects, Inc.

New York, NY
General support for InsideClimate News to report and publish articles on two beats: air and water pollution related to hydraulic fracturing; and an investigation into the U.S. petcoke industry and its financing
$25,000
www.publicinterestprojects.org

American University

Washington, DC
Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age and an Exploration of New
Models for the Profession
$175,000
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
$15,000
www.commondreams.org

Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco , CA
The Climate Desk and Mother Jones' Dark Money Reporting
$100,000
www.climatedesk.org

Institute for Public Affairs

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

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
News coverage through the North Carolina News Service
$20,000
www.mediainthepublicinterest.org

Women Make Movies, Inc.

New York, NY
The Laura Flanders Show

$20,000
www.wmm.com

Brave New Foundation

Culver City, CA
War Costs Campaign
$25,000
www.bravenewfoundation.org

Collective Heritage Institute

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

Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc.

Arlington, VA
General operating support
$10,000
consortiumnews.com

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
Democracy Now! Productions
$25,000
www.democracynow.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

Oakland, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.accuracy.org

International Forum on Globalization

San Francisco, CA
Plutonomy Program
$10,000
www.ifg.org

Nation Institute

New York, NY
The Investigative Fund
$10,000
www.nationinstitute.org

Public Communicators, Inc./Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
2013 Strategic Initiative
$10,000
www.freespeech.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
$11,100
www.earthisland.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Its online, daily news service, Coastal Review Online
$10,000
www.nccoast.org

KCET Community Television of Southern California

Burbank , CA
Support for the television series Earth Focus
$10,000
www.kcet.org

Media Matters for America

Washington , DC
Climate and Energy Initiative to confront misinformation and drive a strong pro-climate narrative into the mainstream media

$10,000
www.mediamatters.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington , MA
Water to Stars: new content for Orion Magazine

$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
Expanding coverage of climate change
$35,000
www.grist.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 the Impact of Climate and Other Critical Environmental and Social Issues on the PBS NewsHour
$200,000
www.weta.org

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, D
2014 Environmental Coverage
$100,000
www.npr.org

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA
FRONTLINE 2014 Series Support
$600,000
www.wgbh.org

Women Make Movies, Inc.

New York, NY
America: COMPROMISED documentary series on institutional corruption
$250,000
www.wmm.com

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

Vestal, N
Martha Speaks and The Upstate Poverty Project
$14,000
www.wskg.com

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY
Out of Bounds radio show with Tish Pearlman
$15,000
www.nyfa.org

Documentaries

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

Moving Train, Inc.

Santa Clara, CA
The public engagement campaign for the documentary, The Human Experiment
$13,000
www.movingtrain.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Constance Cook documentary
$5,500

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York , NY
Production of the documentary film The Message
$50,000

Film Forum, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA
i2i Production's post production activities for the documentary The Four Sacred Peaks
$10,000
www.lafilmforum.org

International WOW Company

Brooklyn, NY
GASLAND, Part 3
$100,000

Tribe of Heart

Ithaca, NY
International online releases of current films and development of new educational and documentary projects
$10,000
www.tribeofheart.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

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Arlington, VA
General operating support
$15,000
www.rcfp.org

Working Films

Wilmington , NC
Reel Engagement Initiative, which uses collections of award-winning media to address critical issues such as climate change, education, the economy anda growing aging population
$10,000
www.workingfilms.org

Street Sense, Inc.

Washington , DC
Youth & Family Homelessness Project
$2,000
www.streetsense.org

Media Impact Funders

Oakland, CA
Membership in 2013
$5,000
gfem.org

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