2018 Grants

From January through September 2018, the Foundation awarded 293 grants for a total of $19,951,274. This included $994 in Employee Matching Grants.  $500,000 in Program Related Investments were made. 

Program Area Totals

44 Grants for $2,338,000
65 Grants for $2,804,000
22 Grants for $620,000
19 Grants for $669,500
36 Grants for $1,003,730
5 Grants for $30,000
54 Grants for $1,663,650
10 Grants for $155,530
1 Grants for $10,750,000
 
 

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2018 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.

New Venture Fund

Washington, DC
Media Democracy Fund
$100,000
www.newventurefund.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington , DC
Media and Democracy Reform Initiative
$100,000
wwwcommoncause.org

Campaign for Youth Justice

Washington, DC
No Place For A Child
$20,000
www.cfyj.org

Center for Responsive Politics

Washington , DC
Supporting an effective press, government accountability and a strong democracy
$25,000
www.opensecrets.org

Demos

New York, NY
Emerging Voices Fellowship
$50,000
www.demos.org

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
General operating support for Open MIC for its shareholder engagement work on behalf of more open and democratic media in the U.S.
$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.

100Reporters

Washington, DC
Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium
$10,000
www.100r.org

Center for Rural Strategies, Inc.

Whitesburg, KY
The Daily Yonder
$5,000
www.dailyyonder.com

Government Accountability Project, Inc.

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

Common Dreams, Inc.

Portland , ME
General operating 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
General operating support
$20,000
www.inthesetimes.org

Report for America

Boston, MA
Report for America
$5,000
www.reportforamerica.org

West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.

Morgantown, WV
100 Days in Appalachia
$5,000
www.wvuf.org

American University

Washington , DC
Investigative reporting workshop, general operating support
$200,000
www.investigativereportingworkshop.org

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC
Holding the Powerful Accountable
$350,000
www.publicintegrity.org

Foundation for National Progress

Los Angeles, CA
Mother Jones General operating support
$100,000
www.motherjones.com

Institute for Nonprofit News

Los Angeles, CA
Patrons of trust: building a new network of support for investigative newsrooms
$40,000
www.inn.org

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

Kennesaw, GA
JJIE, Youth Today: Covering Youth Justice and Child Welfare Issues
$20,000
www.sustainablejournalism.org

Lost Light Projects, Inc.

Ghent, NY
General operating support Inside Climate News
$100,000
www.insideclimatenews.org

Center for Investigative Reporting

Emeryville, CA
Reveal Partnerships
$50,000
www.revealnews.org

Center for Political Accountability

Washington , DC
CPA-Zicklin Index
$20,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Democracy Now! Productions, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating 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 Investigative Journalism on Money in Politics
$20,000
www.maplight.org

Tides Foundation

San Francisco, CA
Truthdig's Independent Journalism in the Public Interest
$15,000
www.tidecenter.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.

Fresh Energy

Saint Paul, MN
Original Reporting in the Southeast
$20,000
www.fresh-energy.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Delivering the News of the Coast in the Information Age: Coastal Review Online
$15,000
www.nccoast.org

Sustainalble 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).

Fractured Atlas

New York, NY
Threshold Season Two: The Arctic
$20,000
www.fracturedatlas.org

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
Making Contact
$20,000
www.radioproject.org

Innovative Charitable Initiatives

Albany, NY
WRFI Community Radio growth and development (over 2 years)
$100,000
www.nycon.org

Public Communicators, Inc. Free Speech TV

Denver, CO
General operating support
$20,000
www.freespeech.org

Documentaries

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

Brave New Films

Culver City, CA
Immigration Reform
$25,000
www.bravenewfilms.org

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
General operating support
$5,000
www.dceff.org

ITVS

San Francisco, CA
ITVS Documentary Desk (over 2 years)
$200,000
www.itvs.org

Working Films

Wilmington, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.workingfilms.org

Other

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

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY
Securing Project Look Sharp's Legacy through building the next generation of media literacy educators (over 2 years)
$188,000
www.ithaca.edu

North Carolina Community Foundation/ NCNG

Raleigh, NC
North Carolina Local News Lab
$10,000
www.nccommunityfoundation.org

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Washington, DC
Community Broadband Networks Initiative
$10,000
www.ilsr.org

Media in the Public Interest, Inc.

Boulder, CO
Informing a Functional Democracy: North Carolina News Service
$25,000
www.publicnewsservice.org

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Traning and Civic Engagement Project
$20,000
www.democracy-nc.org

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