2019 Grants

From January through March 2019, the Foundation awarded 76 grants for a total of $2,722,870.  This included $1255 in Employee Matching Grants.  $90,000 in Program Related Investments were made.

Program Area Totals

16 Grants for $575,000
14 Grants for $985,000
4 Grants for $223,655
9 Grants for $443,000
7 Grants for $185,000
3 Grants for $28,000
11 Grants for $240,000
1 Grants for $42,000
 
 

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2019 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.

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
General operating support for Open MIC shareholder engagement work on behalf of more open and democratic media in the U.S.
$40,000
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.

Brave New Films

Culver City , CA
Voter Suppression
$25,000
www.bravenewfilms.org

Center for Investigative Reporting

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

Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
CPA-Zicklin Index
$25,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Center for Responsive Politics

Washington, DC
Supporting an Effective Press, Government Accountability and a Strong Democracy
$30,000
www.opensecrect.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
The Ithace Voice - Enhancing Community Coverage
$50,000
www.centerfortransforamtiveaction.org

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

The University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.

College Park, MD
CNS Investigative and Data Reporting Bureau - Summer Expansion
$50,000
www.umcpf.org

Tides, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Support for Truthdig's Public Interest Journalism
$15,000
www.tides.org

Truthout

Sacramento, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.truth-out.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).

Minnesota Public Radio/ American Public Media

St. Paul, MN
Market Watch Reporting on Elder Financial Justice
$100,000
www.americanpublicmedia.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.

American Documentary

Brookly, NY
America Reframed
$50,000
www.amdoc.org

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

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

Other

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

Institute for Public Accuracy

Oakland, CA
General operating support
$20,000
www.accuracy.org

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