Omidyar Launches $100m Media Fund

A major new philanthropic fund was announced today by the Omidyar Network at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK. The philanthropic investment firm is pledging US$100 million to support investigative reporting, combat hate speech, and bolster civic technology. Among the first recipients is GIJN member ICIJ, which will get $4.5 million over the next three years. Omidyar's Stephen King hopes this will inspire other donors to join the cause. "This is a lot of money, but it’s also not a lot of money," he says. "We need others to step up to the plate." 

Source: Omiydar Network

Posted on: April 5, 2017

Science Mag Launches Investigative Fund

Science magazine, the prestigious journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has launched the Science Fund for Investigative Reporting. The new fund will support “ambitious projects in investigative reporting and data journalism… stories about the scientific community and its practices, the influence of money and politics in science, and science-related public policy that can only be brought to light through extensive reporting, documents, and data.” The fund plans on awarding four to five annual grants of between $10,000 to $15,000. Smaller (or larger) grants are possible, depending on the project.

Source: Science

Posted on: March 9, 2017

Cross-Border Reporting Grants for Russian Speakers

Russian speakers from Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Caucasus can apply for grants to collaborate and produce cross-border stories. Journalists will be offered funding, distance mentoring and seminars as part of the program, sponsored by Perspektivy and the Thomson Reuters, Robert Bosch, and Fritt Ord foundations.

Source: Perspektivy

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Univision News Receives $500,000 Grant to Expand Investigative Journalism

Univision News has received $500,000 in grant funds from the Ford Foundation to support and expand its documentary and investigative units. The one-year grant will go toward producing in-depth reports about issues that affect the Hispanic community, including immigration, civic and political participation and access to higher education.

Source: Media Bistro

Posted on: August 12, 2013

New Round of Grants by Journalismfund.eu

Journalismfund.eu -- the European Fund for Investigative Journalism -- announces a new call for applications for its cross-border working grant program. Journalists with ideas for cross-border stories in ‪Europe‬ can apply for research grants until Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.

Source: Journalismfund.eu

Posted on: August 3, 2013