Sponsors and Supporters

The Global Investigative Journalism Network receives generous support from the Open Society Foundations, which has supported GIJN since its founding in 2003, the Netherlands-based Adessium Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Reva & David Logan Foundation. Additional funding has come from Google Ideas and in-kind support from the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting in the Journalism Department at the University of Illinois on the Urbana-Champaign campus, the Institute for Nonprofit News for fiscal sponsorship and IT support, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on conference support.







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GIJN also raises funds, often in partnership with other organizations, for its conferences and other events. Sponsors for the 9th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in 2015 can be found on the event’s website, and, in addition to the donors above, include the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fritt Ord Foundation, GoogleAftenposten, Konrad-Adenauer-StiftungNorwegian Helsinki Committee, Norwegian Journalists Union, International Women’s Media Foundation, Schibsted Media GroupUNESCO, and more than a dozen other GIJN member organizations and partners.

Major sponsors for Uncovering Asia: The Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in 2016 included the  the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Open SocietyAdessium, and Ford foundations, Google News LabHumanity United, and the Omidyar Network. A full list is available here.

Major sponsors for Uncovering Asia: The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in 2014 included the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Google. A full list is available here.

Funds for the 2013 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC13) came from Al Jazeera, the Omidyar Network, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Global Integrity, Fritt Ord Foundation, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the College of Media at the University of Illinois, and GIJN’s member organizations. A full list of GIJC13 sponsors is available here.

GIJN’s crowdfunding campaign for GIJC13 received more than 100 donations from 21 countries. A complete list is here. GIJN also receives individual contributions through Paypal. Donors are public and are listed below:

Individual Donations 2013-16


  • Adam Elito
  • Mark Feldstein
  • Nils Mulvad
  • Marcella Smit
  • Ed Wilson


  • Robert Gebeloff
  • Anton Harber
  • Jens Egil Heftoy
  • Carlos Eduardo Huertas
  • Jae Moreno
  • Mark Schapiro
  • MJ Zuckerman

Above $150

  • Bridget Gallagher
  • Brant Houston
  • David Kaplan
  • Dan Noyes
  • Ben Skinner
  • Paul Steiger