Omidyar Funds Give $12m to IJ Nonprofits

Investigative journalism nonprofits got a $12 million boost today from two funds supported by tech philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. The Democracy Fund and First Look Media are awarding three-quarters of the money to the three largest U.S. nonprofit investigative newsrooms, the Center for Investigative Reporting, Center for Public Integrity, and ProPublica (all GIJN members). Additional grants are going to the Investigative Journalism Workshop at American University, a new State and Local Investigative Fund to support local reporters, a new "laboratory" for community-supported investigative reporting, and a program to provide legal and information access support to US journalists.

Source: democracy fund

Posted on: March 27, 2017