About

Media Impact Funders (formerly Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media) is a network of funders, working broadly on media and technology issues, in order to create social change. We serve as a learning resource for grantmakers interested in using media to further their missions; a catalyst for philanthropic partnership and networking; and a convener to advance media and technology focused philanthropy. Media Impact Funders is an affinity group, with members representing foundations, government agencies, donor affinity groups, philanthropic advisors, and individual donors.

Solicitation and Fundraising: Media Impact Funders works with the broader media field; however, we are not able to provide direct assistance to organizations or individuals seeking funding. We do not assist grantseekers in contacting or soliciting our members. We encourage open sharing of ideas and innovative projects; however MIF events or publications may not be used for fundraising solicitations.

Media Impact Funders is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations.

Board of Directors

Charles Benton
Benton Foundation
benton.org

Elizabeth Christopherson
Rita Allen Foundation
ritaallenfoundation.org

Juliette Feeney-Timsit
After-FACT
factservices.org

Mary Lou Fulton
The California Endowment
calendow.org

Karen Helmerson
New York State Council on the Arts
nysca.org

Kathy Im
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
macfound.org

Lori McGlinchey
Open Society Foundations
OpenSocietyFoundations.org

Cara Mertes
The Ford Foundation / JustFilms
FordFoundation.org

Jane Meseck
Microsoft Corporation
microsoft.com

David Rousseau
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
kff.org

Jonathan Sotsky
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knightfoundation.org

Chair

David Haas
Wyncote Foundation
WyncoteFoundation.org

Treasurer

Martin Collier
The Glaser Progress Foundation
glaserfoundation.org

Secretary

Joy Thomas Moore
JWS Consulting

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Staff

Executive Director

Vincent Stehle
vince (at) mediafunders (dot) org

Operations Manager

Lyn Church
lyn (at) mediafunders (dot) org

Program Consultant

Sarah Armour-Jones
sarah (at) mediafunders (dot) org

Project Consultant

Jessica Clark
jessica (at) mediafunders (dot) org