The Field of Media Funding

The term “media” now means so much more than just journalism and newspapers. Learn more about the importance of media funding and its role in preserving civil society, the scope of media funding, the history of the field and examples of foundations and their myriad initiatives to support effective media.

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As an event-driven organization, we’re constantly bringing changemakers together, whether in-person or online, to make strategic connections with like-minded professionals.

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Frank 2023: The Long View

frank, the gathering for people who change the world, is back in person and online in 2023.

Heading to frank 2023? Join us for a funder gathering

Join frank and Media Impact Funders—a national network of funders who support public interest media—for an invitation-only preview of intriguing ideas from the conference and an opportunity to have a more intimate dialogue with key speakers. The meeting will take place from 9-11 a.m. ET  on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Hampton Inn, 101 SE […]

Mapping the Field of Media and Philanthropy: The Latest Data, Networks and Trends

Developed in partnership with Candid (formerly Foundation Center), our media grants data map is a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically-funded media projects worldwide since 2009. This tool enables users to see, understand and dig deep into the numbers, networks and trends surrounding media and philanthropy.

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