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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Upcoming Events

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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JFunder Network Meeting – July

These conversations are meant to serve as an opportunity for you to share what your organization is doing, learn about collaborative efforts from your peers, and stay connected to what’s happening in the field. If you’d like to share an update on your work or want to bounce an idea off your colleagues, let us […]

2022 United Philanthropy Forum Annual Conference

The 2022 Forum Annual Conference is unlike any other event in the philanthropy sector. It is the only event that brings together people from all of the country’s philanthropy associations and networks—philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) that play a key role in advancing, convening, mobilizing, informing and supporting the field. The Forum’s 2022 Annual Conference is the […]

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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🗞️ The MIF Newsletter: Revisiting #StoriesforJustice at the #MIForum + Inside Perspective Fund's Strategy to Support the Doc Film Ecosystem + Save the Date for #JFunders22, our Annual Gathering of Journalism Funders: https://mailchi.mp/mediafunders/mif-newsletter-june-2022

We all have a stake in nurturing strong local news. Out today, the 2020 report @CISLMUNC on #USNewsDeserts.

News Deserts and Ghost Newspapers: Will #localnews Survive? For more: https://www.usnewsdeserts.com/reports/news-deserts-and-ghost-newspapers-will-local-news-survive/

It was great to be back together with our members in person. But it was also a great privilege to work with a professional team at National Geographic in producing an event worth watching on video now. https://twitter.com/MediaFunders/status/1541879721138561028