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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“Clarissa’s Battle”: A powerful early childhood education advocacy tool

Join the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Media Impact Funders and the Raising Child Care Fund for a discussion about how “Clarissa’s Battle,” a new documentary film, and other social movement documentaries can be used as powerful grassroots organizing tools. Driven by her own experience losing child care and becoming unhoused with her infant son, Xavier, single mother and […]

Upholding Democracy: How to Leverage Philanthropic Capital to Transform the Media Landscape

Philanthropy has long been critical in sustaining public interest media through the various stages of landscape shifts. Now as the country faces unprecedented polarization, rampant disinformation, and the overall erosion of trust in media, philanthropy must again shift – this time, to target investment in sustainable, scalable media companies and organizations.  Across the board, media […]

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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We were so fortunate to hear a sweeping overview on the current local news landscape from @nancygibbs at #JFunders22 last month. This is an amazing presentation:

Just posted our list of accepted sessions! (Thanks again to everyone who proposed a session, and will be leading one)

You can also check out the time blocks for December 8-9:

.@Janet_Holt8 makes a call to centering measurement around ✨reproductive freedom ✨and the ability of women to live their life aspirations 🙌🏽 moving beyond a health systems approach to redefine success. #ICFP2022