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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Member Briefing with Perspective Fund — A call to action: Recommendations for documentary impact funders

Over a series of sessions hosted in 2020 and 2021, Perspective Fund gathered its current and recent grantees whose work serves as the backbone of the documentary impact field. These grantees, all focused on strengthening and innovating different aspects of the impact ecosystem, gathered not only to build community but to participate in a two-way […]

2022 Media Impact Forum: Stories for Justice

Storytelling can make injustice more visible and more visceral, and can create pathways for deeper understanding and empathy. It can also uplift communities and mobilize and empower them to take action. There are many new and innovative ways for funders, journalists and media makers to support, create and disseminate stories reflective of the communities most […]

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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5 key topics that we’ll be covering at the Collaborative Journalism Summit:

1. Revenue side collaboration
2. Cross-border work strengthens
3. Cross-field work is recognized
4. Democracy-related efforts
5. U.S statewide efforts get a boost

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We are THRILLED to announce the full schedule + speaker lineup for the Media Impact Forum on 6/1 in Washington, D.C. We'll hear inspiring #StoriesforJustice and network with old friends & new at this annual gathering of #mediafunders! Join us! https://bit.ly/3MpOzOb #MIForum

In this @MediaFunders Member Briefing 5/24 (open to all funders), hear from the Perspective Fund + @werepjustice about some of the most meaningful takeaways from two years of funder listening in the documentary impact field. https://www.trustbasedphilanthropy.org/events/2022/5-24/mif-recommendations-for-documentary-funders @MediaFunders