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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2019 Media Impact Forum

This year’s Media Impact Forum will explore the intersection between the arts, culture and media, and will focus on the impact of creative expression through media. In particular, we’ll take a close look the connection between radio and community, and how this format continues to promote civic dialogue to the broadest audiences possible.

Reinventing local journalism: An Open Space conversation

How is philanthropy catalyzing the reinvention of local journalism? That is our guiding question as we gather our journalism funders network for a day of programming and conversation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at the National Constitution Center.

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

Developed in partnership with the 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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Watch our 40th Annual Meeting: Reframing Philanthropy. Live Now!

Next week, we're convening funders around radio, audio, community, local journalism & more. We're looking forward to learning, networking & connecting with you! Learn more & register:

Today #NewsMatch shares its new learning report to reflect not only what its team is learning, but also what nonprofit news organizations are sharing with us about their fundraising needs and opportunities. #journalism