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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The Nonprofit Technology Conference presented by NTEN

The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the can’t-miss technology event for the nonprofit sector.

International Journalism Festival

The international journalism festival in Perugia, Italy, is the largest media event in Europe. It is an open invitation to listen to, learn from and network with the best of global journalism. Informality and accessibility are its key features, and is free entry for all attendees. Learn more about the festival.

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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Join our growing network of funders who recognize the value of vibrant and compelling media to educate, inspire, and promote a just society.

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This year's @knightfdn Media Forum livestream (provided by @detroitpublictv) is relevant to #BerksCounty, which has not been immune to the upheaval in the news industry. Read more from the online journal of our Senior VP for Programs and Initiatives:

Pulling for @themarkup as an org rejecting pervasive online surveillance. No third-party tracking. They'll collect as little personal information about readers as possible, and will never monetize this data. This could be our tech future and @FordFoundation is here for it.