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The 2020 Media Impact Forum — Earth to World: Cool It
A series of online discussions on philanthropy's role in amplifying media's efforts to address the world's most urgent crisis.
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The 2020 Media Impact Forum — Earth to World: Cool It

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 2020 Journalism Funders Gathering

A statement from Media Impact Funders: While we remain committed to hosting our annual journalism funders gathering this fall, our decision to move forward with an in-person gathering will depend on how COVID-19 continues to unfold over the next several months. The health and safety of our network is our highest priority. Stay tuned for […]

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 will lose our democracy if we don't maintain local media." Watch our #MIForum session with actress-activist @Janefonda & @democracynow on civil disobedience, climate change & the need for philanthropy to step up its support for journalism.

We're thrilled to announce a $300,000 grant from @gatesfoundation to grow our network of journalism funders. It's critical support that signals the importance of sparking increased philanthropic attention to journalism in the U.S.: