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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2021 Annual Journalism Funders Gathering

Keeping the health and safety of our network in mind, and given the sharp rise in cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant, our 2021 Journalism Funders Gathering will now take place virtually on Oct. 13-14. We’ll focus on the “big questions” facing journalism, and the agenda will feature plenty of networking and participant-led discussions. AGENDA […]

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival 2021

Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, celebrates the finest new films inspired by the investigative instinct. It combines film screenings for the public with a professional symposium for journalists and visual storytellers. Now in its seventh year, DX does more than just identify and celebrate a new genre of filmmaking. It casts […]

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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Earlier this year, we announced $6.6 million in spring grant awards. It is with great enthusiasm we recognize the following nonprofit organizations supporting education across Central Oklahoma.