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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Supporting Impact Production Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

In August 2019, Media Impact Funders held a special meeting to help chart a course for the field of media impact assessment. We convened leading practitioners to identify best practices, assess the state of practice more broadly, and explore new ways of doing media impact assessment. We reconvened the group at the 2020 Sundance Film […]

BlackStar Film Festival

BlackStar Film Festival, the world’s premier celebration of Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and video artists, is pleased to announce that the ninth edition of our annual festival will take place August 20-26, 2020.

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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NCG’s board and staff are pleased to announce the conclusion of a rigorous search for the organization’s next president and CEO. We hope you will join us in welcoming Dwayne S. Marsh as NCG's incoming leader! https://bit.ly/3iyD4Vd

If you're a freelance documentary impact producer, please know: There is a global relief fund. Round 3 opens TODAY. Learn more and apply by Aug. 19: https://bit.ly/36HVFtl

If you haven't supported @19thnews yet, today is THE day. Thank you SO MUCH to @HeinzEndow for matching all gifts dollar for dollar. https://twitter.com/19thnews/status/1293540307901075456