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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CANCELLED – Film Funders: Join your colleagues at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

For the past six years, MIF has been gathering film funders at Sundance as a way to connect, share and learn from one another. It’s one of our favorite funder meetings of the year, but unfortunately we are unable to host the meeting in-person this time. We have a backup plan. On Feb. 15, after we’ve […]

WORKSHOP: How to use data to inform funding decisions

Candid (formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar)—which provides data-driven tools, educational resources and trainings, analyses, and more to the philanthropic sector—is offering a workshop to help funders learn how to use data maps to inform funding priorities and strategic decision-making. These maps are free, interactive tools that show the full scope of philanthropically-funded projects. For this […]

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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