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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Preview of the 2020 Knight Media Forum

We’re using our February Journalism Funders webinar as an opportunity to offer a preview of Knight Foundation’s 2020 Knight Media Forum, an annual gathering designed for foundation presidents, their board members and executive staff, and senior level community and media leaders.

The Nonprofit Technology Conference presented by NTEN

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

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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