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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United Philanthropy Forum’s annual conference

The United Philanthropy Forum’s 2019 annual conference will be the nation’s largest gathering of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). It brings together the leadership and staff of all PSOs working to advance, inform and support the nation’s philanthropic sector. It’s the only conference where we can delve into our unique role as CEOs and […]

Saving the Vaquitas: Screening and discussion of National Geographic’s new film, Sea of Shadows

Media Impact Funders, Philanthropy New York and the Environmental Grantmakers Association invite you to a special screening and discussion of the award-winning film Sea of Shadows, that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists and the Mexican Navy on their last minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest Whale — the Vaquita– from extinction.

Mapping the Field of Media and Philanthropy: The Latest Data, Networks and Trends

Developed in partnership with the 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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Today, we received 4 national #Murrow Awards for that work, plus a fifth for overall excellence.

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