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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Monthly JFunder Network Meeting – January

We remain committed to hosting monthly calls for funders who currently support or who are interested in supporting journalism.

Film funders: Join your colleagues ahead of the Sundance Film Festival

Are you participating in this year’s reimagined Sundance Film Festival, which is unfolding online for the first time ever via live premieres as well as on-demand second screenings of 70+ features, 50+ shorts, and dozens of events? For the past six years, MIF has been gathering film funders at Sundance as a way to connect, share […]

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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As we approach inauguration, we stand with 260+ peers to call on political leaders to fully reject conspiracists and extremist violence and protect democracy. #PhilanthropyForDemocracy

Registration is open for the 2021 Knight Media Forum! From March 2-4, we’ll gather virtually to hear from leading thinkers, scholars + philanthropists on strengthening #localnews, communities and our democracy. Learn more + RSVP: #kmf21

FUNDERS! The 3rd & final installment of our Exploring Big Tech webinar series concludes Feb. 10 with a discussion about the organizations building digital public spaces that put people over profit. Register: @Wikimedia @VolunteerMatch @Amara_PCF @mozilla