What We Do

Media Impact Funders is a member-supported network of funders who seek to improve society through media and technology. We achieve this by serving as a learning resource for grantmakers interested in using media to further their missions. As a catalyst connecting funders and allies, we encourage their collaboration and support the ever-growing field of media that informs, engages and inspires.

We serve the field in three ways:

  • As a learning hub
    We provide valuable information about the state of media-related funding, impact metrics and policy. We highlight substantive projects that demonstrate the power of media in the public interest, and how funders are using storytelling to advance their missions.
  • As a resource for philanthropic partnership
    By taking a broad view across the field of media funding to include many different types of platforms, issues and philanthropic goals, we are uniquely able to connect funders and media makers who might not otherwise cross paths.
  • As a convener to advance media and technology efforts within philanthropy
    Online and in-person, we gather foundation leaders and visionaries in order to support learning and spark innovative collaborations.

A note on solicitation and fundraising: Media Impact Funders works with the broader media field; however, we are not able to provide direct assistance to organizations or individuals seeking funding. We do not assist grantseekers in contacting or soliciting our members. We encourage open sharing of ideas and innovative projects; however MIF events or publications may not be used for fundraising solicitations.