October 2021—
13—14
9:00 am—1:00 pm

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

This is a funder-only gathering which will have a virtual component for those who aren't able to make the trip.

We’re excited to announce that our 2021 Journalism Funders Gathering will take place Oct. 13-14 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. Yes, our goal (and our hope) is that we’ll be able to have face-to-face conversations with some of you. We’ll also have an online component for those who aren’t able to take the trip. Depending on health guidelines, if we decide to cancel the in-person meeting entirely, we’ll all convene remotely as we have been.

We hope you’ll join us for this important event. Here’s what you need to know:

WHAT IS THE JOURNALISM FUNDERS GATHERING?

This annual gathering provides an important opportunity to strengthen connections among journalism funders and to provide opportunities for funders to discuss their work and share ideas with one another.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

We know that funders rely on the expertise of other funders. This meeting will help you make connections to peers who are eager to share best practices and lessons learned. 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 bring funders together around specific topics, connect funders and media makers who might not otherwise cross paths, and in the process, expand the field of journalism funding.

WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA?

This year’s agenda will feature discussions on new initiatives in the field, innovative funding models, efforts to build and sustain media equity, and more. Stay tuned for more details as we continue to shape this program. In the meantime, see what we discussed at our 2020 gathering.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

After undergoing a yearlong strategic planning process to help us better serve the growing fields of media and philanthropy, we have decided to implement a member and non-member fee.

Members (in person): $250 || Members (virtual): $100

Non-members (in person): $300 || Non-members (virtual): $150

WHAT IS THE JOURNALISM FUNDERS NETWORK?

MIF’s Journalism Funders Network is a strong and active network of MIF and comprises a diverse constellation of philanthropic organizations. Through convenings, original research reports and field-building activities, we aim to strengthen connections among journalism funders and offer them opportunities to discuss their work among peers. Learn more.

CAN YOU HELP SPONSOR THE JOURNALISM FUNDERS GATHERING?

Generous sponsorship comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. If you are interested in providing sponsorship, email Courtney Eshleman, MIF’s director of development & member engagement, at courtney@mediafunders.org.