Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
320 E 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
This is a funder-only gathering.
JFunders, our annual journalism funders gathering, will take place Oct. 11 & 12 at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in New York City. Save the date by registering now, and we’ll be in touch soon with more details on the agenda, speakers, hotel accommodations, and more.
We look forward to seeing you all in person. Here’s what you need to know:
WHAT IS JFUNDERS?
This annual gathering, which began 20 years ago, 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 in part 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 solutions to rebuild local news, 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 2022 Gathering.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Members (in person): $500
Non-members (in person): $700
CAN YOU HELP SPONSOR THE JOURNALISM FUNDERS GATHERING?
Generous sponsorship comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation, Lumina Foundation and The Joyce Foundation. If you are interested in providing sponsorship, email Courtney Eshleman, MIF’s director of development & member engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.