May 2019—
8:30 am—3:00 pm

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please note: This is a funders-only gathering.


How is philanthropy catalyzing the reinvention of local journalism? That is our guiding question as we gather our journalism funders network for a day of programming and conversation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at the National Constitution Center.

We’ll kick off with brief catalyst talks by Kyra Kyles of the Field Foundation, Ariel Zirulnick of the Membership Puzzle Project and Cassie Haynes of the journalism collaborative Resolve Philadelphia.

Mid-day, the Knight Foundation’s Jennifer Preston and Wyncote Foundation’s Feather Houstoun will have an open conversation about catalyzing foundation funding for journalism.

Most of the day will be devoted to conversations among members of the network. We’ll use an Open Space process to allow participants to set the agenda for two hourlong sessions about the topics they feel are most important to funders’ roles in building more resilient, representative and inclusive local news.

This session follows our May 23 Media Impact Forum, and is targeted to funders who support journalism or are interested in journalism grantmaking.

Book your room

We’ve secured a room block at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia (the hotel is located right next door to the American Philosophical Society) from 5/22/2019-5/24/2019 at a rate of $409/night.  Click here to book your hotel room by Wednesday, May 8.  We encourage you to book your room as soon as possible.

If the room block is booked, the following options may have rooms available a la carte.