October 2019—
8:30 am—3:00 pm

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
185 Berry Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94107

This is a funder-only gathering.


We are delighted to be hosting this two-day annual gathering of journalism funders on Oct. 29-30 at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in San Francisco, CA.

The agenda will include conversations about strengthening local news through best practices in local and place-based journalism funding. Through presentations and small group discussions, we will explore some of the most pressing issues facing journalism today, including threats to journalism, diversity in the field, and the need for new forms of participatory civic media.

Attendees will have ample time to share major initiatives in the field, highlight specific journalism projects, and identify potential opportunities for collaboration.

This annual journalism funders meeting, which Media Impact Funders has helped to convene over the last few years, is aimed at strengthening connections among members of this network and giving funders the time and space to discuss their current work among peers.

Stay tuned as we continue to shape the programming.

About the Journalism Funders Network

MIF’s Journalism Funders Network is a diverse constellation of 50-plus philanthropy organizations working in journalism and media. Through convenings, original research reports and field-building activities, we aim to strengthen connections among journalism funders and offer funders opportunities to discuss their current work among peers. Learn more.

Book your room now

We’ve secured a room block at the Hotel VIA (the hotel is a 5-minute walk to the site of the gathering) from Oct. 28-30 at a rate of $329.00 per night. Book by Oct. 7 to take advantage of this special rate. We encourage you to book your room as soon as possible. Book now.

Support for this conference comes in part from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation and Humanity United.

Thank you to our host committee for their leadership and guidance.

  • David Rousseau – Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Sandy Herz – Skoll Foundation
  • Christie George – New Media Ventures
  • Tim Isgitt – Humanity United
  • Brian Eule – Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Richard Tate – California Wellness Foundation
  • Jon Funabiki – Renaissance Journalism
  • Alden Feldon – Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
  • Jonathan Logan – Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
  • Amy Low – Emerson Collective
  • Genny Biggs – Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Crystal Hayling – The Libra Foundation
  • Sally Mudd – California Health Care Foundation
  • Eric Antebi – California Health Care Foundation