Philanthropy is playing an increasingly significant role in supporting journalism—especially local and investigative work, as well as identifying new business models that will work in a competitive digital media landscape.

We are pleased to share our new report, Journalism Grantmaking: New Funding, Models and Partnerships to Sustain and Grow the Field. Written by Sarah Armour-Jones, consultant to Media Impact Funders, the research draws on data from our media grants mapping tool, developed in partnership with Candid (formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar). The report was produced with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Highlights include:

  • Journalism-focused philanthropy has nearly quadrupled since 2009;
  • Philanthropy is playing a critically important role in advancing new business models for the journalism industry;
  • Community foundations are increasingly becoming key partners in building and sustaining local news and information;
  • Since 2009, community foundations have given $17 million to investigative reporting efforts;
  • And much more
Read the Report

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