About the Field

Whether they are concerned about health, climate change or other environmental issues, or any other pressing public-interest issue, more and more foundations are recognizing the power of media. Learn more about the importance of media funding and its role in preserving civil society, the scope of media funding, the history of the field and examples of foundations and their myriad initiatives to support effective media.

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Mapping the field of media and philanthropy: The latest data, networks and trends

Developed in partnership with the Foundation Center, our media grants data map is a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically-funded media projects worldwide since 2009. This tool enables users to see, understand and dig deep into the numbers, networks and trends surrounding media and philanthropy.

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Reports from the Field

IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, is a searchable, curated collection of reports that provide users with a deep dive into social issues. Our collection is dedicated to research on media and journalism trends, analyses, case studies and more.