(Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is proud to announce that the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation has renewed its support of the Fund’s grant-making program. The $100,000 donation from the Foundation will underwrite grants to independent reporters who have leads, ideas, and expertise, but need help paying the expenses of reporting. The Oklahoma City-based foundation has been ...

From Kate Pastor, for City Limits, a series on Bronx Housing Court, overwhelmed with cases, with little help available for tenants about to lose their housing. Photo credit: Adi Talwar ...

Application deadlines for the next three grant cycles are as following: Monday, May 11, 2015, at 5pm Eastern Time. Monday, September 21, 2015, at 5pm Eastern Time. Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5pm Eastern Time. ...

In a column for the New York Times, Marcus Stern explains why oil trains keep blowing up across America. A 2014 investigation of the train explosions by Stern and Sebastian Jones for InsideClimate News, the Weather Channel, and the Investigative Fund was financed, in part, by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Park Foundation. Photo credit: Jason Rudge / ...

From Jeff Kelly Lowenstein for the Center for Public Integrity and Hoy Chicago, an investigation of nursing homes’ staffing levels. Lowenstein found that most nursing homes tell different stories to the public and to the government. They tell the public that staffing levels are higher than what they report on official documents filed with the federal government. Read more. Photo ...