Washington – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce the continuing generous support from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, based in Oklahoma City.
The Foundation has given a $100,000 grant to support a program of assistance to investigative reporters who are pursuing stories in the public interest, but need funding to cover the expenses of reporting.
The Fund is particularly grateful for the demonstration of confidence from the Foundation, one of the leaders in philanthropic support for non-profit newsrooms that are re-invigorating investigative journalism throughout the United States.
The Fund is among fourteen investigative reporting organizations that received a combined total of $1.9 million in support from the Foundation in its most recent round of grant-making.
“The Foundation is a leader in the movement to find new, innovative models that will keep investigative journalism alive and well,” said Brant Houston, president of the Fund. “But it also recognizes the importance of those organizations – such as the Fund – that have played a key role for decades in fostering superb and independent investigative stories.”
The Foundation’s support has meant that the Fund has been able to make grants for dozens of investigative journalism projects, many of them winning prestigious journalism awards. The Fund’s grants to journalists average about $5,000.
The Fund is also supported by The Herb Block Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, the Green Park Foundation, The Nara Fund, the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, private family foundations, and individuals. The John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the Journalism Department in the College of Media at the University of Illinois also supports the Fund, as does the Dykema law firm.
The Fund is currently accepting applications for grants. The next deadline is Monday March 11 at 5pm Eastern time.
Donations to the Fund can be made online, www.fij.org, or by mail to the Fund for Investigative Journalism, 529 14th Street NW – 13th floor, Washington DC 20045.