The Fund for Investigative Journalism is proud to announce a pair of gifts that will further the work of independent watchdog journalists.
An unsolicited $100,000 gift from the Weissman Family Foundation was a very pleasant surprise.
A family representative told FIJ that concerns over an “assault on facts” prompted the foundation’s decision to seek out and financially support an investigative journalism nonprofit.
Earlier this year, the craigslist Charitable Fund gave FIJ $75,000, the second time the philanthropic organization has donated to our mission.
“These gifts recognize the pivotal role FIJ plays in bringing vital journalism to light,” said FIJ Board President Ricardo Sandoval-Palos. “The generous contributions provide support to even more independent journalists who want to make sure that institutions of power are held accountable.”
The contributions help FIJ secure additional funds from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, which had vowed to match up to $25,000 of new money raised by FIJ.
We hope the generosity will keep flowing as FIJ strives to continue its mission of backing important projects that would otherwise go unreported.
In other news: Bobby Caina Calvan, a former reporter with the Associated Press and the Boston Globe, has joined FIJ’s staff as director of operations.
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