(Washington) The Fund for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce it has received $15,000 in support from the Gannett Foundation to help underwrite the Fund’s grant-making program.
For the past five years, The Gannett Foundation has provided support for investigative reporters working with grants from the Fund. Those reporters have exposed wrongdoing and abuse of power in the United States, including stories of the callous treatment of new mothers in prison, the psychological damage caused by solitary confinement, the prevalence of returning women soldiers afflicted by PTSD, and traffic stops that target Hispanic motorists.
The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation supported by the Gannett Co., Inc., owner of USA TODAY.
For more than four decades, the Fund has paid reporting expenses of reporters who have the ideas, sources, and know-how to produce groundbreaking investigative journalism but lack the resources to complete their projects.