Call for Proposals on Economic Inequities, Climate Change

Washington – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is putting out a special call for proposals taking a sharply focused, investigative approach to two important public policy issues:  1) economic inequities in America, and 2) climate change.

These special grant opportunities have been made possible with a $50,000 grant from the Green Park Foundation. Grant proposals will be reviewed and voted upon by the board of the Fund for Investigative Journalism. The board is interested in funding projects that break new ground.  If a proposal incorporates angles that have received some attention in the media, applicants are asked to acknowledge the work already done, and explain how the proposed reporting project will dig more deeply and/or significantly advance the story.

The next deadline for proposals is Wednesday February 15 at 5pm Eastern time. Grants will be awarded in March.  Grant deadlines for April and September will be announced later in the year. Support for FIJ’s investigative reporting grant program comes from the Green Park Foundation, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, the Otto-Whalley Family Foundation, The Nara Fund, Inc., and individual donors.

Grant awards average $5,000. Applicants are encouraged to review detailed instructions on the FIJ website, and call or email executive director Sandy Bergo with any questions: [email protected], phone: 202-391-0206. Applications are filed online: