Fund for Investigative Journalism Announces 12 New Grantees & 6 New Stories

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We are delighted to announce the newest group of journalists who are receiving grants and other support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to produce groundbreaking stories. Our 12 newest grantees are based in nine states across the country. We do not disclose the nature of our grantees’ investigations until they are published. The next deadline to apply for grants on any topic is Monday, May 9.

Our newest grantees are:

  • Angelika Albaladejo, award-winning investigative reporter covering inequality from the Western United States
  • Peter Byrne, investigative reporter and science writer based in Northern California
  • Alexia Fernandez Campbell, investigative journalist based in Washington, D.C.
  • Margaret Coker, award-winning veteran investigative reporter who heads Georgia’s only nonprofit digital investigative news organization
  • Katherine Eban, award-winning investigative journalist, Vanity Fair contributing editor and Andrew Carnegie Fellow
  • InvestigateWest, a nonprofit investigative journalism newsroom located in Seattle, with Wilson Criscione, the outlet’s first full-time investigative reporter
  • Kate Martin, award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience covering topics including education, government and business
  • Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, a non-profit news organization in Mississippi
  • PublicSource, a nonprofit news organization in Pittsburgh, PA
  • San Francisco Public Press, an independent nonprofit newsroom publishing in-depth policy news online, in print and on the radio.
  • Helen Santoro, freelance science journalist from Gunnison, CO
  • Julia Shipley, a journalist focused on environmental justice and culture, and Olga Loginova, a documentary filmmaker and journalist covering science and environment


In recent weeks, new stories and projects have been published by six grantees. These stories are below. Visit our website for an index of our grantees’ stories over the last 18 months and highlights of impact sparked by our grantees’ reporting.

For stories published in the last 12 months with grants and other support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism go to:

For highlights of the impact of stories published with grants from the Fund, go to:

The Fund is currently offering expedited grants for timely stories on any topic. To learn more about how to apply for grants, go to: