(Washington) The Fund for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce it has received $18,000 in support from the Gannett Foundation to further the Fund’s grant-making and mentoring programs.
This grant marks the third year the Gannett Foundation has provided funding for the Fund’s grants for independent investigative reporters and for its mentoring program in partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors.
“The Gannett Foundation has played a crucial role in improving the quality of the work of our grantees and in giving them the opportunity to get feedback and advice from veteran investigative journalists,” said Brant Houston, president of the Fund’s board of directors. “We deeply appreciate that Gannett continues to support our work and that of our grantees.”
The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation supported by the Gannett Co., Inc. – whose portfolio of media and marketing companies includes USA TODAY. The Foundation supports many journalism education, training, and diversity programs with the goal of “investing in the future of the media industry.”
For more than forty years 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.
In addition to support from The Gannett Foundation, the Fund receives foundation support from The Ethics And Excellence in Journalism Foundation, The Reva & David Logan Foundation, The Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, The Herb Block Foundation, The Green Park Foundation, The Park Foundation, The Nara Fund, from private family foundations, and from 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. Pro bono legal services are provided by Dykema. Pro bono business advisory services are provided by Leigh Riddick, Associate Professor of Finance at The American University’s Kogod School of Business.
The Fund has been endorsed by the Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington as being cost-effective while advancing crucial investigative projects in the US and around the globe.
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 D.C. 20045.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism is currently accepting proposals for investigations in the United States and abroad. The deadline for applications is Monday, October 21 at 5pm Eastern time. Check for instructions and apply online: www.fij.org.