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Funding, editorial mentorship and legal support will help journalists produce groundbreaking investigative stories WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2022 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that its board of directors has awarded grants to reporters and media outlets for 21 new investigative projects.  The new grantees are working on local, state and national investigative stories in 11 states in ...

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting proposals for grants to cover the expenses of investigative stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sectors related to threats to democracy in the U.S. These can include, for example, investigative stories on barriers to voting, voter suppression, misinformation, political influence in election systems, efforts to undermine ...

Two months after The Daily Chronicle, which covers several communities in and around DeKalb County in Illinois, began its series on the condition of the public drinking water system in Sycamore, Illinois has stepped in to help clean up the system to replace lead pipes that were delivering water to residents. The state has allocated $1,606,426 in funding to Sycamore ...

New fund honoring organization’s past board president will support grants to journalists  WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2022 – The Fund for Investigative Journalism today announced that it is launching the Daniel S. Greenberg Fund for Politics of Science Investigations to support journalists covering the field of science critically.  Greenberg pioneered a rigorous, witty, often biting style of journalism that subjected ...

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 ...

By Eric Ferrero, Executive DirectorIt’s been six months since Jane C. Hu’s deeply reported investigation on public health officials being hounded out of their jobs by right-wing extremists was published, and I still talk about her story nearly every week. It’s one of those stories that sticks with you – partly because it’s even more relevant now than when it ...

Heat kills. And in the United States in the past decade, heat has killed nearly 400 workers — mostly people of color — who were employed in often-grueling outdoor work collecting trash, picking crops and constructing buildings. But it took a team of investigative reporters from Columbia Journalism Investigations and National Public Radio, with support from the Fund, to focus ...

Expedited grants: We provide expedited review for proposals that are extremely urgent and cannot wait for the regular review cycle. These proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants receive a decision within about two weeks. All proposals are submitted through the same application form. More information about our grants is below. Additional resources about applying for grants include: Frequently Asked ...

The bankruptcy of prominent Easterday Ranches in Washington State, where owner Cody Easterday had lost more than $200 million in cattle futures, offered a rare opportunity to examine the opaque world of beef pricing, and in particular, Tyson Foods, one of four meat packing corporations controlling 73 percent of the protein market in the United States. Easterday was being prosecuted ...

Reveal exposes how a lack of enforcement mechanisms and patchwork state laws have contributed to the deaths of dozens of domestic violence victims. FIJ Grantee, Jennifer Gollan, did an analysis of 21 states and tallied the number of intimate partners, children and bystanders whose lives are shattered by abusers who fail to give up their firearms. She found that from ...