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Foundations Fund USA News and Info for $128 million since 2005

At least 180 community, family and other foundations have contributed nearly $128 million in grants to news and information initiatives in the United States since 2005.

That’s according to a report released today by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. The press release adds:

The information is contained in a grants database that is part of J-Lab’s report, “New Media Makers: A Toolkit for Innovators in Community Media and Grant Making.“ The toolkit, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, offers case studies, videos and online resources that capture lessons from these new media makers and their funders.

The database shows that of the nearly $128 million awarded, more than $56 million has gone to support three investigative journalism projects.

When I have a little more time, I will take a look at the database and see what I can find.

2 Responses to “Foundations Fund USA News and Info for $128 million since 2005”

  1. Digidave Says:

    I’m curious as hell what three projects got 43% of all the funding…..

  2. Leonard Witt Says:

    Hi David:

    Your can find all the foundation gifts here.