"Our mission is to advance and catalyze the work of a diverse range of funders committed to media that informs, engages and inspires. Our vision is a world in which compelling media serves the public interest."
"Media Impact Funders is a membership organization that advances the work of a broad range of funders committed to effective use and support of media in the public interest."
Membership in this network is open to all philanthropic organizations that fund journalism projects. We offer a free and accessible platform for those engaged in the field to share news, information and activities; to consider and propose solutions to systemic challenges within journalism; and to spark collaborations and develop relationships to strengthen the field at large.
"We provide valuable information about the state of media-related funding, impact metrics and policy. We highlight substantive projects that demonstrate the power of media in the public interest, and how funders are using storytelling to advance their missions."
- 1.Organizing convenings and events
- 2.Researching journalism funding trends
- 3.Field-buildingRegular convenings with our journalism funders network have helped funders develop closer relationships within areas of shared funding and facilitated a growing sense of cohesion across funding areas to more effectively face the challenges to the journalism landscape. The convenings offer deeper insights into the current trends and future directions of journalism funding, which we incorporate into our research and field-building work.