Fund for Investigative Journalism grant proposals, deadline Sept 8

Another great funding opportunity – this one from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Seems like they'll fund many different types of projects: print, broadcast, multimedia. FYI, it looks like the link to apply for the grant is broken on their main page, but you can access it here: Good luck!


FIJ Seeks Grant Proposals from Journalists Investigating Issues in States and Local Communities – and for Stories for Ethnic Media

For more information contact:
Sandy Bergo

WASHINGTON (August 4, 2010) — The Fund for Investigative Journalism has announced that the deadline for its next round of grant proposals is Wednesday, September 8.

The Fund is particularly interested in proposals from U.S. reporters investigating issues in their states and local communities, and working on investigative stories for ethnic media. The program for local, regional, and ethnic media is funded by a $100,000 grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

FIJ accepts applications through its newly redesigned website,

Questions about the application process can be sent to Fund executive director Sandy Bergo,

For more than forty years, the Fund for Investigative Journalism has supported work by reporters who do not have the resources to do their investigations, with grants ranging from $500 to $10,000. The Fund’s distinguished board not only decides which applicants to help, but also provides guidance in pursuing stories and placing them with media outlets. In a new partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Fund also matches grant recipients with veteran journalists who serve as mentors, at a recipient’s request. 

The Fund depends on donations from foundations and individuals. Donations can be made online or by mail to The Fund for Investigative Journalism, 910 17th Street NW – 7th floor, Washington DC 20006.

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