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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote
Journalistic Integrity and Quality Work

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Scripps Howard Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/30/20

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to promote integrity and quality within the field of journalism. Funding may support career development, multimedia education, First Amendment causes, international free press, professional organizations, media research, and programs that foster diversity, ethics and entrepreneurial enterprise in the communications profession.

Foundation grants give professional journalists the funding they need to cover issues of national and international importance with insight and integrity, and help others refresh their skill sets or prepare for new careers in journalism.

Recent recipients have included:

  • The Carole Kneeland Project
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • The Poynter Institute for Media in support of its news producers training program;
  • The American Society of News Editors for its Diversity Leadership Institute;
  • CUNY for the Product Thinking for News Workshop

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162293

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation’s by-laws only allow it to make grants to organizations that have a 501(c)(3) status, which means that you cannot apply for a grant until the 501(c)(3) status has been awarded.

Please do not apply if your organization:

- Is not tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3)
- Is a fraternal, labor or merchant association
- Is a private foundation
- Has practices are not in keeping with the Foundation’s equal opportunity policy
- Is an educational institution that is not at the college or university level
- Will fund for religious purposes
- Is a political organization or organization designed primarily to lobby
- Is health related
- Is an athletic team

Pre-Application Information:

Grants requests must be submitted in writing by April 30 for consideration during the year’s first grants period and by Sept. 15 for second-half consideration. Successful grant applications are typically awarded in late June and December.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://scrippshowardfoundation.submittable.com/submit/a46a46d9-cb80-463a-851a-bea43634328e/journalism-grant-application

Dr. Battinto Batts
513-977-3030
Battinto.Batts@Scripps.com

If you have technical questions about the application, we’ll be happy to help. Please call us at (855) 467-8264 between 10:30 AM EST to 7 PM EST, or leave a message any time. We can also be reached at support@submittable.com 24/7.

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