The Journalism portfolio recognizes and supports journalism as a critical element of a healthy and multicultural democracy. To achieve this goal, we support nonprofit journalism organizations across two focus areas: underrepresented groups and voices in media; and investigative journalism.

The Journalism portfolio maximizes its support by funding outstanding leaders and key organizations, and awarding general support as often as possible.

Focus Areas:

  • Underrepresented Groups and Voices in Media: The Foundation invests in journalism leaders and organizations that help increase coverage, stories, and amplification of voices of underrepresented and misrepresented communities. The American Mosaic Journalism Prize is part of this line of work, in addition to such leading organizations and projects as Futuro Media, TransLash, Truth Be Told, Our Body Politic, The 19th, and Capital B, among others.
  • Investigative Journalism: The Foundation supports key organizations conducting quality investigative journalism. This type of journalism, critical to holding the powerful accountable, is too often both expensive, time-intensive, and underfunded by newsrooms. Examples of our investigative journalism grantees include ProPublica, Report for America, and FRONTLINE, among others.

American Mosaic Journalism Prize
The American Mosaic Journalism Prize is awarded annually for excellence in long-form, narrative, or deep reporting on stories about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the present American landscape. The Prize recognizes two freelance journalists with an unrestricted cash award of $100,000 per recipient.

View all journalism grants and awards.

Futuro Media founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa interviews David Luis "Suave" Gonzalez in Philadelphia, with producer Maggie Freleng recording audio. Photo courtesy of Futuro Studios
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