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Foundation for National Progress

San Francisco, California

Foundation for National Progress was awarded $1,850,000 between 1998 and 2017, including 4 grants in Journalism & Media.


2017 • 4 months

The Media Consortium, a project of the Foundation for National Progress, is a network of independent journalism organizations, including local and regional news outlets, indigenous and ethnic media, and media representing communities of color. The Media Consortium works to strengthen these outlets, which are not well-resourced, but are often the most trusted sources of news in many communities. This grant provides support for the Media Consortium's annual conference which brings together its members to meet and share strategies, develop new skills, and discuss cultural and political trends affecting their industry. Grant funds will cover travel and conference expenses for community based reporters of color to attend the conference. 


2016 • 5 years • Journalism & Media

The Foundation for National Progress is a nonprofit organization created to educate the American public by publishing Mother Jones. Mother Jones is a multiplatform news organization that conducts in-depth investigative reporting and high quality, original, explanatory journalism on major social issues, including money in politics, gun violence, economic inequality and the future of work. Mother Jones produces short videos and weekly podcasts as well as data-driven investigations and visualizations. Mother Jones' quarterly print magazine has a steady base of 200,000 paid subscribers, and its daily reporting reaches a digital audience of 10 million people each month. Its investigations often lead to official responses, including changes in corporate practice, the introduction of reform legislation, increased scrutiny of a story or issue by other news outlets, and widespread response on the part of citizens and advocacy groups. 


2014 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

The Foundation for National Progress is a non-profit organization that publishes Mother Jones, a multiplatform news organization that conducts deep investigative reporting and high quality, original, explanatory journalism. In recent years, Mother Jones has established itself as an important news source, particularly for younger and mobile news consumers, for its deep and incisive coverage of money in politics, the agriculture and food industry, climate change, and guns in America. This grant provides general operating support for Mother Jones' high quality journalism.


1998 • 11 months

To support an initiative on arms issues through the Internet-based version of the magazine.
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