Grantee Profile

Center for Investigative Reporting

Grants to Center for Investigative Reporting

  • $3,500,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    Journalism & Media

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — The Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to researching, reporting, and disseminating in-depth investigative reports. Its work reveals abuses of power and systemic social problems, particularly those that affect individuals and communities that are vulnerable and disenfranchised. Its investigations result in print, audio, video, interactive, data visualization, animation, and spoken word poetry reports disseminated by newspapers, magazines, digital news sites, and television and radio news programs, and as podcasts and live events.  This general operating award will support the editorial leadership, which assigns and manages stories and ensures the highest standards of journalism across all projects; will provide the ability and flexibility to seed new reporting projects; and will fund core operations and infrastructure. The outcome is original and impactful journalism that often leads to policy and administrative change.  

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — Established in 1977, the Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit investigative news organization that provides local and national audiences with deep, analytical, data-rich information and news essential for citizenship. Each year, the Center pursues about 50 major investigations on a range of issues. These investigations result in over 1,000 stories (in text, audio, video, data interactive, animation, or graphics) distributed through regional and national, commercial and public media news partners and directly to the public. This grant will provide general operating support to the Center.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — The Center for Investigative Journalism is a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to researching, reporting, and disseminating in-depth investigative reports for the purpose of contributing to a better informed public. This grant supports TYT Investigates, a new multiplatform investigative documentary series being developed by the Center for Investigative Reporting in collaboration with The Young Turks Network. The Young Turks Network is best known for its flagship program, The Young Turks, a hosted news and culture program available online, on satellite radio, and more recently on Current TV. TYT Investigates will combine the serious journalism and video reporting capabilities of CIR with the non-traditional style and reach of The Young Turks Network to bring serious and timely investigative journalism about corporate and government accountability to a younger and more global audience. This grant supports the launch of TYT Investigates, and the research, production and distribution of four initial investigative reports.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — The Center for Investigative Journalism is a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to researching, reporting, and disseminating in-depth investigative reports for the purpose of contributing to a better informed public. The Center’s ability to produce and distribute its reports in any format -- print, video, various digital platforms, social media, and (soon) radio -- sets it apart from its peer organizations, making it a creative and effective organization. This institutional grant will be used for four purposes: to create a Venture Fund, raise the development capacity at the Center, upgrade and/or purchase new technology, and establish a reserve fund for legal defense and document purchases.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — To support preliminary research for a documentary film exploring the debate over protecting intellectual property.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — In support of the documentary film "No Place to Hide: Stories from a Surveillance Society".

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — To support a documentary film on international small-arms trafficking.

  • $130,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — To support a Frontline television documentary on U.S. military spending and readiness.

  • $10,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    EMEYVILLE, CALIFORNIA — To support a television documentary on U.S. military spending.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Investigative Reporting $6,465,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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