Grantee Profile

Nation Institute

Grants to Nation Institute

  • $750,000

    2016 (Duration 5 years)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Nation Institute is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice. The Investigative Fund is housed at the Nation Institute, where it runs a fellows program that supports six to ten journalists from diverse backgrounds with financial and editorial support, allowing them to pursue time-consuming investigations into underreported social issues, and to cultivate deep subject matter expertise. In addition to these fellowships, the Investigative Fund regularly works with a network of freelance reporters to commissions new investigations, with an emphasis on human rights, civil rights, economic inequality, and corporate and government accountability. The work of the Investigative Fund contributes significantly to diversifying the field of investigative reporters; facilitates in-depth coverage of critical issues that would otherwise go unreported; and provides freelance reporters with strong editorial guidance and placement of their stories in the media outlets where they will have the greatest impact. Recent investigations have explored the temporary work industry, and the conditions of immigrant detention centers. The Investigative Fund co-publishes this work with a wide variety of nonprofit and commercial media partners that include The Intercept, Wired, and Huffington Post. 

  • $150,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Nation Institute is a nonprofit news organization that houses the Investigative Fund, which works with freelance reporters and Investigative Fund Fellows to produce in-depth reports that are co-published with a wide variety of nonprofit and commercial news publications and broadcasters. The Investigative Fund commissions and supports investigative stories with the potential for social impact, with an emphasis on human rights, civil rights, economic inequality and corporate and government accountability. The Fund produces approximately 70 original investigations each year, which are published by dozens of public, independent, legacy and commercial print, online, and broadcast media partners.

  • $118,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To establish a Peace Fellowship (over two years).

  • $25,000

    1992 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support travel expenses for participants of the international conference "Investigative Journalism after the Cold War: Topics, Methods, Ethics."

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Nation Institute $1,043,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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