MacArthur Foundation | ProPublica

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to ProPublica. It's the only news organization the foundation recognized as one of its "Creative and Effective Institutions."

"As news organizations have undergone tremendous financial upheaval in recent years, many have lost the resources required to fulfill the traditional role of investigative journalism, an important way of rooting out corruption in society and maintaining an informed citizenry," the foundation writes in its announcement.

The one-time grant will allow ProPublica to expand its newsroom, the news organization says in its release:

Two hires announced earlier this month bring ProPublica’s full-time staff total to 49 – of whom 42 are journalists – about double the number on board when publishing began in 2008.