Largest funders of Poynter

The Poynter Institute receives broad support from a variety of sources. Here is an alphabetical list of our funders, including all foundations, corporations, partners and individuals that gave the Poynter Institute more than $50,000 for 2018. This list was last updated in Oct. 2018.


Charles Koch Foundation

Democracy Fund

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Lumina Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

National Endowment for Democracy

Newmark Philanthropies

Newton & Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Omidyar Network

Open Society Foundations

Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation

Philadelphia Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Tides Foundation (

Largest custom training partners in 2018

American Society of Business Publication Editors





National Public Radio

Pinellas County School District

The Washington Post

USA Today Network

Voice of America – Broadcasting Board of Governors