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 2019 or 2020. This list was last updated in December 2020.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Charles Koch Foundation

Democracy Fund

Environmental Defense Fund


Foundation to Promote Open Society

Google News Initiative

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Lumina Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

McClatchy Foundation

Miami Foundation

National Endowment for Democracy

Newmark Philanthropies

Newton & Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Omidyar Network | Luminate

Open Society Foundations

Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation

Rita Allen Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Tides Foundation (

Largest custom training partners in 2019 or 2020

American Society of Business Publication Editors

Charles Koch Institute



Huffington Post


MRC Media

Middle East Broadcasting Networks

National Public Radio


New York Times

Pinellas County School District

Southern Newspapers Publishers Association

The Washington Post


USA Today Network


Voice of America – Broadcasting Board of Governors