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 2020 or 2021. This list was last updated in February 2021.


Charles Koch Foundation

Democracy Fund

Environmental Defense Fund


Foundation to Promote Open Society

Gill Foundation

Google News Initiative

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Lumina Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

Miami Foundation

National Endowment for Democracy

Newmark Philanthropies

Newton & Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Omidyar Network | Luminate

Rita Allen Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Largest custom training partners in 2019-2021

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