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 or 2019. This list was last updated in March 2019.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Charles Koch Foundation

Democracy Fund

Google News Initiative

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

LaSalle University

Lumina Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

McClatchy Foundation

National Endowment for Democracy

Newmark Philanthropies

Newton & Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Omidyar Network | Luminate

Open Society Foundations

Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation

Philadelphia Foundation, H.F. Lenfest Fund

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Tides Foundation (

Largest custom training partners in 2018 or 2019

American Society of Business Publication Editors

Charles Koch Institute



National Public Radio

Pinellas County School District

The Washington Post

USA Today Network

Valence Media

Voice of America – Broadcasting Board of Governors