Knight will give $1 million to news nonprofits fund

Investigative News Network

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation expects to give up to $35,000 each to about 30 news nonprofits and public media outlets as part of a $1 million grant to a fund administered by the Investigative News Network.

INN is an umbrella group for news nonprofits that helps such organizations share resources and work toward sustainability. INN will choose the recipients of the grants and manage the "INNovation Fund."

Following a report last year called "Finding a Foothold," Knight shifted its focus from helping launch nonprofit news sites to helping keep them going. Knight's Mayur Patel told Poynter's Rick Edmonds last October that the foundation would "be making grants to additional sites 'that have shown momentum' and 'smaller scale support of particular practices.' "

Information on applying is here. The deadline for seeking the fund's first round of grants is March 1.

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  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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