FairWarning Receives Grant from Charles Evans Foundation

FairWarning, the Los Angeles-based investigative news organization that focuses on issues of public safety and health, government and business, has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Charles Evans Foundation. “The Evans Foundation has been a fantastic supporter of our efforts to produce strong, public interest journalism,” said Myron Levin, executive director of FairWarning in a press release earlier this week. “They have come through for us once again, for which we are deeply grateful.”

Since FairWarning’s launch in March, 2010, its reports and commentaries have appeared in more than 35 news outlets across the U.S., including the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, The Kansas City Star, Mother Jones, the Orange County Register, the Houston Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. The Evans Foundation has supported a wide range of causes, ranging from fire safety and public health to projects to assist the disadvantaged. FairWarning has also received support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, The Renaissance Foundation and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication.

INNovation Fund Round 2 Winners Announced

The Investigative News Network announces eight winners of the second round of its INNovation Fund grants, for a total of $226,020. The fund was established with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to spur business innovation and experimentation in nonprofit newsrooms that are focused on audience engagement and long-term sustainability.

INNovation Fund Winners Announced

Investigative News Network announces 8 winners of the first round of its INNovation Fund grants, for a total of $236,280. The INNovation Fund was created to cultivate experimentation and new ideas newrooms.

Investigative News Network secures grant from Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Investigative News Network (INN) is proud to announce that it has received a $140,000 grant over two years from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The general support grant will support INN's efforts to create efficiencies and economies of scale for the many of its smaller, regionally focused nonprofit news organizations.  The grant also will encourage collaboration amongst its more than 50 member organizations and help broaden the reach of the Network's content across multiple digital platforms and new and dynamic distribution methods. "We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund," said Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of INN.  "The Rockefeller Brothers Fund was instrumental in facilitating the initial meeting from which the Network was born.

MacArthur Foundation Awards Multi-year Grant to the Investigative News Network

The Investigative News Network (INN) is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The grant will be used over three years to build INN’s organizational capacity and to support the Network’s efforts to provide editorial, technological and cost-saving services to the member organizations. “We are extremely grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for their generous support of our Network,” said Kevin Davis, CEO & Executive Director of INN.  “This support will allow INN to increase our efforts to ensure the sustainability of our member organizations and reach the widest audience possible.”

Created in 2009, INN has doubled its membership since then and fostered editorial collaborations among its members, negotiated significant cost-savings for media insurance, and recently entered into a global syndication agreement with Thomson Reuters. INN is a growing consortium of 53 non-profit news organizations in North America that produce nonpartisan investigative and public service journalism on a local, regional and national basis. It is composed of news organizations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico that create long-form and ongoing stories that keep communities informed on the issues they most care about.

McCormick Foundation Provides an Additional Two-Year Grant to INN

The Investigative News Network is pleased to announce that it has received a two-year $225,000 grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. This two-year grant will be used for joint reporting projects and support services for INN’s growing network of 60-members

The funds will also finance a second training seminar for INN members in partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting. The seminar will be held April 2012 in Berkeley, Calif.,  prior to the annual Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting. "We are very grateful to the McCormick Foundation for their continued support of our consortium," said Kevin Davis, CEO and Executive Director of INN.  "Thanks to this generous grant, INN can increase the level and impact of the editorial collaborations across the Network, while increasing the business capabilities of our member organizations. The grant is part of the nearly $5 million in McCormick funding approved for 22 organizations dedicated to news literacy, press freedoms and excellence in journalism over the course of the next two years.

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What you need to know about the $1 million INNovation Fund

Together, INN and the Knight Foundation have launched the Knight-funded INNovation Fund to help online news providers diversify their revenues, invest in their businesses and experiment with technology innovations to help increase their prospects for long-term viability. The following is a Q&A to help you decide if the INNovation Fund is right for you.