Sources of Funding for Journalism

The Center for International Media Assistance

The Center aims to strengthen the support, raise the visibility, and improve the effectiveness of media assistance programs by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

The Center for Investigative Reporting- Dick Goldensohn Fund

The Dick Goldensohn Fund was established in 1986 by friends and family shortly after Dick died of a heart attack at age 39. Since he had been a fearless investigative reporter, the Fund makes small grants covering research, reporting and travel costs to freelance journalists working on international stories.

The Center for Investigative Reporting- The Henry Demarest Lloyd Investigative Fund

The mission of the H. D. Lloyd Investigative Fund is: To support the work of investigative journalists who probe behind the walls of secrecy erected by the government and powerful corporations to inform the public of unreported news and events directly affecting their lives. The Lloyd Fund will commission the work of freelance journalists who share in this vision. The Lloyd Fund’s primary focus is on innacurately or under-reported cases of malfeasance, or clandestine manipulation and exploitation of natural resources or political processes by U.S. corporations, institutions, or other power elites, at home and around the globe. The Lloyd Fund will support works with “moral force” with potential for major impact.

European Fund for Investigative Journalism

The Eurpean Fund promotes quality journalism in Europe by giving journalists the chance to carry out journalistic research projects.  It is firmly rooted in the investigative journalism community. The Fund raises and redistributes funds according to the principles of full transparency and absolute editorial independence.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism

The Fund has provided grants to print and broadcast reporters since 1969

The International Center for Journalists

The International Center for Journalists has a number of fellowships available for journalists in the United States and around the world.

The ProfNet

An online community of nearly 14,000 professional communicators, ProfNet was created in 1992 to connect reporters easily and quickly with expert sources at no charge.

The Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism, Belgium

The Pascal Decroos Fund promotes investigative journalism in the written and audio-visual press in Flanders by granting working grants to journalists who are willing to work on a special project. Both beginning and experienced journalists qualify for such working grants.


SCOOP is network for investigative journalists in East and Southeastern Europe.  It was founded in 2003 and since then investigative reporters have published a number of investigative stories in media all over the region.  The main idea is to develop a network between journalists in the region. A lot of stories and investigations are transnational and sharing experiences is a strong support for investigative journalists in their daily work.  SCOOP brings together professional journalists from the region to facilitate the sharing of best practises and production of investigative journalism.