Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike. You do not need to be a working journalist.
Just click the big white "Apply For a Grant" button near the top of the page, or you can click here.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
The definition of "awesome" is intentionally left vague and up to the imagination. It could mean making someone stop and think, or spreading information or something else -- think social good, an informed society, and beyond!
The only way to find out for sure is to apply — it doesn't take long!
Still, some types of projects are generally not supported — typically ones that are personal and limited in their impact, and existing projects or efforts that would not see significant incremental benefit from a small grant.
We review applications and decide on the recipient monthly.
If you haven't heard anything from us in 3-4 month then your project was not selected. We consider applications from previous months, so there's no need to apply again unless your idea has changed.
No. The grants are small and intended for small journalism projects.
No. Membership is not required or a condition of a grant award, but we do hope that you do consider becoming a member.
This is not a loan or an investment from the Fourth Estate. This is a grant and we do not claim any ownership or future claims on your idea, and we don't want the funds repaid - ever.
The grant has no strings attached (other than doing something awesome and making it freely and widely available).