DigitalEd: How to Get Foundation Funding

    by Mark Glaser
    October 19, 2015
    A map by the Foundation Center showing media grants in the U.S. (from 2013)

    Title: How to Get Foundation Funding

    Instructor: Mark Glaser, executive editor and publishers, MediaShift

    Tips for working with media foundations


    Register here!

    Have you ever considered getting foundation grants to help support your journalism and media projects? Didn’t know where to start? This training will give an overview of the major foundations and what they typically fund. There’s also a chance for one-on-one feedback from the instructor.

    Major media foundations are going through upheaval, with major reorganizations happening at Knight Foundation, McCormick Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and others. There will be a discussion of these changes, and how they will affect your chances for grants. And now foundations are supporting both for-profit and non-profit organizations.


    What you’ll learn from this training:

    1. Basics of foundation funding
    2. Importance of contacts and networking
    3. How MediaShift received grants and support from various foundations
    4. Personal feedback on your grant ideas


    • Presentation slides and notes
    • List of relevant foundations and key contacts

    Who should take this training:

    • Independent media makers who are seeking grants
    • Media company employees who are interested in grants
    • Public media or non-profit media companies interested in grants

    Date and Time: November 18, 2015 at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT

    Price: $39

    Register here!

    Note: If you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and see the archived video and ask questions of the instructor. Free registration for BigMarker is required.

    About the Instructor:

    Mark Glaser is executive editor and publisher of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He is an award-winning writer and accidental entrepreneur, who has taken MediaShift from a one-person blog to a growing media company with events such as Collab/Space workshops and weekend hackathons; a weekly podcast called “The Mediatwits”; and digital trainings, DigitalEd, in partnership with top journalism schools. MediaShift has received funding support from the Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McCormick Foundation and others. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.


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