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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Media Projects Addressing
Political, Social, and Environmental Issues

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Park Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/20/19

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for media projects to raise awareness of important political, social, and environmental issues. Funding is intended to support a high-quality, non-commercial media that is substantive, fair, and accurate. Program priorities include investigative journalism, media policy, and public broadcasting.

Investigative Journalism supports excellence in reporting on nationally significant public affairs issues in the U.S. Competitive proposals will show evidence of groundbreaking content employing multi-platform media tools with potential to achieve broad distribution and social impact.

Media Policy supports nationally significant initiatives that promote fair and open media systems and policies in the U.S. The Foundation supports projects that advance universal access to communications, a "neutral" Internet, diverse and independent ownership, public interest media and the future of journalism.

Public Broadcasting supports nationally distributed and aired television and radio programming. Preference is given to in-depth, investigative reporting projects that include diverse, public interest voices and perspectives.

Documentary Films supports a very limited number of small grants to individual documentary projects related to civil society and democracy, environment and animal welfare. Requests for funding greatly exceed available resources and preference is given to projects with wide distribution and community engagement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179466

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations must be classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Please note: Capital grants are highly selective and generally limited to nonprofits in Tompkins County, NY.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, for-profit entities, endowments or for debt reduction.

Pre-Application Information:

Before developing a proposal, prospective grantees should consult Program Interests to determine the potential for funding. Calls or emails to program staff are also welcome to help assess fit with program interests. Proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis; please see the application deadlines below. Letters of Inquiry (LOI) are accepted at any time. Once an LOI is submitted, please do not submit a full proposal unless contacted by a staff member.

2019 Proposal Submission Deadlines:
January 11
March 28
July 12
September 20

Although applicants are encouraged to apply electronically through the Foundation's portal, emailed or faxed proposals or letters of inquiry are accepted with prior approval from the Foundation.

Proposals must arrive at the Foundation’s office by the dates listed to be considered for a grant at the next quarterly Board meeting. All proposals received will be acknowledged by email, usually within a week of receipt. While the Foundation does not guarantee it, most decisions on full proposals are made within the quarter. Occasionally, proposals are deferred to a subsequent quarter for reasons of volume, need for additional review, or other circumstances. Applicants will be notified if a deferral occurs.

About the Foundation: https://parkfoundation.org/about-us/?id=0

Program Interests: https://parkfoundation.org/program-interests/

Application Instructions:
http://parkfoundation.org/applying/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an online letter of inquiry here:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2292?SA=SNA&FID=35007

Submit online full proposals here:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2292?SA=SNA&FID=35009

For questions about the electronic forms or process:
607.272.9124 or email to info@parkfoundation.org.

For emailed, mailed and faxed applications, please use the application documents provided below and submit all written correspondence to:
Park Foundation, Inc.,
140 Seneca Way, Suite 100
Ithaca, NY 14850
info@parkfoundation.org
Fax: 607.272.6057

Michael J. Connor, Senior Program Associate, Media
mjc@parkfoundation.org

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