The American Journalism Project is pleased to announce a new grant from the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation. The grant of $200,000 will provide general support for the American Journalism Project’s mission: to build a new public service media that is governed by, sustained by and looks like the public it serves.
The American Journalism Project is the first-ever venture philanthropy dedicated to nonprofit, nonpartisan independent local news. In other social sectors, venture philanthropy has been used to create new ecosystems of strong, sustainable, and scalable organizations that fill gaps left by the market. In practice, this approach allows the American Journalism Project to organize philanthropic investment, rapidly share best practices, and create strong networks of supported organizations with a shared public mission to serve diverse local communities across the country.
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. They envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials.
The American Journalism Project would like to thank the Lumina Foundation for its generous support.