This week, the Independence Public Media Foundation announced $4 million in grants supporting community media-makers, journalism, film and digital equity projects, including $100,000 from its Community Voices Fund to refine and expand our Credible Messenger Reporting Project.
This community reporting project trains, compensates and empowers people impacted by gun violence in Philadelphia to produce and distribute news reports addressing its root causes, their lived experience and possible solutions from the community perspective, with guidance from professional journalists.
Project design and planning will commence with stakeholder calls next month and applications will open later this year for new work to be produced and distributed next spring.
IPMF collaborated with the HealthSpark Foundation and the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund to award the grants. Read the press release
, list of grants
and and an essay
on what the foundation’s board and staff prioritized during this grants review process.