Nonprofit Sector

Total: $3,849,450

88Nine Radio Milwaukee

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • $50,000

Support for Radio Milwaukee's work to effect social change by engaging our listeners in civic participation.

Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism

  • New York, NY
  • $50,000

To support the "Support for Reporting" project, culminating in a comprehensive report that will evaluate various options and make recommendations for policies to preserve original news gathering capacities in the digital era.

American Public Media

  • St. Paul, MN.
  • $100,000

To expand its award-winning news innovation project, Public Insight Journalism.

Common Impact

  • Cambridge, MA
  • $50,000

To support financial management consulting engagements with nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area.

Arts Engine

  • New York, NY
  • $100,000

To increase access to independent social-issue media in the nonprofit sector and to help communities use independent film and video to spur social change and encourage civic engagement can be most effectively described through our flagship programs.

Democracy Now! Productions

  • New York, NY
  • $50,000

General operating support to produce and disseminate an independent daily global news hour through a network of public media outlets across all communications mediums, and educate the public on the importance of promoting independent media.

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

  • New York, NY
  • $25,000

To support public education related to the federal 'private money restrictions' that limit the activities of nonprofit organizations that receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation.

DemocracyInAction

  • Washington, DC
  • $100,000

General operating support to extend user services and leverage the sector network that has grown up around the toolset.

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

  • Washington, DC
  • $25,000

For increased and effective support for nonprofit policy and civic engagement.

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

  • San Francisco, CA.
  • $100,000

To support The Media Consortium's efforts to place our members on the path to long-term sustainability and at the forefront of tomorrow's media landscape, and to support the creation and dissemination of high-impact journalism.

Chittenden Community Television

  • Burlington, VT
  • $25,000

For Common Good Vermont, a Web-based network that enables nonprofits and community leaders to access their collective knowledge, build partnerships, solve problems and achieve long term social benefit for the people of the state.

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

  • San Francisco, CA
  • $75,000

For "Assignment 2020: Reporting as if the Future Depended on It",a collaborative journalism project focusing on a very current and urgent issue: how we will adapt to a world re-shaped by climate change and how we can speed the shift to a post-carbon world. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna?s Sustainable Environments Program.

Guidestar USA

  • Williamsburg, VA
  • $25,000

For the GuideStar Membership Program, which provides support for the organization's special projects, like preparing the Website for the New IRS Form 990.

Free Press

  • Florence, MA
  • $100,000

To reinvent and bolster public, noncommercial media as the informational, educational, civic and cultural backbone for our nation through citizen-driven policy changes.

Independent Sector

  • Washington, DC
  • $100,000

To support efforts to advocate for policies and practices that help strengthen the nonprofit community's ability to advance their missions and to support our leadership role to advance impact and effectiveness and promote collaboration.

Future of Music Coalition

  • Washington, DC
  • $75,000

To continue engaging the nonprofit arts and cultural sector in critical policy issues that affect their livelihoods.

MobileActive

  • New York, NY
  • $50,000

To develop a portion of the Mobile Media Toolkit, a database of resources and mobile applications for citizen media and journalism.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

  • Washington, DC
  • $50,000

General operating support for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations for the period 2009-2010.