Reva and David Logan Foundation: Grants for Journalism

OVERVIEW: The Reva and David Logan Foundation awards investigative journalism grants to organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: This funder awards both single and multi-year grants.

PROFILE: Reva Frumkin Logan and David Logan established the Reva and David Logan Foundation (R&DLF) in 1965. Based in Chicago, Illinois, R&DLF supports nonprofit organizations working within its priority grantmaking areas, which include social justice, scholarships, the arts, and investigative journalism “[i]n Chicago and around the world.”

The foundation’s journalism grants support the “[p]ress, news media, and investigative journalists whose courageous work exposes acts of tyranny and malfeasance, and stands as a bulwark for freedom, justice, and democracy.”

R&DLF journalism grants generally range from around $20,000 to $100,000. Past grant recipients include FairWarning, which received funding for its investigative work focusing on public health, consumer matters, environmental issues, and government and business accountability; and Oklahoma Watch, which received a grant for general operating support. To learn more about R&DLF journalism grantees, explore its grants approved page (PDF).

The foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry (LOIs) but does not accept unsolicited proposals. New applicants may submit their LOIs via the foundation’s Grantee Portal. Returning applicants need to contact grants manager Preeti Veerlapati before submitting their application materials.

PEOPLE:

  • Peter Handler, Executive Director
  • Richard Logan, President
  • Cecelia Simmons, Director
  • Preeti Veerlapatic, Grants Manager
  • Richard Alden Feldon, Director
  • Jonathan Logan, Director

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