Channel Foundation: Grants for Journalism

OVERVIEW: The Channel Foundation supports organizations combating gender inequality around the world.

IP TAKE: This funder’s journalism grantmaking focuses on increasing the presence of women in the media and coverage of gender issues.

PROFILE: The Channel Foundation was established in 1998 but it wasn’t until 2006 that this funder would support organizations in which the “[f]eminist perspective is embraced so that all people have respect, freedom and opportunity to realize their full human rights and leadership potential.” The foundation’s grantmaking programs are Advancing Indigenous Women’s Rights and Leadership, Amplifying Gender Equality in Media, Ending Violence Against Women and Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders, Ensuring Participation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Eradicating Legal Inequality, Promoting the Rights of Women with Disabilities, Securing Reproductive Rights/Justice, Strengthening the Women’s Funding Movement, Women’s Leadership and Human Rights Institutes and Diverse Grants.

Channel’s Amplifying Gender Equality in Media supports “[w]omen’s voices in the media via community radio, journalism, media and communications training and coverage of gender issues.” Grants typically range between $20,000 and $25,000. Past journalism grantees include the Global Press Institute, which received funding for its work employing women in developing media markets; and World Pulse, a media network operated by women in over 190 countries around the world. To learn more about the foundation’s grantees, explore its grant partners list.

The Channel Foundation makes grants by invitation only and therefore, does not accept unsolicited proposals.


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