Gruber Family Foundation: Grants for Journalism

OVERVIEW: The Gruber Family Foundation awards journalism grants to organizations operating across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder awards unrestricted grants rather than those that are project specific.

PROFILE: Established in 1987 by Linda and Jon Gruber, the California-based Gruber Family Foundation initially focused its grantmaking on helping disadvantaged populations. The foundation has since expanded its giving priorities to include “[p]rogressive and investigative journalism, education, the arts, women’s issues [...] and social safety net programs.”

Gruber grants range in amount from $10,000 to over $1 million. The foundation generally spreads larger grant awards over multiple years. According to its latest tax filings, the majority of grants fall lint eh $10,000  to $100,000 range. While this funder supports organizations across the United States and does not impose geographic restrictions on its grantmaking, a number of awards support organizations located in its home state of California. Past journalism grantees include Media Matters for America and National Public Radio. Click here to learn more about select Gruber Family Foundation grantees.

The Gruber Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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