The International Women’s Media Foundation is seeking applications to offer $750,000 grant to support U.S.-based reporting projects by Indigenous journalists on issues related to Missing & Murdered Indigenous People (MMMIP) with a concentration on women, girls, Two-Spirit and transgender people.
Donor Name: International Women’s Media Foundation
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $750,000
The IWMF’s Fund for Indigenous Journalists: Reporting on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender People (MMIWG2T) opportunity supports the production of ambitious reporting that opens up underreported aspects of the issue of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP). Across three years (2022-2025), the IWMF will distribute grants to support Indigenous journalists in their projects and endeavors. The fund is not limited to an annual number of grants or dollar amount distributed.
The fund was designed to help Indigenous journalists by providing grantees support to:
- Take the lead on stories connected to Indigenous communities;
- Expose underreported aspects of the MMIP issue;
- Undertake ambitious projects that challenge traditional media narratives and misconceptions about Indigenous nations and their citizens; and,
- Develop field-based expertise and strengthen careers.
Applicants will be notified of the fund’s grant decisions approximately 4-6 weeks after submission. They will work with individual grants recipients to determine a completion timeline that best suits the project – most project timelines are six months to one year long and funds are distributed when the grant recipients are chosen.
Applicants are encouraged to consider their project publication or production plans in advance of submission and may include an optional letter of support for their project.
- Eligible journalists can apply here.
- An applicant must identify as Indigenous and be a full-time professional, practicing journalist with experience. Teams may apply, but the team leader must be an Indigenous journalist and the lead decision-maker of the project.
For more information, visit IWMF.