Free Press Action Fund

Type of Activity: General Operating Support
Grantee: Free Press Action Fund
Amount: $275,000 in 2020

What is Free Press Action Fund?

Free Press Action is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that seeks to change the media to transform democracy to realize a just society. They believe that social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what’s actually happening in their communities. They work to safeguard a free and open internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.

Why do we think this organization is important?

Free Press Action is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that seeks to change the media to transform democracy to realize a just society. They believe that social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what’s actually happening in their communities. They work to safeguard a free and open internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Free Press Action Fund?

In 2020, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $275,000 to Free Press Action Fund. In 2021, an amendment was approved to increase the amount of the grant to $600,000.