Democracy Fund Voice believes that vibrant media organizations are needed to inform voters and hold our leaders accountable. We support advocacy for stronger media and engaged citizens.
Type of Activity: Advocacy Grant Grantee: Free Press Action Fund Grants Total: Three grants of up to $560,000 in 2016-2018 What is the Civic Information Bill? In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission began its “incentive auction.” This brought about significant reorganization of the public airwaves, and some broadcasters sold their channels and received a portion of the […]
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York in the amount of up to $150,000 to support the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, within Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in exploring the relationship between terrorism, policy, and all media.
Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of up to $60,000 to the Free Press Action Fund to test the viability of a campaign that will work to ensure some of the funds raised from the sale of non-commercial TV licenses are invested to sustain local journalism and community information needs.