IPMF Announces $395,000 Made in Grants

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IPMF announces $395,000 made in grants as well as further detail about its 2021 grant-making plans, which include open calls for digital equity proposals and the 2021 Community Voices Fund in May.

Additionally, the foundation is supporting workshops and peer-to-peer learning on topics that grantees have identified are most important to them such as fundraising, nonprofit governance, and communications.

For more information, please read this essay by IPMF President Molly de Aguiar.


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Molly de Aguiar

Molly comes to Independence Public Media Foundation with 15 years’ experience in thoughtful, responsive philanthropy, with deep expertise in designing and supporting community-centered local journalism programs and initiatives. Her work has focused on a range of ideas exploring the future of local news and information, including sustainable business models, community-centered reporting, collaboration, and creative storytelling formats.

Molly launched and directed the Informed Communities program for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which attracted partnerships with national funders and helped New Jersey become a model for local journalism innovation. She also served as the first Managing Director of the News Integrity Initiative, a globally-focused philanthropic project, at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She co-founded the Local News Lab, sits on the board of the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium, and writes and speaks frequently about reimagining philanthropy.

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