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Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation (EEJF) Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, and Institutions to
Improve the Quality of Investigative Reporting

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Foundation / Corporation

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Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation (EEJF)

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for programs in the following areas: Investigative Reporting, Oklahoma Journalism, Professional Development, and Special Opportunities. Priority will be given to programs focusing on ethics and new media.

More details on the program areas are as follows: 

Investigative Reporting

  • Increase the quantity, quality and ethical standards of investigative reporting and watchdog journalism on state and local issues;
  • Stimulate and nurture the development of organizations, infrastructures, services, collaborations and business models that can help secure a future for investigative reporting and watchdog journalism;
  • Encourage the development of digital innovations that make data about state and local issues more available to the public.

Oklahoma Journalism

The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of journalism and journalists produced in Oklahoma through its support of journalism programs at non-profits and educational institutions in the state.

Professional Development

  • Improve the credibility and impact of journalism;
  • Stimulate adherence to the highest ethical standards and practices by both traditional and new media;
  • Sustain and encourage more journalism that produces civic results;
  • Help journalists make use of new tools and new outlets for their work;
  • Increase and renew the enthusiasm of journalists for their important work.

Special Opportunities

The Foundation considers applications for journalism initiatives with special promise or distinction, particularly collaborative efforts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179644

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation makes grants to journalism schools and other non-profit organizations focused on the news media.

In most cases, the foundation will NOT fund:
- Book publishing
- Documentaries
- Literacy programs
- Endowments
- Grants to individuals
- International organizations
- Personal research projects
- Scholarships
- Equipment/youth education

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals to Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation are initiated through our online Grant Request System. To be considered, submit a Letter of Inquiry by 5:00 p.m. CST May 15th or November 15th. Letters will be accepted beginning two months before the deadline. Should the 15th fall on a weekend or national holiday, the request will be due the following business day.

Funding decisions will be made at the end of January and July.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Oklahoma Tower
210 Park Avenue, Suite 3150
Oklahoma City, Ok 73102

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming