United States Journalism Emergency Fund

Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in the order they were received. Learn more by visiting IWMF.

The International Women’s Media Foundation has partnered with the Craig Newmark Philanthropies to establish the United States Journalism Emergency Fund to directly support U.S. journalists in need so they can resume work essential to our functioning democracy. Applicants must be U.S. journalists with journalism serving as their primary profession and must provide proof of their financial need.

Funding is available to both staff journalists and those working independently. To qualify for this Fund, you must be a U.S.-based journalist of any gender (including men) targeted as a result of your reporting at events related to the highly charged political unrest and polarization in the U.S., including elections, civil movements and other challenging environments. You may request support for immediate needs related to your professional work, such as medical aid, destroyed or stolen equipment and protective gear; and long-term needs such as trauma, mental health services and referrals to legal support.

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