Description:

The Fund for Investigative Journalism gives grants to reporters working outside the protection and backing of major news organizations. Grants are limited to journalists seeking pre-publication help for investigative pieces.

Begun:

1969

Website:http://fij.org/
Office Location:1023 15th St. N.W., Suite 350 Washington, DC
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization

Founder:

Philip M. Stern

Executive Director:

Sandy Bergo (part-time)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

0 (full-time)

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

0 (Bergo and the 11-person Board are all veteran journalists)

Annual operating budget:

$193,000 (2008)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes (Board members serve without compensation)

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

No

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Yes

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

No

Awards:

Fund-supported projects have won two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Magazine Awards, the Raymond Clapper Award, the George Polk Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Worth Bingham Prize, the New York Newspaper Guild's Front Page Award.

Contact:

fundfij@gmail.com or 202-391-0206



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