Description:

The Investigative Fund incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact. The Investigative Fund does this by providing reporters with editorial guidance, institutional support and grants to cover the research costs associated with investigative journalism.

Begun:

1998

Website:http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/
Office Location:116 East 16th St., 8th Floor New York, NY
Structure:

A project of the Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center

Founder:

Hamilton Fish

Executive Director:

Esther Kaplan and Joe Conason (editors)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

4

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

4

Annual operating budget:

$600,000

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

No

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

No

Awards:

Fund-supported projects have won numerous awards including the National Magazine Award, George Polk Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Certificate, Daniel Pearl Award, Hillman Prize, Casey Medal, National Headliner Award, and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism

Contact:

http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/contact or 212-822-0250



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