Philadelphia Community Fund announces grantees

On June 18, the Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund announced a $750,000 award for 12 Philadelphia-area organizations to support their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and to build long-term sustainability and resiliency. The grantees represent a diverse group of organizations working towards informing and empowering the Philadelphia-area community through innovative methods of sharing news and information. In April, the Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund announced a $1.7M donation to Resolve Philly, WHYY, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and WURD Radio.

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund is driven by the Independence Public Media Foundation, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund. According to its website, the Fund will focus on supporting four key areas: “news and information on public health and economic relief, news and information generated by and for diverse communities, the infrastructure needs of news and media organizations to better respond to community needs, and news and information that addresses key systems that perpetuate societal inequities.” 


The $750,000 grant was awarded to the following organizations: 

AI For the People ($50,000)

Big Picture Alliance ($50,000)

Comadre Luna Collective ($50,200)

G-Town Radio ($100,000)

M&G Associates, LLC ($50,000)

Media In Neighborhood Group ($100,000)

New Mainstream Press, Inc. ($60,000)

Nueva Esperanza ($55,000)

Pennsylvania Prison Society ($70,000)

Supportive Older Women’s Network ($40,000)

The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting ($50,000)

The Plug ($75,000)

Contact Information

McClatchy Journalism Institute