Culture & Civic Life
Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that utilizes technology to expand voter turnout and civic engagement across the United S...
The International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) is a new, independent, multilateral initiative that responds to the existential threats facing public interest media. IFPIM is designed to urgently ramp up financial support to independent media organizations in crisis and accelerate long-term, systemic solutions to enable media markets to work for democracy.
Around the world, independent media — acknowledged for generations as a fundamental pillar for the functioning of democratic societies — is under unprecedented and, in some settings, existential threat. Traditional business models, which have been eroding for a decade or more, are beginning to collapse, particularly as sources of advertising revenue shrink and move online. These problems are most acute in low- and middle-income countries and were only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Fund provides an ambitious, coordinated, and well-resourced international response to the crisis. Its unique structure is designed to enable a broad multilateral coalition to mobilize new resources in support of public interest media globally while maintaining the independence of both the Fund and its public interest grantees.
IFPIM is a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). RPA's mission is to "accelerate philanthropy in pursuit of a just world by providing deep global expertise to make philanthropy more thoughtful, equitable, and effective."
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