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Ipmf Opens Call for Proposals for Digital Equity Fund & Community Voices 2021

Status: Open

  • Grant

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: Ongoing

  • Eligibility:
    • This is an open call for nonprofits (or organizations or projects with a fiscal sponsor) from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania. Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. And, New Castle County, Delaware. We strongly encourage organizations outside of Philadelphia to apply.
    • All applicants must be a 501(c)3 or an organization with a fiscal sponsor. We are unable to make grants to individuals.
    • Previous Community Voices grantees are welcome to apply.
    • Organizations are welcome to apply to both funds with the understanding that only one grant from only one fund will be awarded.
    • Applying to both funds does not increase your chances of being awarded a grant.
    • We will not accept more than one proposal from an organization for the Community Voices Fund. We will not accept more than one proposal from an organization to the Digital Equity Fund.
  • Funding amount: Not available
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: United States
  • Application languages: English

The Independence Public Media Foundation funds and supports creative, community-centered media and media making across Greater Philadelphia. Through grant-making and other programs, the Foundation supports building and strengthening networks of people who are creating and sharing information, ideas, and stories for change and justice. From May 17 to June 11 we are accepting proposals for the following funds:


Digital Equity Fund

IPMF is inviting proposals for its 2021 Digital Equity Fund. The pandemic has underscored the urgency of digital equity and its intersections with structural inequality. We are seeking proposals that help communities get and stay connected to the internet and access the information and resources they need to have agency and thrive. Read more about the fund guidelines and grant awards here.


Community Voices  2021

For its 2021 Community Voices Fund, IPMF is partnering with both the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, and the HealthSpark Foundation, to support a range of media organizations and media making projects in the region, with an emphasis on community-owned media, and community-connected news, information, and journalism addressing systemic inequities and systems that need to change. Furthermore, the Fund will center voices and leadership from communities targeted by white supremacy and state-sanctioned violence. Read more about the fund guidelines and grant awards here.

Learn more and apply here

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