GFMD’s partners and coalitions

The Global Forum for Media Development is funded by our members and through core and programmatic funding from public and private donors.

If you are interested in supporting GFMD please contact our Director of Operations, Biba

Membership fees

The GFMD is financially supported by fees from our members. Membership fees make up roughly one third of GFMD’s income.

GFMD revenue streams 2021

GFMD revenue streams 2021

Membership fees are set depending on the staffing numbers of each organisation.

GFMD’s donors and funders

Core funders:

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

NED is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.

The Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Founded by George Soros, OSF are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

Programmatic funders:

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

SDC is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

FCDO is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

BBC Media Action

Formerly known as the BBC World Service Trust, BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, funded independently by external grants and voluntary contributions

International Media Support (IMS)

Is a non-profit organisation working to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue.


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