To answer questions about eligibility and the application process, our partners at The Lenfest Institute for Journalism recently held an online session to outline the program’s mission and give an overview of the grant process and eligibility requirements. This was followed by a live Q&A hosted by Lenfest Institute executive director & CEO Jim Friedlich; Lenfest Institute program manager Ana Mendez; and Facebook Journalism Project local news partnerships manager Dorrine Mendoza.
Aiming to support and connect people and organizations that build community through local news, the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network offers grants as well as opportunities to connect with industry experts. We’re currently on our second open grant application window. Learn more about previous grant winners here.
The Lenfest Institute is administering the grants and is providing additional grant review and grantmaking support. Based in Philadelphia, the Lenfest Institute is a first-of-its-kind non-profit organization whose sole mission is to develop and support sustainable business models for great local journalism.
Watch the full video, or find answers to specific questions using the video timestamps below.
FJP Community Network Webinar
4:15 Program Overview
5:17 Eligibility Requirements (the full list is available here)
6:10 Types of Projects
7:40 The Elements of a Strong Application
9:48 Projects We Won’t Fund
12:00 Live Q&A
Are you ready to apply? Submit your application here by Monday, August 12, at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT. Subject to Terms and Conditions. See terms for full eligibility criteria, selection criteria and grant restrictions.
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