Journalism Emergency Fund launched [US]

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 in COVID-19 Reporting

Journalists of any gender facing financial hardship can apply for this new fund.

The International Women Media's Foundation (IWMF), in partnership with Craig Newmark Philanthropies, is accepting candidates for its Journalism Relief Fund.

The fund is intended for journalists who have been targeted as a result of their reporting at events related to the political unrest and polarization in the U.S., including elections, civil movements and other challenging environments.

Applicants may request support for immediate needs related to their professional work, such as medical aid, destroyed or stolen equipment and protective gear; or for longterm needs such as trauma, mental health services and referrals to legal support.

Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.