Bringing Stories Home: Local Reporting Grants

Emily Harris, from left, and her wife, Brandi Harris, talk with cattle buyer Ed Flood while their young livestock eats one last time before being loaded onto a trailer for transport to farms in Indiana and New York. Image by Mark Hoffman. United States, 2019.

Emily Harris, from left, and her wife, Brandi Harris, talk with cattle buyer Ed Flood while their young livestock eats one last time before being loaded onto a trailer for transport to farms in Indiana and New York. Image by Mark Hoffman. United States, 2019.

"Bringing Stories Home" is the Pulitzer Center's initiative designed to help U.S. newsrooms cover the big, underreported stories that affect us all—and through education and other outreach promote the public engagement that is essential if our democracy is to thrive.

News outlets eligible for participation in "Bringing Stories Home" include all those serving U.S. cities in which population ranks 21st or lower. The Pulitzer Center is already actively working with partner outlets in many such cities, from Milwaukee to Louisville to Tucson to St. Louis. Bringing Stories Home represents a major investment in local news, providing resources to cover stories that might not otherwise get told. 

Here are two things you need to have ready for your application:

  • A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, in no more than 250 words
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. 

We accept grant proposals on a rolling basis—our editorial team meets regularly to review the proposals we receive. If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at contact@pulitzercenter.org.

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Support for Bringing Stories Home is provided in part by an unrestricted endowment gift from the Facebook Journalism Project. Support for reporting projects also comes from the Omidyar Network, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the MacArthur Foundation, Humanity United, and other generous donors to the Pulitzer Center.