The Pulitzer Center extends its greatest appreciation to our supporters and donors.

Primary core support for the Pulitzer Center has come from Emily Rauh Pulitzer, The Emily Rauh Pulitzer Foundation, The David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, Barbara and Richard Moore, The New York Community Trust - Deborah W. and Timothy P. Moore Fund, Elkhanah Pulitzer, Joseph Pulitzer V, Michael Pulitzer Sr, Deirdre and Peter Quesada, William Bush, craigslist Charitable Fund, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Trellis Charitable Fund, Arnold Ventures, Omidyar Network, Humanity United, Henry L. Kimelman Foundation, Poklon Foundation, The Fore River Foundation, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), and The Kendeda Fund.

Additional project-specific funding since the Center began in 2006 has come from:

  • AJWS in support of reporting and outreach on property rights globally.
  • Art for Justice Fund in support of reporting and education outreach related to mass incarceration. The Art for Justice Fund was created by Agnes Gund in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of in-depth coverage of under-reported global health and development issues.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York in support of reporting on at-risk states and related educational initiatives, including the Fragile States project. The information flow from Pulitzer Center's fresh, in-depth reporting greatly enhances efforts to develop coherent, fact-based approaches to these states at risk and to surface better practices in policy response.
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to develop content for the after school app, Mizzen, around The 1619 Project and other Pulitzer Center reporting.
  • Clinton Family Fund in support of the Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowships, which support international reporting projects by Midwestern journalists.
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of the West Africa water and sanitation reporting initiative launch at World Water Week 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities in support of K-12 programming in the District
  • The Educational Foundation of America in support of Global Gateway educational programs. Through this education initiative the Pulitzer Center engages teens and young adults in class and online by supporting development of issue-specific lesson plans, bringing journalists from the field to classrooms and promoting online dialogues about critical global affairs.
  • Eva Lohrer for the establishment of the Breakthrough Journalism Award to recognize and celebrate achievements of Pulitzer Center-affiliated freelance journalists.
  • Green Cross Switzerland in support of the reporting and education outreach on issues of pollution as a global health concern.
  • Helmsley Charitable Trust in support of reporting on critical issues across sub-Saharan Africa, including water and sanitation, land degradation and coastal erosion, education, maternal health, food security, and climate resilience.
  • Henry Luce Foundation to support preliminary assessment and reporting on global religious issues, and to support "Religion and Power," a sustained engagement campaign on global religious issues through reporting and university collaborations.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education in support of our Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.
  • Humanity United in support of reporting projects centered on labor issues surrounding key commodities of gold, shrimp and palm oil, and in support of sustained coverage of Sudan in run-up to 2011 referendum. Additional support for peace and conflict reporting, migration reporting, educational outreach, and general operating support.
  • Julian Grace Foundation in support of K-12 programming in Chicago.
  • Joyce Foundation in support of reporting on gun violence in Chicago and globally.
  • Laird Norton Family Foundation for general operating support and educational outreach on global water issues, including the Pulitzer Gateway DOWNSTREAM: Our Water, Our Lives, and connections with schools and NGOs.
  • Laudes Foundation in support of a needs assessment for reporting at the intersection of labor and climate issues, and for reporting on the intersection of labor and climate change.
  • Longview Foundation in support of Global Gateway DC - Global/Local Youth Engagement to bring the Global Gateway and related issues and technical workshops to Washington, DC-area schools.
  • Luminate: In support of our AI Accountability initiative
  • MAC AIDS Fund in support of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean series including Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean, HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and Glass Closet: Sex, Stigma and HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. This series portrays the human face of the epidemic, incorporating interactive multimedia presentations of essays, articles, poetry, photography, video documentaries, and original music. Series recognized as a Notable Entry in the 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism; received a 2008 Knight-Batten Honorable Mention, a 2009 Webby People's Voice Award and a 2009 Emmy for new approaches to news and documentary programming.
  • McCormick Foundation in support of Youth Media Chicago, including after-school media programs to bring the Global Gateway and related issues and technical workshops to Chicago-area schools.
  • Meta (formerly Facebook) Journalism Project (MJP), an endowment gift to strengthen regional news outlets and community engagement. Support for the Pulitzer Center's initiative Bringing Stories Home is provided in part by MJP.
  • Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, in support of reporting and engagement on oceans and strengthening journalism’s capacity to support environmental sustainability and expose corruption through journalist networks and civic engagement.
  • Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) in support of raising public awareness of the urgent environmental issues facing the world’s tropical forests, and the creation of the Rainforest Investigative Network.
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in support of reporting and education outreach on emerging nuclear threats
  • Omidyar Network in support of reporting and outreach on property rights globally.
  • Open Society Foundations in support of a two-year grant towards the creation and management of the Artificial Intelligence Accountability Network, and a separate grant two-year grant towards support for the Pulitzer Center's The 1619 Project K-12 education initiative.
  • Open Square Charitable Gift Fund at the Schwab Charitable Fund to support a sustained issues-awareness campaign on the Democratic Republic of Congo, with special attention to issues affecting violence against women.
  • PIMCO Foundation in support of reporting and public and educational outreach, including K-12 and higher education, on women and girls empowerment and equity.
  • Population Services International (PSI) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in support of reproductive health journalism workshops at the International Family Planning Conference (2011 Senegal) and the subsequent collaborative reporting initiative in Africa on reproductive health.
  • The Rockefeller Foundation in support of reporting and outreach aligned with the foundation's priority areas, which have included food security, global health, conflict and fragility, and climate change.
  • Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County in support of a series of podcasts for youth focused on international affairs.
  • The Stanley Foundation in support of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Fragile States and Rising Powers reporting projects. The Rising Powers project is part of the New Global Reality series, including Georgia and Beyond: Russia's Response to Separatism and Ethnic Conflict, and India: Conflicts Within. The Rising Powers: The New Global Reality project is designed to raise awareness, motivate new thinking, and ultimately improve U.S. foreign policy regarding the global transformation that is occurring as a new group of countries exhibit a growing influence over the world's future.
  • United Nations Foundation to support the project Beyond 7 Billion.
  • Wake Forest IPLACe in support of NewsArts programming in North Carolina.
  • Wallace Global Fund in support of our reporting and outreach initiatives on population in association with National Geographic and PBS Newshour, and on extractive industries.
  • Walton Family Foundation in support of our Connected Coastlines reporting initiative, specifically underreported global sustainability issues related to fisheries.
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in support of Carol Rosenberg's reporting from Guantanamo Bay.
  • Wyncote Foundation in support of our educational programs in Philadelphia.
  • In addition to lead supporter Meta (formerly Facebook), funding for The 1619 Project Education Programming has come from Humanity United, the Trellis Fund, the Art for Justice Fund, Open Society Foundations, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
  • Anonymous for general operating support and educational outreach on infrastrure and global water issues, and connections with schools and NGOs.
  • Anonymous in support of reporting and outreach on women, children, and climate change.
  • Anonymous in support of reporting and outreach on extractives.
  • Richard and Shirley Bansen, Abby Rockefeller and Lee Halprin, and Whole Systems Foundation in support of climate change reporting by Daniel Grossman.
  • Major donors for grantee Sarah Shourd’s The BOX National Tour include the Art for Justice Fund, Mary Jo Bauen, Jon Comstock, Stephanie Ensinger, Arnold Fischman, Zeph Fishlyn, Scott Handleman, David Hornik, David Hornik, Jacob and Valeria Langeloth, Walter Long, Judith Filler Foundation, Beck Mankowski, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Tash Nguyen, Meredith Orthwein, Karen Ray, Tyler Reinhard-Hollis, Robert Rosenthal, Andrew and Cynthia Rothschild, John David Schramm, Jonathan Simon, Tina Seelig, Aleen Stein, Robert Stein, Anne Weills, Patricia and Michael Wolff, and Yellow Chair Foundation. We are grateful to numerous other individual donors who have supported the tour.
  • Jenna Sampson, Andrea Barthello, Amy Batchelor, and Brad Feld in support of the Arctic Reporting Fund (ARF).
  • The Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology supported the emergency call for proposals in June 2022 focused on violations to the Amazon forest in Vale do Javari, in the state of Amazonas, related to the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.

We are grateful for gifts for general support from the following organizations, foundations, and individual donors ($1,000+):

BDT Capital Partners LLC, Bread and Roses Community Fund, Bridgeway Foundation, Civitas/Active Citizen 360, Greg Carr Foundation, The Kesher Fund of the Cohen-Fruchtman-Krieger Family, Inc., The Lodestar Foundation, The Miami Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, Roundhouse Foundation, St. Louis Roundtable

Erica Andersen, Shirley and Richard Bansen, Bella Berlly, Elizabeth and Henry Booke, Nancy Boszhardt, Chris Buck, Margaret Carter, Justin Catanoso, Maren Christensen, Kem and Roger Courtenay, Betsy Dietel, Margaret O'Donnell and Ned Donoghue, Jennifer Dunne, Joan Feeney, Louise Hilsen and Don Foley, Judy Coffin and Willy Forbath, Margaret and William Freivogel, Meg Gaydosik, Juleanna Glover, Wendy and Fred Goldberg, Norbert Goldfield, Louis Goldstein, Heather and Paul Haaga, Abby Rockefeller and Lee Halprin, Eldridge Hanes, Debbie Weil and Sam Harrington, Julie Harris, Lucille and Carl Harris, Kathy and Tom Hundley, Sivika and Dan Hunter, Eric Johnson, Madeline and Marvin Kalb, Elizabeth and William Kelly, Frannie and Michael Kieschnick, Indira Lakshmanan, Deborah and Rocco Landesman, Samuel Lawrence, Frank Langfitt, Arthur Lieber, Hannah and Steven Lieberman, Frank Mazer, Kari McCabe and Nate McBride, Camille and Robert McDuffie, Cama and Robert Merritt, Elizabeth and Jan Miel, Karen and Justin Miel, Mary Miller, Elisabeth Moore, Leni and David Moore, Isolde and Joel Motley, Tash Nguyen, Mary Norris and Patrick Oglesby, Robbin Orttung, Alice and Brian Powers, Ramelle and Michael Pulitzer Jr, Peter Rabley, Marie Ridder, Sheila and Paul Roberge, David Rohde, Levy Rozman, Cynthia and Andrew Rothschild, Marjorie Rouse, Antony Rudie, Cynthia Sauvage, Betsy and Glenn Sawyer, Kem and Jon Sawyer, Evans Harrell and Charity Scott, Jane Schwarzchild and V. R. Shackelford, Dawn and Benjamin Shapiro, Martha Shirk, Kerry Smith, Steven Solnick, Steven Solomon, Sonni Efron and Paul Stares, David Steinglass, Molly and Jay Watters, Kate and Fred Weber, Linda Winslow, Joan Woods

Many thanks also to our Persephone Miel Fellowship donors:

Bethany Aquilina, David Ardia, Barbara Belcore, Alyson Denny, Ford Foundation, Earl W. Gast and Sibel F. Berzeg, Meg Gaydosik, Anthony Garrett, Claudia Gwardyak, Margaret Henehan, Valerie Hobbs, Eric Johnson, Marlene Johnson, Marvin Kalb, Sara Mackiernan, Laurie Manchester, Elizabeth and Jan Miel, Karen and Justin Miel/Irving Kohn Foundation, Mary Norris Preyer Oglesby, Robin Orttung, Julia Pyper, Alexey Radovskiy, Marjorie Rouse, Antony Rudie, Kem and Jon Sawyer, Steven Solnick, Upstairs Realty, Kate and Fred Weber, in addition to the individual and foundation donors who contributed originally to our Persephone Miel Fellowship partner Internews

If you are interested in supporting the Pulitzer Center, please contact us at
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