7 Sites for Media Grants and Fellowships

In his 2001 essay “How to Fund a Radio Documentary,” Robin White asked public media producers “to be as creative in your fundraising as you are with your projects, and always to share what you learn with others.”

This list of places to hunt for grants and fellowships comes from a number of public media producers who shared their advice on the AIRdaily email list. Thanks to you all.

AIR’s Media Fellowship and Grants wiki (AIR membership required)

• The Media Impact Funders’ grants database (search for funders, not grants awarded)


• Journalism Jobs’ Awards/Contests list, and Fellowships list

The Foundation Center’s online database (requires subscription or library access)

The Grant Center for Public Media (requires partnership with a public media station)

If we’ve missed a site, please email