Innovation Grants and Entrepreneurs in Residence

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is proud to fund individuals and organizations building news and information products that engage and inform local communities.

We are building a new type of organization based on a “venture philanthropy” model: pairing a non-profit structure with an entrepreneurial mindset. We encourage bold risk-taking on projects with the potential for major payoffs, recognizing many attempts aimed at transformation will deliver important new insights even if missing the mark on desired outcomes. The Institute’s grantees and entrepreneurs in residence work as a cohort, sharing findings with each other and the public.

The Institute selected its first cohort in Fall 2017. We plan to open applications for our next cohort of grantees in early 2018. Sign up here to be notified when we put out our next call for grant applications.

Fall 2017 Cohort

Innovation Grants

Entrepreneurs in Residence