Our Work

The Lenfest Institute works to strengthen local news in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and around the United States.

Our local and national programs

The Lenfest Institute provides grant funding, runs training programs, and synthesizes best practices to develop and disseminate sustainable solutions for local news providers.


The Lenfest Institute funds projects that align with our mission in the Philadelphia Media Ecosystem and across the United States.

Apply for a grant

The Lenfest Institute welcomes applications to open grant opportunities when they are available. All applications are reviewed by a staff grants committee, which recommends grants for approval, either to the Institute’s senior management or to its Board of Managers, depending on the size of the grant and funding sources.

Grant Policies Grant Policies

Learn more about the organizations and individuals The Lenfest Institute has previously supported.

Grants Grants

Local News Solutions

The Lenfest Institute provides free tools and resources for local journalism leaders to develop sustainable strategies to serve their communities.

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