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The Lenfest Institute supports local journalism to catalyze a more transparent, connected, and equitable Philadelphia.
The Lenfest Institute supports individual journalists, local media organizations, and the Philadelphia media ecosystem itself to ensure residents are connected to their neighbors, have access to news organizations, and can utilize information resources that allow them to flourish.
The Lenfest Institue supports individuals, media organizations, and the Philadelphia News Ecosystem as part of an evidence-based strategy to advance our mission.
Every Voice, Every Vote is a citywide coalition of more than 50 community groups and media organizations coming together to elevate Philadelphia’s diverse voices, inform voters, and promote civic action around the 2023 City of Philadelphia elections.
The Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange is a community-grounded accelerator program supporting BIPOC media entrepreneurs through training, one-on-one coaching, and grantmaking.
The Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange focuses specifically on the urgent need and opportunity to support and advance more media entrepreneurs of color to ensure communities prosper and news businesses thrive and grow sustainably on their own terms.
The Constellation News Leadership Initiative provides career development support to mid-career media professionals of color.
The program is open to candidates who work in editorial, product, business, or technology at Philadelphia-area news media enterprises.
The Lenfest Next Generation Fund supports professional development opportunities for Philadelphia-area journalists and students of color. The Fund provides opportunities for participants to upgrade equipment, participate in workshops or courses, attend national conferences, or take on otherwise unpaid internships.
The Lenfest Institute has awarded support to a number of organizations working to strengthen the local media ecosystem. These include the The Al Día Foundation, the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia Chapter, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Philadelphia Chapter, and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. With our partners, we also established the Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund to support 19 local news organizations during the pandemic.