Press Forward’s Pooled Fund

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About the Pooled Fund

Press Forward’s Pooled Fund invests in promising ideas and emerging best practices that will reinvigorate local news.

Funding is invested through a series of open calls to the field, in alignment with Press Forward’s four funding priorities.

Our Open Call on Closing Local Coverage Gaps is now open.

Open Call on Closing Local Coverage Gaps

April 30 – June 12, 2024

Press Forward’s first open call will address the long-standing inequalities in journalism coverage and practice in the U.S., by investing in small, local newsrooms that provide original reporting in underserved communities.

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Open Call on Local News Transformation

Coming Fall 2024

Program guidelines for our second open call of 2024 will be released later this year.

Submit a Press Forward Profile

Whether or not they qualify for the current open call, local news initiatives can still get their organizations in front of funders by filling out a Press Forward Profile. These profiles will be available to all Press Forward partners as they make their funding decisions. 

The application, designed to take an hour to complete, consists of a few basic questions about the initiative.

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