Mission: The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute is dedicated to improving the scope and overall quality of investigative reporting in the independent press and beyond. The Investigative Fund incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact, particularly on issues that may be bypassed by the mainstream media … (about 1/2).
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Address: The Investigative Fund, c/o The Nation Institute, 116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA;
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Some Investigative Fund stories have sparked resignations of public officials; others have triggered FBI investigations, Congressional hearings, or federal legislation. Still others have changed the debate around a key issue or exposed previously hidden forms of abuse and exploitation. Investigative Fund stories have won some of journalism’s top awards: the Polk, the National Magazine Award, the Sidney Hillman Award, awards from Investigative Reporters & Editors, and more.
Founded as a pilot project in 1996 with the support of the Lear Foundation, The Investigative Fund expanded to its current size in 2005 with generous support from Lannan Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and others. We now collaborate with multiple media partners and produce several dozen in-depth investigations each year.
Our investigations have appeared in a wide variety of outlets, from The Nation magazine with 200,000 readers; to NOW on PBS, with well over 1 million viewers; to Salon, which counts 5 million unique visitors each month, to NPR, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The Huffington Post, The New Republic, Mother Jones, GQ, and many more.