Information Saves Lives Rapid Response Fund

Information Saves Lives Rapid Response Fund

The Fund

The Internews Information Saves Lives Rapid Response Fund aims to help small, local news organizations survive in the face of COVID-19.

The Fund was seeded with $100,000 in unrestricted funding from Internews, to directly support media outlets, organizations and individuals reporting on COVID-19 for underserved communities around the world. With additional support from Luminate, we will support more than 100 grantees.

The Rapid Response Fund is currently closed; no applications received after May 28th will be considered in this round.

We thank all those who have applied. We are sorry that we will not be able to respond to you all individually, so please note that if you do not hear back from us by June 18, your application has been unsuccessful.

Watch this space for updates on future funding opportunities.

Meet the Grantees

Twenty five grants, in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, have been announced.

Two grantees, Abdullahi Mire and Isabela Ponce, discuss how the grants are making a difference for their work:

Abdullahi Mire, Dadaab, Kenya

Read more about issues in Dadaab, Kenya

Isabela Ponce, Ecuador

Read more about issues in Ecuador

Other grantees include:

Announced April 9: Advance Youth Radio, South Sudan; AyiboPost, Haiti; DONIBLOG, Mali; Faryad Radio & TV Network, Afghanistan; GK, Ecuador; Media Matters for Women, Sierra Leone; NGO Center for Analytics and Investigations, Ukraine; Pax Press, Rwanda; RADA, Kenya; Petro Shuklinov, Ukraine; Salud Con Lupa, Peru; Spice FM, Uganda; ZMA Radio, Afghanistan Learn about the grantees’ work.

Announced April 22: Matteo Civillini, Italy; Digital News Exchange (DNX), Philippines; DRONI, Albania; Food Bank News, United States; Infinit +, Albania; KabarMedan.com, Indonesia; Klix, Bosnia; Abdullahi Mire, Kenya; Novi Radio, Bosnia; Pelangi Campaign, Malaysia; Chong Yee Shan, Malaysia; Wanahabari Centre, Kenya  Learn about the grantees’ work.