Our Funders

For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Center is funded by annual operational and project grant support from Montclair State University, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, Rita Allen Foundation, Google News Lab and Facebook.

2017-2018 operational supporters:

Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s nine colleges and schools serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs.

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the foundation‌ focuses on issues critical to New Jersey and nonprofit organizations whose work has a direct and meaningful impact in the state.John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund is a bipartisan foundation established by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar to help ensure that the American people come first in our democracy. (Note that Democracy Fund is also supporting two projects based at the Center, in addition to being an operational sponsor.)


2017-2018 project supporters:

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Rita Allen Foundation

The Rita Allen Foundation invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems.

Google News Lab

Google News Lab collaborates with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media with Google.


The Facebook Journalism Project is designed to support journalism and news literacy, and to serve as a hub for journalists and publishers to learn and share.


For more information about our supporters, or to discuss how you can support the Center and its mission, contact Stefanie Murray at murrayst@montclair.edu. 

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