Our Funders

Our Funders

For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Center is funded by annual operational and project grant support from a variety of foundation and corporate sponsors, all of whom are listed below.

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.)

Abrams Foundation

The mission of the Abrams Foundation is to nurture creative, deeply informed communities, while promoting equity and fairness. Grant making is concentrated in three areas: journalism and narrative, arts and creativity, and access and opportunity.

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.


2017-18 event sponsors:

American Press Institute
The American Press Institute advances an innovative and sustainable news industry by helping publishers understand and engage audiences, grow revenue, improve public-service journalism, and succeed at organizational change.

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
The JSK Journalism Fellowships supports diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the most urgent issues facing journalism.

Malheur Enterprise
The Malheur Enterprise serves the 33,000 residents of Malheur County with its weekly newspaper, website and Facebook page.

Airtable was founded on the belief that software shouldn’t dictate how you work—you should dictate how it works. Our mission is to democratize software creation by enabling anyone to build the tools that meet their needs.

Broadstreet is a fast advertising management platform with impressive ad formats, automated reporting, and top tier support.

Web Publisher Pro
The Website Publisher Pro enhancement program was designed for forward-thinking publishers, with a sharp focus on increasing revenue, user experience optimization, and expert management of the publisher’s tech stack.

With ClickShare you can share what’s on your laptop or mobile device, on a presentation screen, transforming a meeting into a complete sharing experience with a single click. No cables, no set-up, no waiting to join in.

Pico brings together three main technologies — identity access and management (IAM), customer relationship management (CRM), and marketing automation. Each is designed from the ground up to work seamlessly together and with a publisher’s content management system (CMS) and existing services, such as email marketing.

The mission at Piano is to help media companies build great brands, dedicated audiences, and sustainable revenues.


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.