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SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism invests in public service reporting on environment and the journalists who produce it. FEJ grants support development and dissemination of significant coverage that otherwise could not be completed.

July 1, 2018 (midnight local time) was the deadline for the inaugural Lizzie Grossman Grant for Environmental Health Reporting from SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism.  Grants of up to $5,000 will be provided to help underwrite story projects related to environmental health. Open to SEJ freelance members only. Your membership must be current and you must have published work in regional, national and/or international outlets over the last 36 months. 

Not a member? Join here. (Eligibility criteria apply. See policy.)

Important! Before you can apply for the Lizzie Grant,
you must read the proposal guidelines.

Winning projects are selected by an independent jury of editors.

Grantees retain full editorial control of FEJ-funded coverage. Donors have no right of review and no influence on story plans made possible in part by their contributions.  Binding agreements between donors and the Society of Environmental Journalists and between SEJ and grantees of its Fund for Environmental Journalism reinforce this policy of editorial independence.

SEJ maintains a strict policy of confidentiality with regard to story ideas submitted through FEJ competitions.

NOTE: We cannot work with early proposal/early decision applications. Notices of awards and declined applications will go out as soon as possible after July 1, 2018. Agreements are co-signed (agreeing on how to describe project in announcement, about reports, other) and checks go out as soon as possible after that. Announcement waits until all grantees in the cycle have completed agreements; however, we don't hold up on the funding if there are delays.

 

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Fund for Environmental Journalism story project grants 2011 – 2018 have been funded by the Burning River Foundation, Compton Foundation, Cornell Douglas Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Energy Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Grantham Foundation for the Environment, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Cornelius King Foundation, Wyss Foundation and individual members and friends of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Read how the FEJ got started here.

 

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The Society of Environmental Journalists is grateful to all generous supporters of the Fund for Environmental Journalism.

Recent foundation grants have made it possible for SEJ to underwrite projects proposed by three news organizations: The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, The Guardian and High Country News.

Providers of Foundation Grants:
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Energy Foundation, Grantham Foundation for Protection of the Environment, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and The Wyss Foundation

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