Free Press believes that a vibrant, diverse and independent media is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy.

Grantee Profile

The future of traditional and new media is currently being written in the halls of Washington, DC and the town halls of middle America. Free Press, one of the leading national organizations taking on these issues, boasts a strong presence in both worlds. With its core belief that a free press is the most important resource to any society, the organization strives to open up the media system to allow more diversity of opinion to be expressed, to present a broader perspective, and to increase the caliber of information available to everyday people. This, it hopes, and the Foundation concurs, will lead to a more participatory and accountable government and to more sustainable policies and practices regarding national and global development.

About Our Grants

In 2017, the Woodcock Foundation awarded Free Press a three-year, $750,000 general operating grant. Free Press is dedicated to protecting our rights to connect and communicate, including diverse and competitive media ownership, broadband affordability and accessibility, an open Internet, and preserving funding for public broadcasting. Free Press is also committed to deepening its engagement with its members, by inspiring them to take actions online and in the field, as well as amplifying the voices of disenfranchised communities.